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  • Del'd: 137 - 1993 to 2021





    Helicopters

    US Army Aviation TH-67A Creek

    The Bell 206B won the 1992 New Training Helicopter (NTH) program to replace the UH-1H hueys at the US Army training school. 137 commercial Bell 206B-3 were purchased from 1993 ( 35 VFR and 102 IFR types )

    The TH-67 arrived at Fort Rucker in 1993 to begin its service as the primary trainer for US Army aviators and eventually as the longest-serving primary flight trainer in the Department of Defense. The fleet grew to 181 helicopters and for almost 3 decades flew over 1,915,000 hours and trained more than 25,000 american and foreign students in the initial entry rotor wing program.

    Replacement began in 2015 with newly built UH-72A Lakota plus some transferred from National Guard units


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    Farewell to TH-67 Creek, 20-Feb-21 : #Creek With a ceremony held at Fort Rucker the US Army retired the Bell TH-67A Creek as their basic trainer helicopter. Since 1993 over 25,000 American and foreign students were trained with the TH-67

    First UH-72A Lakota in Trainer Configuration Delivered, 27-Mar-15 : The US Army received first UH-72A Lakota from production line configured as initial-entry training helicopter. Newest helicopter will join seven Lakotas already modified to training configuration




    Units


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    1993/21US Army Aviation School Cairns AAF / Fort Rucker





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