Crashing a Helicopter
Today, we’re going to talk about crashing helicopters. Yesterday, I pointed you to the blog post about my technical advisor and friend Bill Leroy. If you read that post, you know that Bill was instrumental (get it – instrumental) in helping me write the scene in which our Colonel crashes his Black Hawk. I could have researched for a year and not gotten the scene right. Leave it to the guy who actually flew the PJs in and out of danger. What a hero our Cowboy Bill is. (Could be why the call sign of that helo is Leroy08 – just sayin’) Over coffee we wrote and then tweaked that scene until it was just right.
But before our Colonel crashes his helo, let’s see how he feels about watching another commander crash his. The prologue of True Courage has our heroes watching as this event unfold on their television.