Maintenance Test Pilots preflighting one of the helicopters for a test flight. While not all maintenance requires a test flight, any work done on components that effect flight safety - controls, engines or airframe for example, do require the services of the MTPs.
One of our Blackhawks heading south to recon some potential training sites. There's a lot of behind the scenes preparation involved in training, especially when we're carrying soldiers from other units. Our infantry units need to practice insertions and pick ups, so we check out the LZ's before hand to make sure they get the most realistic training with the minimum amount of risk.