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Offline coyote101

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Mr. JohnP
« on: January 12, 2022, 06:34:12 PM »
Look what I ran across. A guy who lives in Cadiz, Kentucky near LBL, has this in a building in his back yard:

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A '64 Model Huey that flew in Vietnam with A/227/AHB. He has it set up as a tribute to veterans in general, and particularly to aircrews in Vietnam.

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 07:03:44 PM »
 That is AWESOME !!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 07:06:23 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 08:00:35 PM »
  Did ya get to fly it?
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2022, 08:16:41 PM »
  Did ya get to fly it?

It's not flyable, just a really cool static display. Besides, I couldn't afford to fly it if it was, it would use a hundred gallons of jet fuel, or more, per hour.  :holdon:

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 08:08:19 AM »
That looks great. 

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 10:52:16 AM »
It must not have flown much in Vietnam.  I don't see any bullet holes.  :laf:

Awesome display.  Thanks for sharing, Pat.

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2022, 01:00:03 PM »
It must not have flown much in Vietnam.  I don't see any bullet holes.  :laf:

Johnny,

It has several patched bullet holes. It was crashed in Vietnam in 1966, returned to service, and finished its life in Alaska. He got it from an aircraft graveyard in Texas.

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 01:02:05 PM »
Flew in enough of those damn things than I care to mention.  But they did save our ass more than once.  If you ever get the opportunity to talk to that guy tell him I said thanks, and thank you for posting that bit of history.   

Did you ever fly one?

John
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2022, 01:19:04 PM »
A majorly cool find!  And awesome history.  Would love to see it in person.  Thanks for posting!


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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2022, 01:44:24 PM »
Did you ever fly one?

John

John,

I have about 400 hours in Hueys, but most of my time was in OH-58's.

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2022, 03:58:39 PM »
I flew in alot of helos but nothing like that beautiful piece of history!

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2022, 11:07:46 AM »
Pat, did you know Mike Novosel?  He was assigned to SF Aviation and flew a couple of Dust-Off Evac for our team. On one such op, I told him next time we meet I hope it's at the O Club and I'll buy you a beer or two. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2022, 03:29:15 PM »
Pat, did you know Mike Novosel?  He was assigned to SF Aviation and flew a couple of Dust-Off Evac for our team. On one such op, I told him next time we meet I hope it's at the O Club and I'll buy you a beer or two.

John,
I met both Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. They actually flew together in the same evac unit in Vietnam. Sadly, both of them are gone now. Mike Sr. was a fixture at Ft. Rucker for many years, and didn't retire till he was forced to because of his age.

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