Monday, March 21, 2016

My Final Flight on an Army Helicopter




Returning to Flight Operations after the trip to Johnstown:  Sgt. Jay Rocourt, crew chief, 
and pilots Chief Warrant Officers Rich Wienches and Greg Gallerizzo.

In February I flew to Johnstown and back on a Blackhawk helicopter.  I thought at the time it would be my final flight, but I was not sure till this month.

It was a smooth, uneventful flight across Pennsylvania on a beautiful Winter day.


I had a great view of the entire mid state during the flights to Johnstown and back.







These photos show the crew performing post-flight maintenance, and refueling.

And this is the Crew Chief Jay Rocourt in Johnstown telling the Base Commander with complete sincerity that the pilots were performing post-flight maintenance when they were actually at the local Subway getting lunch.



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