From British daily The Guardian:
Army helicopter training tests wildlife authorities
Monday June 19, 2006
The army has been accused of brushing aside wildlife protection rules in a rush to get Apache helicopter crews trained for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Low-flying sorties have disrupted nesting birds on heather upland in the North Yorkshire moors in operations which the local National Park authority has called “disturbing and arrogant”.
A report on the row from the park’s chief executive, Andrew Wilson, claimed that the army Air Corps 9th regiment, based at Dishforth near the moors, flouted agreements to liaise over flight plans and timings.