posted on Aug, 30 2014 @ 06:37 PM
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: 727Sky
Surely Russia would be supplying training in the deal?
Edit: sorry, i misread your post.
Good point about ISIS.
Ground support an maybe a team to assemble their aircraft.. Probably the same with the AH-64s ... A team goes in gets everything up and running and a
few very well paid guys hang around to supervise and train the local yokels ... If it progresses the whole operation might turn into something like
Iran when the Shaw was using civilian contractors to train the Iranian airforce... Some of the guys made good money until it all came crashing down
... Either way I would want a fast long range jet and several other means to get the heck out of there if things turned to caca...
ISIS has had access to helicopters, and fixed wing aviation for awhile now. There is no evidence that they use any of it. In June they captured the
Mosul airport, which normally housed at least 13 Blackhawk and Kiowa helicopters. It's not clear how many were there when it fell, but they have also
captured Syrian equipment after overrunning bases there.
I knew they had captured some but did not know the amount of hardware they had acquired.. Also flying a helicopter is not like flying a fixed wing
aircraft.. I soloed at 3.7 hours in fixed wing aircraft... due to the rules (thank god) we could not solo before 10 hours in a rotorcraft.. Fixed
wing I smoked a cig and did a wingover and thought I was home... The helicopter solo all I really remember was my first thought which was, " You are
going to die: ! No Kidding! I flew close to 4000 hours in rotor craft with not one minute of sleep or a chance at the mile high club.... actually had
a blast in more ways than one... Fixed wing you name it I might have done it...! hahhaha
It would take ISIS a time to train some of their guys who have just learned to drive their new Toyota's on the finer points of the OH-58 or the
Blackhawks... and even at that a good crew chief or maintenance personal might be the harder part of the equation... One thing about it once the spare
parts are used up they will know which supply base to hit next for the spares.. What a frigging mess !
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