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md520n
LN062

N520EA
LN062 N520EA Tollerton, Nottingham
a109e
11090

JA02KG
11090 JA02KG Yao Airport
uh-60m
70-3781

11-20346
70-3781 11-20346 Lielvarde Air Base in Latvia. Also were flying with some kind of Chinook but the transponder was turned off
206l-3
51455

N295AE
51455 N295AE w/o 21jan24 crashed at Weatherford, OK. All hands lost
206b-3
2992

3B-NZC
2992 3B-NZC Mauritius
k-max
A94-0025

N675TH
A94-0025 N675TH Medford, Oregon
uh-60a
70-103

N8286
70-103 N8286 Medford, Oregon
UH-2A
12

147979
12 147979 I was a crew member of set 36 assigned to comfibfour 7 yh fleet aboard USS Estes. I was aboard this a/c on April 8,1968 when it ditched off lung tau Viet nam. Do not recall the help that picked us up on beach 1068
aw109sp
22305

G-TAAS
22305 G-TAAS Coventry Airport as Helimed 53
ab412ep
25920

I-VFOV
25920 I-VFOV Turin Caselle. Not Written Off but repaired and in Service
ch-53k


170008
170008 Manhattan, Upper West Side
as355n
5698

EC-IDM
5698 EC-IDM Coptering is the new owner. VIP,tour and transfers
US VMO-2 1968-69, I was in VMO-2. We flew UH-1E and OV-10A. The OV-10A came into country in June/July '68. US VMO-2 1968-69, I was in VMO-2. We flew UH-1E and OV-10A. The OV-10A came into country in June/July '68.
ec135p3
2182

N603MT
2182 N603MT Valley Air 3
US 5-158 AVN 1988-1992 OH-58D AFSO. During DSDS US 5-158 AVN 1988-1992 OH-58D AFSO. During DSDS
US HML-771 1973-1979, Served in HML-771 from McCorkle walked around with a clipboard and never touched a Huey. Cherry was the line chief for several years and eventually became a warrant officer. He was never a pilot. Fong was a crew chief and Vietnam veteran. He seemed like a decent guy. nHML-771 seemed to attract guys that never spent a day in the Marine Corps. Former Navy and Air Force guys playing Marine. I think we ran the PFT once or twice in six years. Most of the staff NCOs took a paper PFT. In retrospect, it was a wasted 6 years. I should have joined the 25th Marines. US HML-771 1973-1979, Served in HML-771 from McCorkle walked around with a clipboard and never touched a Huey. Cherry was the line chief for several years and eventually became a warrant officer. He was never a pilot. Fong was a crew chief and Vietnam veteran. He seemed like a decent guy. nHML-771 seemed to attract guys that never spent a day in the Marine Corps. Former Navy and Air Force guys playing Marine. I think we ran the PFT once or twice in six years. Most of the staff NCOs took a paper PFT. In retrospect, it was a wasted 6 years. I should have joined the 25th Marines.
CH-46D
2296

153398
2296 153398 w/o 22nov87 at MCAS Tustin. It was with HMM-164 /YT
aw139
41230

C-GYNH
41230 C-GYNH Toronto, to Southampton
as532ul
2542

T-337
2542 T-337 Serravalle TI
US HS-75 1966-1971, I was in NARTU Lakehurst, NARMU751. We support HS75 flying the SH 3A while I was there. We also had an S2 squadron, VS75? I cannot verify this squadron designation. Was anyone else there during this time to verify the VS squadron? US HS-75 1966-1971, I was in NARTU Lakehurst, NARMU751. We support HS75 flying the SH 3A while I was there. We also had an S2 squadron, VS75? I cannot verify this squadron designation. Was anyone else there during this time to verify the VS squadron?
234LR
MJ-022

N245CH
MJ-022 N245CH Rimini, Italy. Night stop from south (Taranto) to north (Nice)
ch-53k


169022
169022 Granite Falls, NC
aw109sp
22423

G-DRLA
22423 G-DRLA Sloane, Enniskillen as SLN03
aw139
31283

EC-OEO
31283 EC-OEO Galicia as EC-OEO
ht.2
2012

G-SIVJ
2012 G-SIVJ Old Warden Aerodrome, attended Shuttleworth Military airshow supporting Gazelle Squadron display team
UH-1N
31020

69-6614
31020 69-6614 I photographed this aircraft at the 1990 Open House and it carried "FF" tail code of the 1st TFW at Langley AFB; It also carried the 1st TFW badge on the side.
ch-47f
M.8167

14-08167
M.8167 14-08167 Came from Brno, stopped in Budapest, and headed to Romania
s-70i
70-3995

EM-708
70-3995 EM-708 w/o 04feb24 crashed Nurdağı/Kahramanmaraş/Türkiye, 2 fatalities
ec225lp
2872

ZT-RYE
2872 ZT-RYE Toulouse, France with registration ZT-RYE in transit
212
30645

