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Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By U.S. Army
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The Boeing CH-47 is one of the world’s most versatile and efficient helicopters. With its twin engines and twin contra-rotating props eliminating the torque problems found on single-engine... More > helis, all of the C-47 Chinook’s 10,000 hp is available to provide lift and thrust. Used for civilian applications including passenger service, cargo hauling, fire fighting and logging, it has also had a long career in combat and military support. Over 22 nations past and present have utlized it for troop movement, resupply, evacuation of wounded, and emplacement of artillery and vehicles. With a lifting capability of close to 25,000 lbs., it can even lift a damaged Chinook in a pinch! This CH-47 flight operating manual is used by the U.S. Army for instructional purposes . It tells pilots nearly everything they need to know before entering the cockpit. Although it has been slightly reformatted, this reprint contains all of the original text in its entirety.< Less
A Pilot's Tale - Flying Helicopters In Vietnam By William Heilman
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In the 60's, a war was being fought in Vietnam. Helicopters were being used in many different rolls for the first time. The Army began to rely heavily on the Warrant Officer corps to supply the... More > demand for new pilot's. The author recounts his journey to Warrant Officer and his experiences flying helicopters on two tours of duty in Vietnam.< Less
A Pilot's Tale - Flying Helicopters In Vietnam By William Heilman
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In the 60's, a war was being fought in Vietnam. Helicopters were being used in many different rolls for the first time. The Army began to rely heavily on the Warrant Officer corps to supply the... More > demand for new pilot's. The author recounts his journey to Warrant Officer and his experiences flying helicopters on two tours of duty in Vietnam.< Less
Dust Off: Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam By Peter Dorland, James Nanney
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Drawing on its first experiments with helicopters in Korea, the Army in Vietnam came to rely almost entirely on the helicopler for medical evacuation. The Dust Off and Medevac helicopter ambulance... More > units tested and perfected for medical use the Army's new helicopler, the UH- I (" Huey" Iroquois), and developed several new devices that helped save thousands of American lives between 1962 and 1973, The pilots of these helicopters displayed courage and devotion to duty that earned widespread respect from soldiers. This book explains early problems of medevac in Vietnam, recounts the valor of crews, and describes the movement of patients to in-theater Army hospitals. It also shows the effect that helicopters had on traditonal procedures. The widespread use of the helicopter for medical evacuation in America since the Vietnam War testifies to the broader issues raised by this study, and of the relevance of Army history to the civilian community.< Less
Many a Slip By Ross Mallock, Ross Mallock
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In the early days of Army flying, The Army Air Corps had to 'make it up as they went along'. The personal stories in this book explain how things could go wrong as well as right, as Army Aviation... More > developed in the 1960s and 1970s, paving the way for the mighty Apache Attack Helicopter of today.< Less
Huey By Gary Whitmore
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Michael Grayson had dreams of being a helicopter pilot since he was a kid back in the late 1950s. All he dreamt about was flying helicopters and these dreams grew from watching the Whirlybirds TV... More > show. So after he graduated high school, he joined the Army in 1968. After basic training, he was sent off to learn how to fly Army choppers. Michael survived the intense Army flight training programs at Fort Wolters and Fort Rucker. Afterwards, he was assigned to Vietnam where he witnessed the horrors of flying a Huey during war and losing friends, loved ones, and discovered betrayal. Note: This story is dedicated to all those brave young men that flew Hueys and to the crew members that lost their lives in the Vietnam War.< Less
Huey By Gary Whitmore
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A young man had dreams of being a helicopter pilot since he was a kid back in the late 1950s. All he dreamt about was flying helicopters from watching them on TV shows. So after he graduates high... More > school, he joins the Army in 1968. After basic training, he's sent off to learn how to fly Army choppers. He survives their intense flight training programs at Fort Wolters and Fort Rucker. Afterwards, he assigned to Vietnam where he witnesses the horrors of flying a Huey during war and losing friends, loved ones, and betrayal. Note: This story is dedicated to all those brave young men that flew Hueys and to the crew members that lost their lives in the Vietnam War.< Less
I Love You With All Of My Heart... By Deb Evans
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I Love You With All of My Heart, is the second book by new author Deb Evans centered around the emotional challenges of missing a deployed parent as seen through the eyes of a child. In this story,... More > little Jasmine finds just the right things to pack in her helicopter-flying momma's APO box.< Less
Vietnam, I Proudly Served By Rex Gooch
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This book is an autobiography of Rex Gooch's military service and most importantly, his tour in Vietnam as an Army helicopter pilot. The stories cover both the humorous and serious side of military... More > training and combat aviation. Rex served with Lighthorse, C/3/17 Air Cavalry at Vinh Long, 18th CAC at Can Tho and 17th Aviation Group at Pleiku in 1971 and 1972. This revised edition includes a chapter on his 2009 flight of Huey 217, the helicopter he flew in Vietnam that is now flying contract firefighting for the US Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest.< Less
Feeding Evil By Johnn Schroeder
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To every action, there is a consequence, and while not perhaps foreseen or even considered, it must be paid, like it or not. We should have learned this in science, for too many of the things we... More > have discovered are things we would like to un-invent, remove forever from human knowledge. Things like the nuclear weapon, VX Nerve gas, and the like. Now we mess with Genetics, and think we are wise in our actions. This story is of a genetic experiment gone wrong, and a new life form never meant for this Earth. Even before the infestation is handled, mankind must learn to work together, or fall to the savage new race called Demons. Fear and need, two powerful reasons to set aside petty politics, for the Demons care only about one thing, making earth theirs, and using man for nothing more then a food source. The question is, can man rise above their own goals to even survive?< Less