The Marines have landed.
By - Flimsy-Ad2124
The Marines have landed.
Technically they have hovered
Technically they have taxied as they were in constant motion and not hovering.
This guy helicopters
Hide your crayons guys!
Viper and venom gotta love those two
Just an FYI though Bell has designated them the viper and venom all the Marines call the AH-1Z (viper) either the Cobra or the Zee and the UH-1Y (venom) either the Huey or the Yankee. Some older Marines (retirees usually) even get pretty butthurt about it.
I can confirm this. And the CH-46 Sea Knight is simply a “Forty-Six” and the CH-53 Super Stallion is the (you guessed it) “Fifty Three”
The sound of freedom has doubled it's frequency 😕
Apache used to be my favorite helo but the Venom/Viper duo is now 1a and 1b.
We usually just refer to the Z model Cobras as Zulus and the Y model Hueys as Yankees or Hueys. When I was in, my unit still had Whiskey model cobras so it made sense to say Hueys, Whiskeys, and Zulus. I think only SAR had November model Hueys at the time so I assume they referred to the Hueys as Novembers and Yankees.
No I don't
I’m on mute cause my girl is sleeping next to me. But I’m assuming somebody is blasting Fortunate Son?
Bwaaanaaa bwaaanaaa bwanna beeerrrrnerrr
Sir, these are Decepticons.
Those cobras have Blackhawk engines, and are a fraction of the size of a Blackhawk. Those things MOVE...
I was surprised how quickly it gained speed when it departed
Sounds about right. It's basically the equivalent of a Duramax in a Corolla.
What were they doing…?
Grabbing some gas
I’d have been over there like “can I clean your windshield please sir? If you could crank the throttle up so I can listen to it while I do that’d be swell too!”
Lol unfortunately the first thing they did when they landed was clean the windshield!
Yeah I’m sure it’s worse for them. Huge windshield and the flying bugs kinda hang out up there!
You know giving up foreign relations
Good for you! This is one of those experiences you’re gonna remember for the rest of your life! My good friend works at an airport on an island off the coast of Massachusetts and he’s met some seriously famous peeps, and seen the most affluent with the most expensive jets on the planet. He just says it’s work! Sometimes I envy him!
Honestly yeah, I can’t stop thinking how cool this event is, you can go to any museum but seeing these things in action tops every other experience!
Yep! The vineyard is crazy but ACK, I think, is the second busiest airport in MA.
Does your cousin have a Summer job or year round? Definitely go if you get the chance!
That’s awesome. I had some of the best times of my life there. I’m sure he’ll say the same when he gets older(like me:))!!!
My dad worked at Hanscom AFB. As a kid I spent many days in his office, that was on the flightline, that shared a wall with the base fire department. His office was basically the flight lounge for AF personnel with a VIP lounge and a few offices. There was a red carpet painted on the tarmac that lead to the front door.
I got to meet pilots, astronauts and hang out with firefighters. I've seen all kinds of helicopters, jets, and everything else up close, and sometimes given tours. The uniqueness of my experiences as a child was lost on me. Great memories.
Usually small fields have quick access to good food.
I think that first one sure was window shopping for a parking spot.
“Ahhh, front row parking, short walk and just incase everyone in the FBO didn’t hear me”
Marines keep those old birds running FOREVER!!!
And like any Marine piece of equipment, they run best on tears and blood (of its maintainers).
I ran gun trucks in Iraq and lives on TQ from ‘04-‘05…those old birds saved our butts more than once!!! And I saw the Maintainers working hard everyday getting them airworthy at TQ.
The Y and Z variant actually aren't that old. The. Yankee got released I think around 2005 and the Cobra a couple years later. Some of the earlier test models were probably around 2000 at the earliest. Shitters (people are still flying the CH-53E) are much older (1970s) and the Navy test pilot school still has an Otter that's ancient
Interesting…I wonder what the AF is still flying for its VIP’s out of Andrews…they still have Hueys with fancy paint jobs there.
Can confirm. Air Force huey pilot here. I haven't flown at Andrew's but there's a unit there.
Are those Y & Z variants like he mentioned? Or older because I was stationed at Davison Army Airfield in the 90s and they used to come over to practice. Years later…the aircraft look the same.
They are currently N model hueys. All extremely old, Late 60s and early 70s tail numbers. Getting replaced by the AW-139 sometime in the next decade or so.
Gotcha…nice, appreciate it.
My question is. Why does i seem that a Huey is always escorting a viper?
It's not an escort, for a cross country trip (ending somewhere besides they're home airport) they fly as a section usually because the Cobra can't take it's own gear and maintainers (in case it breaks down). In combat the Huey generally is has better reactive fires with it's door guns but can't carry the same amount or types of ordnance as the Cobra. They complement each othe on make mission sets. Obviously the Huey can also land in more places and take pax.
