White Ring Combat Services Support Mission (6 )White Ring Departure west from ANA.

Accession Number AWM2019.311.8.131
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 2 sec
Object type Digital video file
Place made Afghanistan
Date made 30 May 2008
Access Open
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright

Item copyright: Commonwealth of Australia copyright

Source credit to Jason Otter
Description

White Ring Combat Services Support Mission (6). The sixth in a series of seven videos filmed during the Mission by Captain Jason Otter, C Squadron, 5th Aviation Regiment (5 Avn Regt) from the cockpit of Australian Army CH-45D Chinook A15-106. Captain Otter later noted: "Flying Pilot Captain Michael (Mick) Whitney right hand pilot station. This imagery captures the view through the cockpit window of 106 as it rolls from FOB Anaconda on departure for Tarin Kot. The low surrounding land around Anaconda is extensively farmed with many mud walled compounds commonly seen throughout the region. Capt Whitney is flying 106 low level at between 50-100’ AHO (above heights obstacle) at high speed in order to reduce the exposure to ground based small arms fire".

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