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Stan Sanders (on right) joining
me on the main rotor of #836 during the OJT sessions to share procedures
of helicopter maintenance ," and that is why they call it the Jesus nut"
This is me preparing a mixture of
JP 4 and oil to clean the fuselage & tail surfaces of soot & grime. The
mini-gun & it's mount are visable in the background. Unfortunately the
light & starlight scope are covered with a poncho to protect them from
the elements & sunshine
for Stan Sanders (on rt) concerning the changing of fuel filters every 25
hours. Stan hails from my home state of Virginia. He is from Warsaw, VA
Charles Navas from Boston, MA on left and Gary Dresner from Montana I
believe. This photo was taken at helicopter #836 in the month of January
1971 before a mission at night.
the war, I returned and received my discharge in January 1972 at
FT. HOOD, TX.
returned to Alabama and resumed my college studies to pursue my
childhood dream of becoming a FIGHTER PILOT and was commissioned in
1976 in the USAF and Graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT)
1979. I attended Fighter Lead-in and flew as a Forward Air Controller
(FAC) in the CESSNA O-2A and as an F-111D fighter pilot.
I volunteered to become part of Special Operations and became an
instructor in Anti-Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.
I am currently civilian qualified as multi-engine land,
instrument. Jet and Prop certified.
Proud and happy to be part
of Tactical Air Command. 1st LT Carmean
attending Fighter lead-in, Holloman AFB, NM 1979. A/C is a T-38B used
in tactical training, both air to air and air to ground.
oh yeah! This was the greatest fun, you would not believe it, but
still hard work
Anti Terrorism instructor.
Holding AK-47 to be used in the Terrorist
Weapons Demonstration. Special Operations School. Hurlburt, FL
Suppressed Sten Gun used to
demonstrate suppressed weapon accuracy and firing signature. weapons
were demonstrated on a variety of vehicles and structures for penetration and full auto targeting accuracy demonstration.
demonstrated a variety of Improvised Explosive devices.
Currently affiliated with a
company that converts Czechoslovakian LET-410
and other airframes into Thermal Imaging Surveillance Aircraft for
operations worldwide. This LET-410 was previously operated by the
SPETZNAZ (Special Operations) Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) ball is
Let-410 was previously owned
and operated by the AEROFLOT Airline. The worm certainly has
turned for me.