Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine

Open Road + Grove/Atlantic, 11 2010 . - : 400
A truly amazing portrayal of the technical, the emotional, and the courageous. Macy puts the reader in the cockpit of our most lethal attack platform. Dick Couch, New York Timesbestselling author

Apacheis the incredible true story of Ed Macy, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot, that takes you inside one of the worlds most dangerous war machines. A firsthand account of the exhilaration and ferocity of war, Apachechronicles 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, Macy bent every rule in the book to make sure he was the first to sign up to fly the Apachethe deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world and the toughest to fly. In 2007, Macys Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistans 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, Macy and his team know they are the Armys only hope of bringing him back alive. Apache is Macys storyan adrenalin-fueled account of one of the most daring actions of modern wartime, and a tale of courage, danger, and comradeship you wont be able to put down.

A fantastic, totally exhilarating roller-coaster read. Sgt. Maj. Dan Mills, author of Sniper One


LibraryThing Review

  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

"All Quiet on the Western Front" this is not. I am horrified by the naked glee of killing people. I guess that's what happens when soldiers are not drafted but self-selecting. No one's there against their will so obviously they all want to do it and seams like most of them enjoy it.

A Must Read

  - Aviationgal - Borders

I have always had an avid interest in aviation, but most recently combat helicopters. I spent many years as a flight attendant and was able to pick the brains of some of our pilots; many of whom were ...

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