I am a huge fan of this aircraft. This was the first time I got to see it up close. I have seen them at the bell factory, and hovering out in the distance in NM. I have even flown the sim... now I have touched the actual aircraft, "From the inside!"
What is that out in the distance? It looks like two airborne windmills mating.
Look at that sexy belly!!!
I know the pilot... I am sure that he is telling the co. how much he sucks right now.
And as is alays the joke, "The Air Force buys a lot of new aircraft, but all thier crews get a ride out of the bone yard in a huey..."
I would have liked to take more pictures of the inside, but I didn't know what was off limits. The cocockpit has a very open view of the outside. The panel itself was very clean with only a few screens and backup guages. I will say that there are a lot of blank pannels just waiting for things to be added. Probably the biggest short-coming of this aircraft is that you can't roll down the window and stick your elbow out.