Hsinshe 2006Back to Country
Date: 30 December 2006
Static: 504/164916, 512/164924 AH-1W 602nd AirBgd 560/165562 AH-1W 602nd AirBgd 386/64-2086 UH-1H 602nd AirBgd 401/65-2101 UH-1H 602nd AirBgd 7308 CH-47SD AATC 610/31019, 617/31026 OH-58D 602nd AirBgd Flying: 540/165375 AH-1W 602nd AirBgd 370/63-2070 UH-1H 602nd AirBgd 392/64-2092 UH-1H 602nd AirBgd 7304 CH-47SD AATC 614/31023 OH-58D 602nd AirBgd Elsewhere: 522/164934, 534/165341 AH-1W 602nd AirBgd 542/165377 AH-1W 602nd AirBgd 420/69-16677 UH-1H 602nd AirBgd 422/69-16672 UH-1H 602nd AirBgd 606/31015, 639/80070 OH-58D 602nd AirBgd Hsinshe is home to the 602nd Airborne Brigade, which consists of the 602nd Air Assault Battalion (UH-1H), the 602nd Attack Battalion (AH-1W) and the 602nd Combat Reconnaissance Battalion (OH-58D). There is also a detachment of the Air Transport Battalion with the CH-47SD. All types were present in a small display. Like most open houses here in this area fences around the aircraft are lacking, which makes it difficult to get a clean shot of the helicopters. However, when the air display started everybody was asked to move back a little, which made it possible to take decent photos of the helicopters. The air display started with an AH-1W showing its capabilities. This was followed by an OH-58D, a CH-47SD and a UH-1H. Finally there was a fly by of a formation of all four. Within the display area everything is possible. You can have a look inside the helicopters, the pilots are very willing to have a chat and you can take detail shots. Outside the display area is a different story though. Everything outside the display area is off limits and it is not allowed to take photos. So when I took out my binoculars to read the numbers of the helicopters parked elsewhere, a guard came to me and told me that was not allowed. After explaining that I was only watching it was okay. It was a nice open house with some good photo opportunities and a good score of helicopters. However, don’t expect the number of helicopters you encounter at European shows.