D-HBWP
30645 D-HBWP 2023-2024 wildfire season in Chile for Arauco. Has been seen based in SCVL (Valdivia Las Marias Airport) in February
US HC-2 1972 Legal Yeoman in office on base, Lakehurst, NJ. You may have a service connected disability from the veterans administration for contaminated water (PFAS). Put in a claim. Joe Battito US HC-2 1972 Legal Yeoman in office on base, Lakehurst, NJ. You may have a service connected disability from the veterans administration for contaminated water (PFAS). Put in a claim. Joe Battito
h145
20217

G-EMSS
20217 G-EMSS Doing laps around Cambourne, England
US HC-4 1969, I Joined HC-4 at NAS Lakehurst in late 1969. I came from VA-43, a TA4-f outfit at NAS Oceana. I was an ADJ3 then ADJ4. I started as a line man, plane captain then moved back to the Check Crew behind the main hanger. I took the 30 day Caribbean cruise in winter of 1970. We were on the USS Pocono, AGC-16. We stopped in St. Thomas, Jan Juan PR, and on to Getmo. It was a great cruise. I remember the lead enlisted was a first class named Lou Wendelstat [I think] and the pilot was a Lt. Bob Cruise. Great stick.n Later on in the year we did an exercise on the Newport News,CA -148 off the East coast experimenting with blind night operations off the ship. It was not the safest flying we had done. . n I separated from the NAV in Sept. 1971, went onto a career as an aviation Mechanic in the private sector till I went into business for myself.n I now reside in SE Pennsylvania. Larry Denver, 2023. US HC-4 1969, I Joined HC-4 at NAS Lakehurst in late 1969. I came from VA-43, a TA4-f outfit at NAS Oceana. I was an ADJ3 then ADJ4. I started as a line man, plane captain then moved back to the Check Crew behind the main hanger. I took the 30 day Caribbean cruise in winter of 1970. We were on the USS Pocono, AGC-16. We stopped in St. Thomas, Jan Juan PR, and on to Getmo. It was a great cruise. I remember the lead enlisted was a first class named Lou Wendelstat [I think] and the pilot was a Lt. Bob Cruise. Great stick.n Later on in the year we did an exercise on the Newport News,CA -148 off the East coast experimenting with blind night operations off the ship. It was not the safest flying we had done. . n I separated from the NAV in Sept. 1971, went onto a career as an aviation Mechanic in the private sector till I went into business for myself.n I now reside in SE Pennsylvania. Larry Denver, 2023.
US HC-1 Dec76 - Mar79 - I was an AT/SAR crewman attached to HC-1 Det 2 at Atsugi, Japan. We provided man overboard coverage for the USS Midway and CAG 5 when they went to sea. We were frequently short staffed for crewmen so there was no shortage of flt hours. I rarely got to work in my rate. When I wasn't flying I was doing plane captain or LSE things. AT3 Johnson US HC-1 Dec76 - Mar79 - I was an AT/SAR crewman attached to HC-1 Det 2 at Atsugi, Japan. We provided man overboard coverage for the USS Midway and CAG 5 when they went to sea. We were frequently short staffed for crewmen so there was no shortage of flt hours. I rarely got to work in my rate. When I wasn't flying I was doing plane captain or LSE things. AT3 Johnson
US HSL-84 Jun85-Nov86 - I was surface sailor assigned to HSL-84 at NAS North Island on limited duty after shattering both heels and being reassigned to shore duty. BT2 Arnold. What a great place. I pulled the 1600-0800 Night Petty Officer of the Watch every other day during my time there and met a lot of really great people who all seemed to really enjoy where they were and what they were doing. Can't really recall a lot of names because I wasn't "one of the guys" - you were all airedales as far as I was concerned, but you all rocked it as I recall. CDR Wendt; LCDR McLaughlin; All the senior Petty Officers... Great memories. I was just doing my job and you A-holes nominated me and secured for me a San Diego Annual Leadership Award which was presented to me in front of the full squadron in formation by one of the city's leading council women. I still have that picture and you all were smirking and smiling because you knew you had surprised me. Thank you for appreciating the little this BT2 could do to help your squadron. I've made mistakes in life, but joining the Navy was never one of them. - US HSL-84 Jun85-Nov86 - I was surface sailor assigned to HSL-84 at NAS North Island on limited duty after shattering both heels and being reassigned to shore duty. BT2 Arnold. What a great place. I pulled the 1600-0800 Night Petty Officer of the Watch every other day during my time there and met a lot of really great people who all seemed to really enjoy where they were and what they were doing. Can't really recall a lot of names because I wasn't "one of the guys" - you were all airedales as far as I was concerned, but you all rocked it as I recall. CDR Wendt; LCDR McLaughlin; All the senior Petty Officers... Great memories. I was just doing my job and you A-holes nominated me and secured for me a San Diego Annual Leadership Award which was presented to me in front of the full squadron in formation by one of the city's leading council women. I still have that picture and you all were smirking and smiling because you knew you had surprised me. Thank you for appreciating the little this BT2 could do to help your squadron. I've made mistakes in life, but joining the Navy was never one of them. -






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