Otterburn Live Firing Exercise
By PGS Photographic - Specialists in Aviation
and Aerial photography - D J Lang
As part of each Apache Sqn's operational work up, live fire missions have to be held in order for the crews to gain proficiency.
The Otterburn area of Northumberland is a vast area of sparsely moorland where this type of training is carried out with minimal environmental impact.
The ranges here are used by numerous units and have a wide rang of targets available for the crews to hone their skills on.
The following images show some of the targets available, as well as the aircraft's natural low level environment.
The nose mounted chain gun in action, the "bad guys" view, and departing the area.
Back to the FARP for re-arm and refuelling
And finally some CRV-7 action
All images in this article © Donald Lang