Enjoy the view from the cockpit of a U.S. Army CH-47F helicopter as it flies low over the desert and some mountainous areas in Djibouti, Africa last December. The Chinook is from the Army’s 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) which is stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The CH-47 Chinook is a twin engine, tandem rotor helicopter that has been in the Army arsenal since 1962. The Chinook is known for its high speed of 170 knots and the ability to lift heavy loads and can carry between 33 to 55  troops. There were over 1200 built by Boeing at an estimated cost of $38 million each.

The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade deploys around the world to seek out and destroy enemy targets.

From the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s Facebook page: