Prince Harry wows crowd with helicopter stunts

Prince Harry showed off his piloting prowess with some jaw-dropping aerial stunts at an airshow where he took to the skies in an Apache helicopter.

His surprise appearance Sunday at the Royal Air Force show stunned spectators in more ways than one. The 28-year-old pilot, who has served multiple tours of duty as a gunner for his 662 Squadron unit, wowed the crowds with death-defying stunts including one that rolled his Apache virtually on its back.

Prince Harry makes early morning checks on an Apache helicopter at the British controlled flight-line at Camp Bastion last December while in Afghanistan. Prince Harry serves as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps.

The prince also made news recently for another heroic effort involving his role in the military. A new book written by an openly gay British soldier said Harry protected him from a homophobic attack while the two served together.

The young soldier also spoke highly of the prince's overall support, professionalism and his down-to-earth nature in the book, "Out in the Army.”