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AH-64E

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AH-64E

Post by tommc » Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:46 pm

AH-64E ZM711 is outside on the pan for anyone who still needs it.

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Re: AH-64E

Post by Snoop 95 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:30 pm

Are they still grounded? I remember reading somewhere that they were originally forecast to fly from Wattisham in July this year.

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Re: AH-64E

Post by tommc » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:59 pm

Snoop 95 wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:30 pm
Are they still grounded? I remember reading somewhere that they were originally forecast to fly from Wattisham in July this year.
They are not grounded, it is just they have not yet been cleared to fly in the UK.

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Re: AH-64E

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:14 pm

"Grounded - prevented from flying" - in this case due to lack of clearance. OK I accept that the word is often used when flying is stopped for a reason.

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Re: AH-64E

Post by Vulture 01 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:20 pm

Why aren't they flying yet? Seems very strange to spend all that money upgrading an aircraft and then letting it sit on the ground.

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Re: AH-64E

Post by tommc » Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:34 pm

Vulture 01 wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:20 pm
Why aren't they flying yet? Seems very strange to spend all that money upgrading an aircraft and then letting it sit on the ground.
They are not upgraded. They are BRAND NEW AIRFRAMES.

They are just awaiting clearance to fly in the UK.

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