Happy New Year to one and all! May health & happiness be yours in 2001!! God bless!!
Jim & Sue Hydinger <oldstuff@pointonline.net>
Junction City, WI USA - Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 22:01:11 (MST)
Happy New Year to all my friends that served, It's great to read your post and remember.Roger
Roger A Lange (Rocky) July 70-Apr 70 <rgrlng@yahoo.com>
Concord, CA USA - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 09:45:49 (MST)
Kim: I, too went to the "Mr. Green Jeans" show. I recall that he had brought his niece along for the tour. The show took place in the large hangar on the north side of Lane Field (don't remember which unit hosted it, though). A friend of mine who was with the 101st Airborne up at Phu Bai at the time got to see the Bob Hope Show... boy, was I jealous! Some of the shows put on by the locals were pretty interesting, eh? You haven't lived until you've heard "Proud Mary" done in Vietnamese-English, or tasted a Vietnamese pizza in Saigon!
Dave Powers <powers@montrose.net>
Montrose, CO USA - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 08:25:52 (MST)
Called Roger Austin the other night. He lives about twenty five miles from me. We're going to get together after the holiday's and compare notes about lane Field. One of his last assignments was to start building a swimming pool near the top of the hill. During the course of our conversation, we got on the subject of U.S.O. shows. I think I went to one over on the 61st side, and got entertained by Lumpy Barnum, AKA Mr. Green Jeans! I think there were a couple of tender young round eyes with him. Does any one else recall this? It seems to fit, Go to Vietnam and experience Captain Kangaroo!!!! Happy New Year, Keep the Jesus Nut tight! Kim
Kim La Voie <kimlav@megalink.net>
Livermore, Me USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 20:23:36 (MST)
I was with the 191st ahc from 11-68 to 12-69 down in the Delta. I had never met Mark Jackson but had heard about him as we were both from the Celina area. A couple of years ago I met Mark and his wife Dee through some friends as we were going on a Sunday Harley ride. Here it turned out my wife and Mark's used to work together. This is when I first heard his story. This year I went to the Traveling Wall and Musuem that Mark was involved in getting to the area. After going home I got on the net and found my old unit.I have been making contacts ever since. I met Mark again today at his new bar "Pop a Top"in honor of his brother.Thanks Mark, without you this part of my life would still be lost. You men in the 129th are very lucky to have Mark as one of you!
Bruce Cromwell <crmwell@bright.net>
Celina, Oh USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 15:48:33 (MST)
Never heard of the guitars, Mike, but I'd sure like to have a couple pairs of those old jeep tread sandals that you could get for $1.00 a pair.
Dave Powers <powers@montrose.net>
Montrose, CO USA - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 07:14:25 (MST)
Did anyone ever hear of Vietnamese copies of Fender or Gibson guitars while over there? My son-in-law asked me about them the other day. He heard that you could buy a copy of a guitar in Vietnam during 'the war'. I would not be surprised, they could copy anything! Let me know if anyone saw/purchased one. Thanks, Mike Miles 129th 70-71
Mike Miles
USA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 09:21:32 (MST)
Wuz just going thru some pics on the gallery and damned if I wasn't blown away a little. Group 13 is a picture of myself and a guy named Joe Depuglia. He was from San Jose I think. I've tried like hell to find him again but unfortunately, no luck. Thanks to whoever posted it. Forgot that pic was even taken. To Matt Casey, The pilot with the blond hair was named Ed Zielinski. Was a good friend of mine except for the $40-50 bucks he owed me before he DEROSed. Thanks for posting. Someday I'm gonna add to the gallery.
Larry Kwiatkowski <Chrger66@aol.com>
Simi Valley, ca USA - Monday, December 25, 2000 at 23:54:53 (MST)
Been AWOL for about 6 months. Glad to be back. It's Christmas Day and have been thinkin how lucky I am to see another one. Was close this summer. Hope everyone had a good day and will have a great New Year.
Larry Kwiatkowski "Scooter"12/69-12/70 <Chrger66@aol.com>
Simi Valley , CA USA - Monday, December 25, 2000 at 23:19:41 (MST)
Thanks Tom Shanahan for sharing with us. We would like to see more information like that. Merry Christmas to all and have a great New Year. Mark, thanks for letting us know how things are going at the pub. Soon I would like to join you to make a toast to the 129th and all that you have done for us.
