CH-47 Chinook

‘CH-47 crews can land the Chinook on water, shut down, climb up on top for a photo, then get back in, start up and take off.’ CH-47 pilot lists 14 Amazing Facts about Chinook Helicopter

‘CH-47 crews can land the Chinook on water, shut down, climb up on top for a photo, then get back in, start up and take off.’ CH-47 pilot lists 14 Amazing Facts about Chinook Helicopter

The CH-47 The CH-47 Chinook is a descendent of the banana-shaped Piasecki helicopter designs of the 1940s and 1950s, such… Read More

2 days ago

CH-47 crew chief recalls when a Chinook pilot tasked to sling load a 15,000 lb Daisy Cutter to a safe area got scared and released the bomb 5 feet from ground

The CH-47 Chinook In 1960, Boeing bought Vertol Aircraft Co., a helicopter manufacturer in Philadelphia, Pa. The company had three… Read More

5 months ago

Entire fleet of US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters grounded over engine fires due to fuel leaks

After an undisclosed number of recent engine fires the US Army has grounded the entirety of its CH-47 Chinook helicopter… Read More

2 years ago

Indian Air Force CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter makes emergency landing on school ground

On Aug. 25, 2021 an Indian Air Force CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter made an emergency landing on a school ground… Read More

3 years ago

Former US Army CH-47 flight engineer explains how his Chinook got stuck in the mud. Twice.

‘We landed in a soybean field and sank… The field was ploughed and the dirt very loose…,’ Chris Ishmael, former… Read More

3 years ago

Royal Netherlands Air Force aviators achieve a combined 9,000 flight hours on the CH-47 Chinook helicopter on the same flight

Two aviators from the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s 302nd Squadron achieved a combined 9,000 flight hours on the CH-47 Chinook… Read More

3 years ago

Boeing completes delivery of all AH-64E Apache and CH-47F Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force

The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan.… Read More

4 years ago

The true story behind the famous sequence of Lone Survivor movie featuring the CH-47 shootdown

Marcus Luttrell did not witness the CH-47 Chinook helicopter being shot down as seen in the movie. Based on the… Read More

4 years ago

With airlines not hiring, US Army looks to bring former aviators back

Aviators are needed for AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, as well as CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Black Hawks and in some instances,… Read More

4 years ago

U.S. Army CH-47F destroyed after crash-landing in Afghanistan

Passengers and crew aboard the helicopter were injured when the CH-47F they were travelling in was destroyed during a "hard… Read More

5 years ago

Pentagon is trying to determine if CH-53K can be replaced by CH-47

The Department of Defense is assessing whether the CH-47 can replace the CH-53K that the Marines intend to purchase. A… Read More

5 years ago

Boeing expected to block IAI’s bid to convert 767 into aerial tankers

IAI has secured deals to sell its 767 tanker to Brazil and Colombia and is a threat to Boeing as… Read More

6 years ago

Here’s the 747 Wing House, the house made from parts of a scrapped Boeing 747 airliner

The 747 Wing House was made by using the two wings and tail section of a scrapped Boeing 747 Brought… Read More

6 years ago

This VNAF Chinook’s pilot jumped out of his CH-47A after having saved his family. And he made it out alive.

Maj Ba Van Nguyen managed to disembark his passengers. He then distanced and jumped out of the cockpit of his… Read More

6 years ago

Turkish fighters harass Greek Prime Minister Chinook helicopter

The Turkish fighters, flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet, asked the Chinook pilot, which at that moment was at… Read More

6 years ago

LUFTWAFFE SENIOR OFFICER SAYS THE SERVICE NEXT HEAVY-LIFT HELICOPTER NEEDS TO HAVE INFLIGHT REFUELING CAPABILITY

So far, the CH-53K and CH-47 are seen as potential contenders. However, only the MH-47G has an inflight refueling capability… Read More

6 years ago