Air International 1995-01
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P.Allen - Fly Army
A 671 Squadron Lynx AH.7 and 670 Squadron Gazelle AH.1 fly over the Wiltshire countryside during a 671 Squadron aircraft commanders' course sortie.
Two 671 Squadron instructors prepare their Lynx AH.7 prior to a training sortie - there are normally two students to every instructor. Clearly visible in this view is the new Lynx T1 sighting system which gives the helicopter a night TOW firing capability.
AAC pilots now begin NVG training with 670 Squadron flying the Gazelle, resulting in an AAC NVG Cat 1 qualification which gives them clearance for NVG flying down to 200ft AGL. In the modern battlefield environment, NVGs are now in widespread use and pilots can expect to use NVGs throughout their careers on the Gazelle and Lynx.
A 671 Squadron Lynx AH.7 and 670 Squadron Gazelle AH.1 fly over the Wiltshire countryside during a 671 Squadron aircraft commanders' course sortie.
A long-serving fleet of 21 Chipmunk T.10s continue in use by the School of Army Aviation's Basic Fixed-Wing Flight for flying grading and basic training. AAC pilots destined for the Islander will later return to the Chipmunk for a further 30 hours training.
Two Islander AL.1s are allocated to the Middle Wallop Islander Flight and are used for special duties and communications. The AAC has a total of seven Islanders on strength, the remaining five being operated by 1 Regiment based at Aldergrove, Northern Ireland, in support of army operations in the province.