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349

ZG887
349 ZG887 now at Alton Towers as part of the theming for Nemesis Reborn
ec135t2
0267

G-POLF
0267 G-POLF Bracknell area around popeswood
US HMM-261 I was a mechanic on the SH-34Ds in the outfit at Udorn Thailand in 1962. US HMM-261 I was a mechanic on the SH-34Ds in the outfit at Udorn Thailand in 1962.
US HT-18 I received my wings at Ellyson Field on February 5, 1971, after completing advanced training in the UH-1D. The aircraft were painted in green camouflage and I was told they were formerly combat aircraft recycled through ARADMAC re-work. Some still had bullet holes in the tail cone, patched with green stickers! I received one flight in the TH-1L because it had a full suite of navaids (ILS, TACAN, etc.) Why doesn't this website show the UH-1Ds? Are you not proud of your COMPLETE history?nnCAPT Mont J. Smith, USCG (ret.) US HT-18 I received my wings at Ellyson Field on February 5, 1971, after completing advanced training in the UH-1D. The aircraft were painted in green camouflage and I was told they were formerly combat aircraft recycled through ARADMAC re-work. Some still had bullet holes in the tail cone, patched with green stickers! I received one flight in the TH-1L because it had a full suite of navaids (ILS, TACAN, etc.) Why doesn't this website show the UH-1Ds? Are you not proud of your COMPLETE history?nnCAPT Mont J. Smith, USCG (ret.)
oh-58a
41048

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41048 - Graham, WA. Currently functional and inside hanger at CPTC Aviation campus, and maintained
ec135p2+
1145

G-WPDE
1145 G-WPDE Slough
aw139
31700

G-SNSY
31700 G-SNSY with CHC sticker at NWI as /HKS40 in first test flight
h145d3
21147

G-YAAA
21147 G-YAAA Filey, England. With coastguard at Reighton Sands Holiday Park
US 116th AHC 1971-1973, I was on my way to Vietnam in October of 1971 via Ft. Lewis overseas replacement center. My orders were subsequently rescinded and I was reassigned to HHC USArmy training center. Ft.Lewis was a basic training post at the time. So all the MP's, finance clerks, cooks, and anyone with an aviation MOS was in this company. The airfield had about 6 hueys, a few Mohawk fixed wing, and some Helicopters that looked like the ones in the Mash series. I remember one going down and the pilots reporting to base ops at the airfield. They both were pretty banged up. When the 10th Aviation was established at Ft. Lewis. Those of us who worked at Gray Army Airfield were reassigned to the 10th HHC or the 116th AHC depending on our MOS. Helicopters were being overhauled I believe in El Paso, TX. Crews were sent down there and flew the birds to Lewis. I have no idea how many cases of Coors beer I helped unload from those flights. One could not get Coors in WA. State. Here are some of the people I worked with at base ops at the airfield. Cpt Lofgren, Cpt. Wiley, WO Head, Cpt Oury, Cpt Flarhety, Sp4 Hoppie, Sp4 Elliott, Sp4 Hudson, Sp4 Santa Jaramillo, Ltc Carlson, Col Denend, and Ssg Dotson. US 116th AHC 1971-1973, I was on my way to Vietnam in October of 1971 via Ft. Lewis overseas replacement center. My orders were subsequently rescinded and I was reassigned to HHC USArmy training center. Ft.Lewis was a basic training post at the time. So all the MP's, finance clerks, cooks, and anyone with an aviation MOS was in this company. The airfield had about 6 hueys, a few Mohawk fixed wing, and some Helicopters that looked like the ones in the Mash series. I remember one going down and the pilots reporting to base ops at the airfield. They both were pretty banged up. When the 10th Aviation was established at Ft. Lewis. Those of us who worked at Gray Army Airfield were reassigned to the 10th HHC or the 116th AHC depending on our MOS. Helicopters were being overhauled I believe in El Paso, TX. Crews were sent down there and flew the birds to Lewis. I have no idea how many cases of Coors beer I helped unload from those flights. One could not get Coors in WA. State. Here are some of the people I worked with at base ops at the airfield. Cpt Lofgren, Cpt. Wiley, WO Head, Cpt Oury, Cpt Flarhety, Sp4 Hoppie, Sp4 Elliott, Sp4 Hudson, Sp4 Santa Jaramillo, Ltc Carlson, Col Denend, and Ssg Dotson.
s-92a
92-0254

G-MCGL
92-0254 G-MCGL 11:57L Watched it land at Sumburgh Airport whilst waiting at the runway crossing lights. Approached under very low cloudbase
uh-1h
9831

N633SC
9831 N633SC Boonville, CA
US 116th AHC 1971-73, I was stationed at Ft Lewis. The Army brought the 10th Aviation colors back to Ft Lewis. All of us that had aviation MOS's were reassigned to the 10 Aviation. The 10th ran Gray Army Airfield even when the 9th Infantry was established there. The war was winding down and the army did not know what to do with a lot of us. My MOS was 67N20 UH-1 Helicopter repairman. I never worked in my trained MOS the duration of my enlistment. The west coast installations were way better than those cockroach infested posts like Ft Eustis, VA. US 116th AHC 1971-73, I was stationed at Ft Lewis. The Army brought the 10th Aviation colors back to Ft Lewis. All of us that had aviation MOS's were reassigned to the 10 Aviation. The 10th ran Gray Army Airfield even when the 9th Infantry was established there. The war was winding down and the army did not know what to do with a lot of us. My MOS was 67N20 UH-1 Helicopter repairman. I never worked in my trained MOS the duration of my enlistment. The west coast installations were way better than those cockroach infested posts like Ft Eustis, VA.
ec135t3
1219

