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Prince Harry wants to become a helicopter pilot

(B2)Is this an effect of the Franco-British initiative to strengthen the availability of European helicopters? Or a return to the ancestral tradition of chivalry, the helicopter becoming the modern horse? In any case, the royal family decided to provide one of its sons for this mission.

Prince Harry has, in fact, begun – we learned from the British Ministry of Defense – the selection process to be a helicopter pilot, after two and a half years in the Household Cavalry Regiment. If he passes the tests, his training will begin in January 2009 and could last up to two and a half years, on Gazelle, Lynx or Apache type aircraft.


(Photo – UK Department of Defense – “Prince Harry during his Afghanistan mission in Helmand”)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).