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Surprisingly, who knew any of them were still flying for the Army?

 

https://www.army.mil/article/177214/end_of_an_era_proving_ground_bids_farewell_to_long_serving_huey_helicopters

 

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I did, they fly over every now and then. The sound is unmistakable and I love seeing them fly... luckly theres still many in the area

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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Yeah those boys would wopwopwop over us while fishing the Colorado river here in Yuma!!!

 

Great airframe and they did their duty that's for sure!!!

 

 

Semper Fi

Phil

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Patchcollector

Good thing the Marines still use them.Here's a link to a great blog about the "Venom" or Super Huey:

 

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watch-these-marine-uh-1y-super-hueys-pulverize-a-fake-t-1696624431

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Charlie Flick

And the Air Force still has about 60 UH-1N models. The AF has been trying to get rid of them for years and is now evaluating (again) the Huey's successor which is likely to be a variant of the Sikorsky Black Hawk.

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

 

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gunbunnyB/3/75FA

i always liked them. they were the first chopper i ever had a ride in, loved it more than ANY roller coaster that i been on, the way they would 'bounce' around in the air was truly great, the black hawk was boring, it just rode the air like a bus, and the sh**hook made too much noise to enjoy.

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