N735VT
1219 N735VT Bermuda, arrived on the back of a really big yacht
as355f2
5479

G-OASP
5479 G-OASP Flying c 1600' over eastern and south London for some hours overnight and in the early morning
har.4
wa 29

XD186
wa 29 XD186 XD186 was last in service at SARTU RAF Valley in 1981 and was the last Whirlwind to be retired from SAR Training.
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49097

TC-HMZ
49097 TC-HMZ Sold to the USA, new reg unk
uh-60l
70-1650

91-26349
70-1650 91-26349 landing at Reading Regional Airport, PA
h-34a
58-378

C-GFXP
58-378 C-GFXP The S58T is now based in Burlington Airport, CZBA
uh-60m


20-21187
20-21187 Great Barrington, MA. KGBR airport
hc.2
wa539

G-BYRC
wa539 G-BYRC stored at Lydd with 2-WESX
hc.2
wa624

2-WESX
wa624 2-WESX stored at Lydd with G-BYRC
ec175
1003

F-WWOM
1003 F-WWOM Aberdeen International Airport
UK 658 Squadron 1990s until 2008, 658 Sqn was one of two reserve Gazelle squadrons (the other was 666(V) Sqn operating from AAC Netheravon from the 1990s until it's disbandment in late 2008. The unit operated 6 Gazelle AH.1s UK 658 Squadron 1990s until 2008, 658 Sqn was one of two reserve Gazelle squadrons (the other was 666(V) Sqn operating from AAC Netheravon from the 1990s until it's disbandment in late 2008. The unit operated 6 Gazelle AH.1s
US HS-2 Oct66-Nov70, I was assigned to HS-2 right out of SanDiego boot camp. Was flown to Pearl Harbor to join the squadron enroute to Yankee Station. Served in HS-2 and became AZ3 while on Hornet for 2 tours in West Pack. Squadron flew east to Norfolk to go on USS Independance in spring of 1970 and went to the Med. I am damn proud to have served with the men of HS-2 for my 4 years of duty. Alan T Britcher AZ3 United States Navy Veteran US HS-2 Oct66-Nov70, I was assigned to HS-2 right out of SanDiego boot camp. Was flown to Pearl Harbor to join the squadron enroute to Yankee Station. Served in HS-2 and became AZ3 while on Hornet for 2 tours in West Pack. Squadron flew east to Norfolk to go on USS Independance in spring of 1970 and went to the Med. I am damn proud to have served with the men of HS-2 for my 4 years of duty. Alan T Britcher AZ3 United States Navy Veteran
Neo
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D-HNEO
01 D-HNEO still present in the private hangar of Bjorn Jung at Mainz-Finthen
hh-60j
70-622

6001
70-622 6001 used for medevac from Disney Fantasy cruise ship, East off of Puerto Rico
hma.2
519

ZZ514
519 ZZ514 /TALON10 inbound Yeovilton
ah.1
503

ZZ384
503 ZZ384 Winterboure Abbas, VNTRE 65 enroute Yeovilton
aw139
31239

F-HHJM
31239 F-HHJM 18:45 hs landing at Deauville Airport
ec135t3
1276

OE-XWM
1276 OE-XWM HeliAustria operating for Bombers Generalitat de Catalunya equipated with rescue kit at Sabadell, Barcelona
as365n3
6813

ZJ781
6813 ZJ781 ZJ781 visited RAF Northolt using callsign 1KA11.
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17102

70-2458
17102 70-2458 70-2458 was delivered from Bell Helicopter Plant at Hurst TX to Edwards AFB for evaluation of new aircraft to USAF. 1973 to 1974 Hill AFB UT was assigned to 1550 ATTW for air crew training. When I got to Hill in April of 1973 it was high time aircraft with about 125 hours total time and I was the Crew Chief on the flight that delivered this helicopter to Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
US HC-1 1972. HC1 DET 7, USS Hancock, ADJ Helicopter Mechanic. Shared some of the same memories listed here. I also remember flying into DaNang with Smith. I’ll never forget Fish. He was my best friend and died a sad death. I should be easily remembered as I was the only black guy at that time. Owen Lasley. US HC-1 1972. HC1 DET 7, USS Hancock, ADJ Helicopter Mechanic. Shared some of the same memories listed here. I also remember flying into DaNang with Smith. I’ll never forget Fish. He was my best friend and died a sad death. I should be easily remembered as I was the only black guy at that time. Owen Lasley.
US MCAF Quantico / Turner Field In List of helicopters at Quantico is missing the SH-3G. You have a link on your site showing MX-15, # 148043 around 1973 at Quantico. This aircraft was the only green side aircraft that was stationed on the Presidential (white top) side. It was the white bird at Anacostia before the VH-3Ds were placed into service. There were 3 SH-3G's at HMX from the early 1970s. When MX-15, 148043 went over to the white top side, a 4th SH-3G was taken from the Navy at NAS Norfolk. US MCAF Quantico / Turner Field In List of helicopters at Quantico is missing the SH-3G. You have a link on your site showing MX-15, # 148043 around 1973 at Quantico. This aircraft was the only green side aircraft that was stationed on the Presidential (white top) side. It was the white bird at Anacostia before the VH-3Ds were placed into service. There were 3 SH-3G's at HMX from the early 1970s. When MX-15, 148043 went over to the white top side, a 4th SH-3G was taken from the Navy at NAS Norfolk.
AU Chewing Gum Field Museum As of 2023 the hangar is now used for Indoor Sports fixtures AU Chewing Gum Field Museum As of 2023 the hangar is now used for Indoor Sports fixtures






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