Win! Tickets to first public talk by Apache pilot & author Ed Macy MC

Added on 21 April 2011 by Royal Aeronautical Society

Thanks to the UK’s National Army Museum we have a great competition for readers – tickets to an exclusive talk by Ed Macy MC, former British Army Apache AH1 pilot and author of the bestselling ‘Apache’ & ‘Hellfire’ books.

Ed Macy MC (via Author)

This rare public lecture is taking place at the National Army Museum in London on 23 June 2011 at 7pm. (link for tickets here)

The Jugroom Fort rescue attempt, Afghanistan 2007. (MoD)

This special event is the first and only public speaking appearance by Ed Macy, who was thrust into the spotlight due to his heroism in the Jugroom Fort rescue in 2007 in Afghanistan, where he and other Army Air Corps Apache pilots placed their lives and aircraft at great risk to try and recover a missing Royal Marine, flying other Marines strapped to the sides of their attack helicopters and landing under the noses of the enemy in a lethal kill zone. Though ultimately futile, this audacious rescue attempt has already gone down in military helicopter history.

Ed Macy in the cockpit. (via author)

For his actions there he was awarded the MC (Military Cross). Since then he has described his experiences in Afghanistan and as an Army Air Corps pilot in two bestselling books, Apache and Hellfire.

Apache imagery of the actual Jugroom Fort rescue mission. (MoD)

This highly anticipated event is likely to be a sell-out with limited spaces available. It will provide the opportunity to hear this decorated pilot describe the Jugroom Fort incident from a first hand perspective. (Note: Strict security will be in force and no electronic equipment or cameras will be allowed into the venue.)

Apache helmet-mounted targeting monocle (via author)

Two winners will be chosen at random, with the first prize winner also receiving signed copies of ‘Apache and ‘Hellfire’ and a special cutaway Apache print, signed by Ed himself.

1st Prize

2 x tickets to talk

2 x books (signed copy of Apache & Hellfire)

1 x print (signed by Ed and the artist)

2nd Prize

2 x tickets to talk

To be in with a chance of winning – simply click on the link below and enter your name & email address:

Click here to enter

Closing date is 14 June – with the two winners plucked first out of the helmet.

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3 Responses to “Win! Tickets to first public talk by Apache pilot & author Ed Macy MC”

  1. Bill Brockman says:

    I would love to win the books and print and would love a chance to hear the talk.

  2. Joshua Barnard says:

    Best book ever!! Would be an amazing opportunity to see the author speak!!

    Kind Regards,


  3. Lou says:

    nice to see the typo fixed, Tim (2001)As I said to Ed might be a little late. lol
    Lou Verzola

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