13 Stunning Apache Pictures Taken By The Pilot Himself

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It’s not every day that you find a badass pilot who also loves photography (and is great at both obviously), but we just stumbled upon an Instagram page where we found exactly that. Called combataviator,¬†this dude’s mission is to give his followers “a glimpse into the life of an Apache helicopter pilot.”

We’ve looked through his account and we picked out 13 awesome pictures of his everyday life although we have to admit it was tough. His work is beautiful and the fact that he also serves his country and fights for the freedom we so dearly love is just awesome.

13. Yup. This is him. He really took all these pictures.

Some one must have sneezed on the TEDAC and didn’t wipe it up #selfie #ah64 #apache #attackhelicopter #combat #helicopter #Afghanistan #deployed #pilotlife #bestjobieverhad #attackaviation #pilot #nikon

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12. He likes to also take pictures of his wingmen who like to show off for him.

High Adventure Flying Club #ah64 #apache #attackhelicopter #army #aviation #boeing #goarmy #helicopter #deployed #Afghanistan #summer #attackaviation #pilotlife #sunset #landscape #patriots #weapons #airforce #aircraft #flight #sunrise #landscapephotography #aviationphotography #avgeek #guns #military #merica #instapilot #igmilitia #verticalmag

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11. Here’s another bud deployed in Afghanistan.

Gun 1 inbound. #ah64 #apache #attackhelicopter #army #aviation #boeing #goarmy #helicopter #mountains #deployed #Afghanistan #summer #attackaviation #pilotlife #airforce #sunset #landscape #chopper #sunrise #cloudscape #weapons #landscapephotography #aviationphotography #avgeek #guns #military #merica #instapilot #igmilitia #verticalmag

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1o. Never bad to show your patriotism, even if you can’t see where the hell you’re going.

Old Glory guides the way. I’d like to wish a happy Independence day to everyone, especially our soldiers still deployed overseas, who will be missing out on the beers and barbecue today. #ah64 #Apache #army #badass #attackhelicopter #attackaviation #4thofjuly #sunrise #rotorcraft #independenceday #avgeek #landscapephotography #aviationphotography #cloudscape #helicopter #pilotlife #afghanistan #igpilot #goarmy #clouds #skyline #military #aircraft #verticalmag #weapons #merica #oldglory #americanflag

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9. A peaceful flight through Afghani mountains lookin’ for trouble.

Getting in tight #ah64 #apache #attackhelicopter #army #aviation #boeing #goarmy #helicopter #deployed #Afghanistan #spring #attackaviation #pilotlife #sunset #landscape #patriots #weapons #airforce #pilot #landscapephotography #aviationphotography #avgeek #guns #military #merica #instapilot #igmilitia #verticalmag #aircraft #flight

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8. As he said himself, “Just chillin with the homies on the worst place on Earth.”

Just chillin with the homies on the worst place on Earth. #ah64 #Apache #army #badass #attackhelicopter #attackaviation #mountains #sunrise #rotorcraft #chopper #avgeek #airforce #landscapephotography #aviationphotography #cloudscape #helicopter #pilotlife #afghanistan #igpilot #goarmy #clouds #skyline #military #aircraft #verticalmag #weapons #merica #oldglory #americanflag #boeing

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7. We don’t need many words to describe this. Just beautiful.

Looking back at the business end of this Boeing, and business was booming. #ah64 #apache #attackhelicopter #army #aviation #avgeek #nightlife #airforce #military #boeing #helicopter #mountains #deployed #Afghanistan #winter #attackaviation #pilotlife #igpilot #sunrise #aviationphotography #longexposure #lightpainting #weapons #guns #30mm #chopper #missile #rockets #verticalmag @philippetondeur

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6. “Celebrating National Selfie Day 2018.” Not a bad way to do it!

Celebrating National Selfie day 2018 with this #throwback to one of my last flights from this past deployment. #ah64 #apache #attackhelicopter #army #cavalry #helicopter #pilotlife #stackbodies #combat #mustache #avgeek #aviationphotography #attackaviation #combatstache #pilot #igpilot #warphotography #afghanistan #patches #helmet #aviator #tbt #soldier #airforce #warrior #nationalselfieday #selfie #throwbackthursday

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5. Conflicting messages in this one. (Look Closer)

It’s always good to be up to speed on lost commo procedures, otherwise I wouldn’t have known the front seater had to go number 1, and the backseater had to take a number 2. #ah64 #apache #attackhelicopter #army #aviation #boeing #goarmy #helicopter #deployed #Afghanistan #mountains #attackaviation #pilotlife #sunset #landscape #patriots #weapons #airforce #pilot #landscapephotography #aviationphotography #avgeek #guns #military #merica #instapilot #igmilitia #verticalmag #aircraft #flight

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4. Making sure the rockets work. It seems like they do.

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3. Starting up the girl for a night around town.

#throwback to the start of the deployment. Catching a night shift crew for a quick photo op during their pre-mission runup. #ah64 #apache #army #attackhelicopter #aviation #avgeek #nightlife #airforce #military #boeing #helicopter #merica #deployed #Afghanistan #tbt #attackaviation #pilotlife #igpilot #combatlearjet #aviationphotography #longexposure #lightpainting #weapons #guns #30mm #chopper #missile #rockets #verticalmag

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2. That’s a big gun.

#tbt to a much warmer and sunnier Afghanistan #ah64 #apache #attackhelicopter #30mm #gun #turret #combat #deployed #helicopter #army #afghanistan #pilotlife #military #multicam #pilot #attackaviation #aviation #aviationphotography

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1. Not a picture, but a great video letting you hear the sound of impending doom.

Cruisin’ down the street in my ’64 #ah64 #apache. #attackhelicopter #army #pilotlife #skidsareforkids #missiles #guns #rocket #combat #helicopter #attackaviation

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All in all, this is a great collection of pictures of this famously lethal helicopter. If you’d like to see more of this or any other aircraft of your choice, drop us a line on Facebook and we’ll dig up some goodies.

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