A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 2-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade from Fort Hood Texas conducts a traffic pattern training flight Oct. 27, 2017, at Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany.

During traffic pattern training flights, pilots perform multiple important maneuvers and tasks, including taking off, making coordinated turns, managing airspeed and landing. The 2-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade is on a nine-month rotation in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region.

U.S. Army video by Charles Rosemond