usa Helicopter Training Squadron Eighteen

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Helicopter Training Squadron Eighteen
The squadron was created in 1972 after splitting HT-8. HT-18 became the new advanced helicopter training unit flying mainly Hueys TH-1L but both units used borrowed Army UH-1D and Marines UH-1E for many years as well.

From 1985, and with TH-57B/C Sea Ranger, HT-8 and HT-18 became mirror image squadrons both providing basic and advanced training.

I was in HT-18 when it split from HT-8. I still there when we moved to NAS Whiting Field from Ellyson Field in Dec 73/Jan 74. Earned aircrew wings in the summer of 1973. I would be glad to provide any information I have.

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
6402 TH-1L 157807 : USN; 10mar94 pictured as HT-18 /100 preserved on pole at NAS Whiting Field+
6409 TH-1L 157814 : HT-18 w/o 07sep77
6413 TH-1L 157818 : HT-18 w/o 11nov73
6418 TH-1L 157823 : HT-18 w/o 30nov74
6428 TH-1L 157833 : HT-18 w/o 30mar76
6442 TH-1L 157847 : HT-18. w/o 28aug78
6445 TH-1L 157850 : HT-18 w/o 28feb76
3699 th-57c 162020 : USN; HT-18 E-56
3705 th-57c 162026 : HT-18 E-62
3714 th-57c 162035 : USN; HT-18
3761 th-57c 162675 : USN HT-18 E-113
3766 th-57c 162677 : USN HT-18 E-115
3767 th-57c 162678 : USN HT-18 E-116
3837 th-57c 162812 : USN HT-18 E-126

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