Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA)
Photographic Logs for 2010
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4 Regiment Apache AH.1 leaving the Forward Refuelling Point (FRP) in February 2010.

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Thursday February 11, 2010
Mil Mi-8MTV-1 'Hip-H' (ZB698) operated by QinetiQ at Boscombe Down to train Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) pilots. On the day there were a number of sorties, including callsigns 'Cordon 128' and 'Cordon 123', to the landing strip for numerous practice approaches and landings. 
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Project Curium
Mil Mi-8MTV-1 ‘Hip-H’ (RAF serial ZB698 c/n 103M03). Former Bulgarian Air Force Mi-17’s are being flown by Afghan pilots trained by British military pilots over the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) in southern England. Operated by QinetiQ from Boscombe Down with MOD funded modifications including; western communication systems, countermeasures and pilot protection armour. Inscribed Mi-8MTV-1 behind the cockpit door this version of the ‘Hip’ is enhanced for 'Hot and High' operations a requirement for operations in Afghanistan.
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Mil Mi-8MTV-1 'Hip-H' (ZB698).
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Mil Mi-8MTV-1 'Hip-H' (ZB698).
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Mil Mi-8MTV-1 'Hip-H' (ZB698).
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Mil Mi-8MTV-1 'Hip-H' (ZB698)

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Thursday September 30, 2010 Druring the afternoon four AAC helicopters, an Apache, a Squirrel and two Lynx made practice approaches and landings on the Plain.
Westland Lynx AH.7 (XZ196 'T') of 671 Squadron AAC which made a series of landings on an sloping surface.
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Lynx AH.7 (XZ196 'T') of 671 Squadron.
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Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ254 '54') of 670 Squadron AAC.
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Apache AH.1 (ZJ211) of 673 Squadron AAC.
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Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ254 '54') of 670 Squadron.

Exercise Pashtun Rat   (February 8-19)
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Apache AH.1 (ZJ187) of 4 Regiment AAC arriving at the Forward Refuelling Point (FRP) with the RAF's Tactical Supply Wing (TSW) personnel running out to refuel the helicopter.
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Thursday February 11, 2010
Lynx AH.9 (ZG918) of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps (AAC) based at Dishforth.
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Lynx AH.9 (ZG918) of 9 Regiment AAC.
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Lynx AH.9 (ZG921) of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps based at Dishforth.
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Chinook HC.2A (ZH896) of 18/27 Squadron Odiham Wing.
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Chinook HC.2A (ZH896) of 18/27 Squadron Odiham Wing RAF.
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Apache AH.1 (ZJ187) of 4 Regiment AAC based at Wattisham.
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Lynx AH.9 (ZF540) of 9 Regiment AAC, Dishforth.
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Lynx AH.9 (ZF540) of 9 Regiment AAC based at Dishforth.  
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Sea King HC.4 (ZA310 'B') of 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) Royal Navy.
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Left to right: Sea King HC.4 (ZA310 'B') of 845 NAS and Apache AH.1 (ZJ176) with 4 Regiment AAC.
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Apache AH.1 (ZJ176) with 4 Regiment AAC.
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Apache AH.1 (ZJ203) of 4 Regiment AAC.
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Apache AH.1 of 4 Regiment.
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Chinook HC.2A (ZH896) of 18/27 Squadron Odiham Wing RAF.