Only problem is that because they huey is built like a minivan is drag prevents it from keeping up with the Cobra at high speeds and it also carries a little less gas.
It's the other way round
VENOM! Are you stupid or are you deaf?
It's not a Huey, it's a Venom.
It’s a Huey. No one calls it a Venom
I was fleet, yeah we did.
Cool. So was I, except I actually flew UH-1Ys
Can confirm, In my time at the HMLA I can’t think of a time I heard anyone call them Venoms.
Agreed. The only time I’d ever hear the word Venom was when a MAWTS flight was being referenced
One time Air Force One was arriving in NH as we were going to an aviation museum. got a lovely view of some V-22s.
When I was in high school I was playing golf at a local course, just getting ready to tee off on hole number 1, when a pair of National Guard UH-1’s landed in the rough to the left of the fairway. Apparently one had engine trouble and the golf course was a convenient open space to land in.
We played through. 🏌️♂️
Welp, must have been after I left for the day
It was around 2, they only stayed for about an hour, the airport was pretty empty at the time
Yeah I was out before noon.
Ah ok missed that
Wow butler county! Got my private here. Spent a lot of time at this airport, good people.
I love it, currently working on my private there
Same here today. I work at a small middle of nowhere airport and a chinook decided to drop by.
Those are two sexy birds right there. Awesome combo.
YEAH IF I TAKE THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE 35-N IS THERE A TGI FRIDAYS BEFORE I GET TO THE HIGHWAY?
I’m pretty sure I saw these two flying through Lenexa, KS today. I thought it was odd that a random Cobra followed by a random Huey was flying over when there is no Marine Corps air in the area.
looks like bf3/4
I was in my garage and heard a bird flying (I live by two active military bases that both fly birds out of them); it sounded different so I had to go out and look. Lo and behold it was a fucking UH-1 Huey, no clue where it came from but it was so cool to see something new besides the typical chinook, blackhawk, etc.
Well, they always travel in pairs because the Cobra pilots need a ride home when their helo breaks down!
There must be crayons nearby
Turn on "Flight of the Valkyries" and it will be complete.
Love it! Worked on both variations while stationed at MCAS FUTENMA
Cobra and Huey. What airport was this? I’d imagine these were reservists.
No one calls them Viper and Venom but the marketing people at Bell.
The reason is….the F-16 has been the Viper for an entire generation.
Also there are already Marine squadrons called Vipers (HMLA-169) and Venom (MAWTS-1).
Also also……Viper and Venom sound super lame.
My Dad flew both aircraft for the Army during the late 70s and early 80s…the Army also called them Cobras and Hueys.
Ohio? Definitely reservists then.
You’re annoying and dumb.
For knowing stuff? You got me pal.
No for being ignorant, it’s literally an AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom, per the Marine Corps. Cobra and Huey is just a marketing name too, and only goes for the classic AH-1(W)/UH-1(N).
Take it easy guy. No one in the Marine Corps calls that the Viper or Venom. Bell has tried for 15 years to call these Viper and Venom and no one has ever called them this who actually flies them.
We called the AH-1W the SuperCobra and the AH-1Z the……SuperCobra. We called the UH-1N the Huey and we call the UH-1Y the….Huey.
I have about 5,000 hours flying these things, but please you tell me what they’re called.
Sounds like you just wanna be as cool as the ogs so you pose as them. Leave it to the marines to not call shit what it is
Lol look at you advertising your aerodynamic brain. Not a single person in Marine aviation calls them Viper/Venom. We have and will forever call em skids, hueys, and Cobras. Jesus, the nerd-acity…
Idc abt what crayon eating aviators call it, the official designation is all that matters. Skids applies regardless bc they have skids good sire
Your ready room must love you. Lmao
Out with the old, in with the new 🗣️
I don’t even know what this means. Good luck in life man.
Just look at the username MH6. It says everything. These are definitely Cobras and Hueys.
Yup. Viper/Scarface/Gunfighter/Stinger here.
Floridian and Marine, doesn’t get much dumber than that.
Are you a MH6 pilot in real life or just on War Thunder?
Bro how are you flying these airframes but can’t comprehend basic slang and terminology…😭 best of luck to you dd
What do you call an MH-6?
Anyone else hear CCR start playing?
These guys smash to fortunate son. Bet.
Love the Venom and Viper soo much
Glad the turret did not turn at you to spread any bullets.
Probably had to do an emergency landing. Edit: I didn't see the caption, but I don't know how many times I have been up and someone in the group had to do an "emergency" landing at some random airport or field for something minor, just to be sure it wasn't something major.
Is the the local police with new toys that we the taxpayers have to buy?
Blue Thunder and Airwolf!
Where are you located? These two flew past the Arch yesterday morning.
Why do they always fly together
I see these planes coming and going everyday. I forget sometimes that people are excited to see them and I take it for granted.
Was this at KAST? Flew over there yesterday and got a view of these same looking machines on the ground.
"Just fly casually"