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Old 07-07-2010, 04:43 PM
APACHE 56 APACHE 56 is offline
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Class 68-2 (first Hunter Army Airfield class); TH-55, UH-1B,C,D,H; AH-1G,S; OH-6, OH-58A,D; CH-47B,C,D; T-41, T-42, OV-1B,C,D; Viet Nam '69-70 - Alpha Troop, 1/9 Cav of 1st Air Cav; US Naval Test Pilot School Class 79, Steen Skybolt, RV8, Retired as O-5 in 1987.

Don Stiver
Apache 56 (A/1/9 Call Sign)
Don Stiver
RV8 "Little Pill" N6371S, Merritt Island, Fl.
BPE IO-390, Dual P-mag, MT 3-blade, AFP system
Steen Skybolt: Sold

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Old 07-07-2010, 04:54 PM
Wayne Gillispie Wayne Gillispie is offline
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Army UH-60A Blackhawk crewchief 1988-93. Wiesbaden Germany then Ft. Hood, TX.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:03 PM
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Class of 70-12
Vietnam 70-71
AH1G Cobra
2/20th Artillery aka Blue Max First Air Calvary
From Quan loy to phouc vin to Bearcat and all places in between.

Flew cover for 1st/9th on more than one occasion, they were crazy people for sure! Great pilots with big un's

RV6A N331 RD
Springdale AR
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:29 PM
Gerald Loyd Gerald Loyd is offline
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Location: Dumas, Arkansas
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Class of 68-3/505
TH-55, TH-13, UH-1A, B, C, D, & H
Vietnam 68 - 69 1st Avn Bn 1st Inf Div (BIG RED ONE) (Bulldog 37)
Gerald Loyd (Bulldog)
O-320, Catto 2 blade
Began flying 1963
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:08 PM
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Class of 75-02, I think (I did not commit the number to memory.) Anyway, TH-55, UH-1D/H, OH-58A/C and CH-47Ds. 10 years active, then reserve and now with the guard. Currently, I am a full-time IP for a Guard facility. I've done a tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan with the 47, a great aircraft.

RV-7A in progress.
RV-7 N818BG (flying)
Bearhawk Patrol (building)
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:21 AM
JCFL JCFL is offline
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Class 67-9 Th-55, UH-1, Ch-47A
Viet Nam 67-68 - B/228th 1st CAV
General Aviation (C-150 to LR23) 70 to 78.
Delta B-727, DC-8, DC-9, L-1011, B-757, B-767 - 78 to 02.
RV-8A since 08.
Jim C.
Daytona Beach, FL

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Old 07-10-2010, 01:43 PM
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Location: Georgetown, Texas
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1988-1992 USAF Missile Maintenance MM2's and 3's.
Switched over to the Army to Fly!!
93-12 Yellow Flight
UH-1's 93-95
UH-60's 95-2008
C-12V 08-present
UC-35 this fall
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RV-7 Preview Plans
Gathering tools....
Project on hold while we raise 5 year old twins
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:15 AM
QuebecSierraGuy QuebecSierraGuy is offline
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Location: Catlettsburg, KY
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Class 97-8 Mother Rucker TH-67, OH-58A/C, UH-60A
UH-60's K-16 Airbase Korea 98-99
Uh-60's Hunter AAF 99-01 (Egypt, Bosnia, Bahamas OPBAT, etc) UH-60A/L, EH-60
UH-60 IP K-16 Airbase Korea 01-02
UH-60 IP Mother Rucker Night Vision Goggles 02-03
Netjets International GIV 04-present

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Old 07-11-2010, 10:12 AM
Randy Erwin Randy Erwin is offline
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Location: Central Point, OR
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US Navy from 6/68 to 6/74
US Army from 6/76 to 6/80
Orange Flight 7T-13 TH-55, UH-1D,H, OH-58A 77-79 Kitzingen FRG (3rd CAB) and 79-80 Ft Ord, CA (C troop 2/10 CAV)
Commercial helicopter pilot since then Hughes 300C, 500C,D Bell 206B3, AS-350D, FX Sikorsky S-58T, S-61N, S-64E,F
With Erickson Air-Crane since 1992. Just bought an RV-8 built by Jeff Tompkins of Grants Pass, OR
Randy Erwin - Proud owner of
RV-8 N9301T Built by Jeff Tompkins

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Old 07-13-2010, 07:54 PM
Randy Erwin Randy Erwin is offline
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Originally Posted by sandpiper View Post
Mother Rucker Class 69-24: OH-23, OH-23, UH-1B, C, D, H, M. Three years active, 7 years Guard. Civilian A/C: C-150, 152, 172, 180, 182, 185, 305, 310; T-34 (Julies Clarks plane before it was hers); LA4-200; DHC-2, 3; PA-12, 18, 20, 22, 28, 32; FD CTSW and maybe some others I forgot about; wheels, skiis and floats.

Great memories in the UH-1 series with the cargo doors open, low leveling pulling up for fences, with the bird set to give the maximum whop-whop sound effect!
John, my Chief Pilot, and good friend, Dave Barnett, has a lot on the airfield at Independence that he is planning on retiring to in the not-too-distant future. You guys will have to meet. Right now he has a Cessna 206, but I should have him "turned" to the RV side by the time he moves in there.
Randy Erwin - Proud owner of
RV-8 N9301T Built by Jeff Tompkins
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