Tuesday, January 5

48 Years Ago

Waaaaaaaay back in 1967 I had joined the army and was learning how to fly helicopters at the U.S.Army Warrant Officer Flight School. First at Fort Walters near Mineral Wells, Texas and then at Fort Rucker in Alabama for my advanced training. I had willingly chosen this path as I had reasoned it would surely be better to fly above Vietnam rather than walk around the country as a foot soldier - and I was right!

So today I took a little trip back in time and visited the U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker. It wasn't the most impressive aviation museum I've visited but it was special (for me) as it focused on Army Aviation and the aircraft I trained in and then flew in combat.

The TH-55 primary trainer
The OH-6A which I flew in Vietnam