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Friday, October 17, 2014

Marine helicopters refuel at airport


Two UH-1Y Venoms and six AH-1W Super Cobras stopped to refuel at the Macon County Airport in Franklin, NC on October 16, 2014 and I was lucky enough to be able to capture the event on video and take a few photos while the Marines went about their duties.

For those with a limited attention span, here is a short video:

and for those of us who can't get enough of this stuff, here is nearly 17 minutes of over an hour of footage:

The helicopters where there about two hours in the late morning and early afternoon. You can see the photos I took on Flickr.

For those who want a little more information on the helicopters and their roles in combat, click on the links below.

UH-1Y Venoms



Bell Helicopters

AH-1W SuperCobras



Bell Helicopters