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Old 07-06-2010, 04:36 PM
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Default Army Aviators

Well since the Navy had their moment, I feel it is only fair that the Army has it's turn...

So with that said... please respond with platform type (both RV and military). Thanks,

Flight school class 70-39. TH-55, OH-13, UH-1 A/B/D/H, OH-6. One tour in Vietnam Jan - Dec 71. B. Co 158th Avn Bn and 2nd Bde all with 101st Airborne Division, 72 to 74 421st Med Co (AA) Stuttgart. Three years in TN National Guard. Flew helicopters commercially for the next 25 years and RV-9A
Steve Crimm
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:56 PM
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Flight school class 69-15. OH-13, UH-1A/B/D/H, CH-54A, OH-58A. One tour in Vietnam with the 119th Assault Helicopter Company. RV-10
David Maib
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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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"In '69 I was 21, and I called the road my own"
Jackson Browne

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Old 07-06-2010, 05:15 PM
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Now look what I started! Beat Army USNA 92'
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:28 PM
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Default NAVY, but....

We could form a VAF (Veterans Air Force) and do all kinds of things for veterans of all ages.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:13 PM
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67N Huey CrewChief. Very lucky to have a job where I still get to crew and fly them. Here's a link that one of our guys took of our H model cranking. Still smells and sounds the same except we don't have those squalling inverters in ours. We went to solid state commercial. Since this video, we have installed a BLR fastfin and strakes which gives plenty of authority without running out of pedal.

RV-8A hope to be flying by the end of the year. Yep, an "A" model cause it aint a big deal to me since WE know that real pilots don't need ANY wheels front or back.
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Oak Ridge,TN
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:17 PM
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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 Horn (donated for 2020)
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:35 PM
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I tried hard to Join you guys but I ended up as an 88A Transportation Corp.

Pretty interesting how they would send an Aeronautics major with 300 hours of flight time to a logistics branch but they must have their reasons. I start BOLC in September.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:18 AM
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class 70-31
CH-47C in Phu Bai and Alaska--A model
AH-1F in the Florida Guard

now I fly an ARMY Air Force painted RV-8-350 hours
Marshall Jacobson

"Miss Sue"

RV-8 80749 slow build taildragger
7.5 year build first flight Dec 2005
SOLD at 540 hours and 10 years of FUN
Watkinsville, Georgia
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:24 AM
Bushcaddy Bushcaddy is offline
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Default How about Army Paratrooper

I'm not building an RV and mostly lurk on this site but...US Army '72 to '75, jumped form C-130's, C-141's and UH1 Hueys...all flown by great pilots, some w/a sense of humor. I'll never forget a night jump in Germany from a C-130, after flying around for a few hours with 100 pounds of s*%t strapped to your back, guys puking etc, the Jumpmaster gets us up and we start going through our pre-checks, the doors are open and the wind is howling, you can see out the door and it's dark as pitch, around 3 am, the pilots have the intercom on: "Co-Pilot: Hey is that the drop zone up ahead?" Pilot: "Yeah, I think so". Co Pilot: "Should we give them the green light?" Pilot: "Yeah...go ahead." Of course the red light turns to green and 30 screaming guys stream out the door at 1000 feet. Of course we landed on the drop zone but we all had our doubts.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:28 AM
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Default Army Aviators

Army Air Corps that is.
Class of 43-D
B-24 South Pacific 1944
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