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a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies

a member of an important North American Indian people who controlled the mouth of the Columbia river

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a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook

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Chinooks average daily production for 2017 was 3,425 boe/d.
McKenna took command of 450 Squadron in June 2014; he came to the job complete with operational experience flying the older D-model Chinooks in Afghanistan.
The Dutch first flew their new Chinooks in 2011, according to a report by Richard Aboulafia, an industry analyst with the Teal Group.
THE INDIAN Air Force is a step closer to acquiring Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and Chinook heavy lift helicopters as the two deals are expected to come up for approval at the first meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council to be held under the new government later this month.
Though Colorado pilots have long known of the dangers of chinooks, they grabbed national headlines in 1991 when a United Airlines B-737 crashed in Colorado Springs.
Chinooks have double motors and advanced rotor systems, with propellers that are able to spin in multiple directions.
With continued technology insertions, I fully expect that 50 years from now there will be a centennial celebration for Chinooks still in service.
The new-build CH-47 Mark (Mk)-6 Chinooks are part of the MOD's Strategic Helicopter Vision to modernize its helicopter force structure, and will expand the RAF fleet to 60 Chinooks.
To slash Labour's order for 22 Chinooks to 14 is bad enough but delaying deployment of them until 2015 - after operations are due to cease - is contemptible.
A senior military source revealed: "There will be a total of 14 new Chinooks, they will become part of the UK fleet and Chinooks from that fleet will be made ready for Afghanistan.
Since 2002, an estimated 80 to 90 percent of Chinooks in Lake Huron are wild* By 2003, the beleaguered alewives found themselves between the proverbial rock and hard place, with a reduced food supply and an increasing salmon population.
They will provide an uplift in capability to support coalition efforts in Afghanistan, where Chinooks fly under very challenging conditions, proving their worth daily on operations.
Summary: RAF Chinooks on operation in Afghanistan are set to get new engines which will help them fly longer without refuelling.
But the damaged helicopter was not able to fly, depleting British resources at a time when the Government is trying to get more helicopters - including Chinooks - to the frontline.
The troops continued with their planned operation and the crew was picked up by one of the two other Chinooks on the mission.