Thursday, August 1, 2013
Newest UK Apache Commander: Royal Prince Harry
Prince Harry (aka Capt. Harry Wales) is now qualified as a Boeing Apache aircraft commander, completing three years of training that has involved Conversion to Type (CTT) then Conversion to Role (CTR) courses.
The prince had to plan and execute the sortie, navigate including flying through controlled airspace, and initiate a simulated low-level attack. Other diversions and emergencies were also added into the mission to test his ability (which is standard for all aircrew on this course).