Into the Sun

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This amazing shot may look like a perfectly-photographed and staged action movie–but it was actually taken this morning as pilots prepare for the largest NATO exercise in 13 years.


These two Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters are taking off from the Royal Navy’s amphibious helicopter carrier, HMS Ocean, to take part in Exercise Trident Juncture 2015–which will be held through October and November, in, over and on the seas around Portugal, Spain and Italy, drilling over 36,000 personnel from 30 nations.

[Royal Air Force]

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