Images: Atlas troops train with Air Force to recover aircraft [Image 5 of 5]
Photo by Staff Sgt. April Campbell
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lee McWhorther, of the 2nd Airlift Squadron, 43rd Airlift Wing, attaches cables in the Army’s Unit Maintenance Aerial Recovery Kit to the rotary system of an AH-64 Apache Helicopter at Simmons Army Airfield, Feb. 24. The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade troops hosted joint Downed Aircraft Recovery Team and Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery training with airmen from Pope Army Airfield at Simmons Army Airfield. Soldiers from 122nd Aviation Support Battalion and 1-82 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, and airmen from 440th Maintenance Group and 2nd Airlift Squadron, 43rd Airlift Wing, practiced using the Unit Maintenance Aerial Recovery Kit on an AH-64 Apache helicopter. DART and CDDAR teams are responsible for recovering aircraft after they crash or become disabled and can no longer fly.
Date Posted:02.26.2014 16:11
Location:FORT BRAGG, NC, US