ARMY AVIATION Magazine is proud to present the winners of our annual photography contest. 33 qualified AAAA members, submitting 93 Army Aviation related photographs taken during CY 2019, competed for the top 12 places. We congratulate the winners and thank all of the contestants for their efforts and service. We invite all AAAA members to participate in our 2020 contest. Visit the AAAA website, quad-a.org for details and submission requirements. Bill Harris, Publisher
First Place – “Office View” by MAJ Robert Fellingham
May 4, 2020; Bavarian Alps
Second Place – “Sunset Rockets” by MAJ Bethany Barden
Burlington, North Carolina
January 5, 2020; Asheville, NC Airport
Third Place – “Overwater Training” by CW2 Alyssa A. Carlomusto
Camp Humphreys, Korea
December 14, 2020; Camp Humphreys
Fourth Place – “Business End of Big Windy” by MAJ Robert Fellingham
August 5, 2020; Grafenwöhr Training Area, Germany
Honorable Mention – “15U Scanning Lanes” by SGT Justin Ashaw
September 21, 2020; Vilseck, Germany
Honorable Mention – “Bucket Training, California Fires” by CW3 George “Geoff” Laubhan
August 26, 2020; Boise, Idaho
Flight crew assigned to the Idaho Aviation Group conducts final waterbucket training prior to departing Idaho to assist California with wildland firefighting efforts. Pilot in Command – CW3 George G. Laubhan, Jr.; Pilot – CW3 Anthony D. Hill; Crew Chief – SGT Daryn W. College.
Honorable Mention – “Reflections” by CW2 Michael R. Padiong
Camp Humphreys, South Korea
November 4, 2020; Camp Humphreys, South Korea
Standing water after a night of heavy down pour. RC-12X’s were pulled out of the Igloo Hangars for the mission equipment specialists to pre-flight.
Honorable Mention – “The Bigger Fish” by 1LT Austin T. Lachance
July 4, 2020; Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
A CH-47F Chinook from B/2-3rd Aviation “Hercules” is loaded into a C-5 Super Galaxy on the ramp at Bagram Airfield following the completion of a deployment under 10th Combat Aviation Brigade supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Honorable Mention – “Hannibal’s Chariot” by 1LT Austin T. Lachance
October 21, 2020; Bavarian Alps, Germany
A CH-47F with the mighty “Pachyderms” of B/6-101 General Support Aviation Battalion banks into the valley while conducting high altitude training in the Bavarian Alps during Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Honorable Mention – “On the Move Takeoff” by MAJ Daniel Lauer
August 14, 2020; Fort Riley, Kansas
Fox Troop, 1-6 Cavalry deviates from their RQ-7 Shadow flights to test the JUMP-20 Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) as a potential replacement. As the first ever attempt at mobile control of a tactical UAS, Soldiers successfully provided route reconnaissance ahead of their own convoy.
Honorable Mention – “The Snake Arrives at Its New Home” by Mr. David J. Weller
September 27, 2020; Creve Coeur Airport, St. Louis, Missouri
AH-1F 67-15766 is ground guided by Naseer Ahmad as the snake arrives in St. Louis from Army Aviation Heritage Foundation(AAHF) headquarters in Hampton, Georgia. The aircraft is piloted by CW5(R) Karl Keller and L TC(R) John Woodward is in the front seat and joins the UH-1H and OH-58A+ at the AAHF Gateway Chapter to provide ride events and demonstrations in the Midwest region.
Honorable Mention – “Sunset at Gray Army Airfield” by CPT Jeremy Sipantzi
May 18, 2020; Joint Base Lewis-McChord
UH60M from 2-158 Assault Helicopter Battalion just before run-up.