Apache by Ed Macy
Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine

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This is essentially a book about boys' toys...it's about British soldiers in Afghanistan and, specifically, Ed Macy's helicopter squadron flying missions across the notoriously dangerous Helmand province in 2007.
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Apache is the incredible true story of Ed Macy, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot, that takes you inside the cockpit of the world’s most dangerous war machine. A firsthand account of the exhilaration and ferocity of war, Apache chronicles a rescue mission involving a stranded soldier in Afghanistan in 2007.
Ed Macy had always dreamed of a career in the army, so when the British Army Air Corps launched its attack helicopter program, Ed bent every rule in the book to make sure he was the first to sign up to fly the Apache—the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world and the toughest to fly.
In 2007, Ed’s Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary. When a marine goes missing in action, Ed and his team know they are the Army’s only hope of bringing him back alive. Apache is Macy’s story—an adrenalin-fueled account of one of the most daring actions of modern wartime, and a tale of courage, danger, and comradeship you won’t be able to put down.
 

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ED MACY left the British Army in January 2008, after twenty-three years’ service. He had amassed a total of 3,930 helicopter flying hours, 645 of them inside an Apache. Ed was awarded the military cross for his courage during the Jugroom Fort rescue—one of the first ever in Army Air Corps history. Apache is his first book.
 
Published January 1, 2008 by HARPERPRESS. 401 pages
Genres: History, War, Professional & Technical, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction
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An above-average macho war memoir, full of high-tech gadgetry and deadly fireworks.

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Reviewed by Sue Arnold on Nov 14 2008

This is essentially a book about boys' toys...it's about British soldiers in Afghanistan and, specifically, Ed Macy's helicopter squadron flying missions across the notoriously dangerous Helmand province in 2007.

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