CHINOOK HELICOPTERS OF 1310 FLIGHT ROYAL AIR FORCE, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, SEPTEMBER 2007 [Allocated Title]
RAF Chinook helicopters in action
Views of Afghan mountains from door of Chinook; some shots feature rear gun mounting and gunner (wearing US Air Force camouflage uniform). Air-to-air shots of second Chinook flying over mountainous terrain. Aerial view of village on the plain below the mountain. Flight deck on Chinook; pilot has a reverse US flag on his helmet. Views through rear door; Apache helicopter flies past. Camera-aircraft comes to land and (British) soldiers get on board. Further in-flight shots, including high aerial shots of landscape. Helicopter lands again; soldiers disembark with their bags and webbing (one has his arm in a sling). Ground shots: Chinook is refuelled. Second landing sequence, this time in remote location: soldiers disembark (tactical recognition flash on their arms identifies them as Royal Artillery); they crouch as the helicopter takes off again (camera is on board). Various shots in flight, including a sequence where the helicopter picks up an underslung load. Further pick-up.