Since I am now an old retired helicopter pilot who's been aviatin' for 48 years, with over 10'000 hrs of accident-free flying in 16 different different airframes, both military and commercial, I thought I would share some old photos, and maybe a vid or two, of some of those times and places. Just a few memories as a helicopter pilot flying all sorts of different jobs with one of them 'whirly-gigs'; as some old local gal in Sabine Pass, Texas once called them. I always liked that description. A very unique machine; them darn whirly-gigs.
You know, years ago I needed to set up a domain website in order to try to sell a vintage RV that I had in storage in my barn; a '97 Safari Trek, shown here at my site. Didn't give it a whole lot of thought after a while. Then, after a couple of years, and out of the blue, some guy (a retired circa-50's naval aviator) contacted me and ultimately bought the Trek. Well, now being motorhome-less, and always wanting a diesel-pusher Class A, comes my current coach; 1997 Foretravel U-320. It's here, too.
Pusan Ops, 3rd Aviation Detachment, Pusan, Korea 1972