Dan Hertlein <dhert10408@aol.com>
Sumner, WA USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 19:44:03 (MST)
Mark Jackson <fourfour@bright.net>
LZ HOME, USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 10:23:13 (MST)
Dear Family of the 129th. The Jackson's want to wish you all a very Marry Christams and a Happy New Years. Also we would like to thank all of you for your well wishes on our new endeavor. The Pop-A-Top Bar and Grill has exceeded beyond our wildest dreams!!!!...Buisness has been a steady flow ever since we opened the doors. We have had some many compliments on how we have changed the atmosphere in the place so much. We have the early morning coffee gang. We have the lunch gang, at supper time we have families come in with their kids and enjoy a nice meal and then when the night sets in we have the croud that likes to whoop it up a lil'. Last night we had a slow crowd early in the evening, and most just sat around talking and listening to the soft music I played on the juck bob. Aftre midnight the crowd came in and we cranked the music up and a good time was had by all. We will be open from 3:00PM til 2:30 today, but closed tomorrow to spend time with the family. All you, always have a open invite to stop in anytime and spend some time with us. 107 South Second street, Coldwater Ohio. Just make it to town and you will find the place. Coldwater is not a very big town. Sorry for being AWOL for a spell but have been putting lots of hours at the tavern, but it's not like work. It's like being at the beer joint and BSing with our frinds all day. I love every second of it, and besides that, we are making money doing it. Soon as the Holiday rush slows down I will try and spend more time with you here. That is one thing that I do miss!!!! Take care alll, and have a great LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! always, a brother, of a brother, related to the cost of FREEDOM,....Mark and Co.
Mark Jackson <fourfour@bright.net>
LZ HOME, USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 10:13:02 (MST)
Merry Christmas to all fellow 129th brothers and families. Mark, I too will be over to tip one (or two) with you. Just give me the address of your new pub.
Gale Beard 67-68 <beardatpaige1@cs.com>
Clinton, In USofA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 07:32:12 (MST)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all members and associates of the 129th AHC! Thanks Mark for the great page to be able to relive some of those past adventures. This page has tripped a lot of memory cells that have been pushed aside for many years. It was great meeting a lot of you at the Coldwater Wall and I hope to be able to see and meet a lot more of you at the reunion. Mark, I hope the new adventure is going well and hope the new year brings in a lot of busisness, including me, when I am in the area..Looking foreward to tipping one with you!!.. Season Greetings to ALL!!.. Kal..
Kal Bergstrom <n8auu@email.com>
USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 03:33:39 (MST)
I hope you won't mind if I share a gun mission with you I have not talked about in 30 years. It was just before Christmas 1967. ASAP departure from Whiskey 1 to Tiger Strip to pick up CPT Lee and out east over the flood plain. The usual good guys surrounding the bad guys in a village needing some help with a tree line mission. All the radios going with the observer to the ground troops, listening to the Air Force FAC, air to air and tuned to AFVN in Qui Nhon on the Omni. So, here we are, flying over this little village of straw houses surrounded by rice paddies and Korean troops with bad guys shooting at us and us not shooting at them yet and the radios going and Captain Lee has had kimchi for breakfast and he is in my face. Smoke is thrown, positions identified, and we roll in hot with door guns and machine guns and rockets. Rolled out after the first run and saw this farmer plowing his field right in the middle of this madness. He never even looked up. Just kept plowing his field. The other thing that I noticed was AFVN on the omni which was playing a Korean children’s choir singing Silent Night. It was incredibly beautiful that singing of Silent Night. An odd mission so silent. For me, the sound of the mission was missing. We floated and turned and dove and fired and listened to this music and watched the farmer plowing his rice paddy. A little dance in the sky and usually in silence. But for the music it would have been. Silent Night. The village was liberated again, the good guys prevailed and the villagers took it in the shorts one more time in the eternal round of getting overrun and getting saved by somebody. It was that kind of war. No war this year and we pray not again. A Merry Christmas to all. Thanks Mark for this place to gather.
Tom Shanahan
Phoenix, AZ USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 16:21:27 (MST)
Season's greetings to everyone in the 129th family. Mele Kalikimaka ! Animal
Greg Henkel <tatu@gte.net>
Pahoa, HI USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 23:50:40 (MST)
Ditto for me too Mike, wish I could have said it so nice. May the Holidays find joy to all my brother (and sisters). Looking to see some of you at the reunion. Tails clear left Matt Casey All of 70
Matthew Casey <mcasey@rjrinc.com>
Denver, CO USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 09:00:21 (MST)
129th!!!!!Liz and I want to wish all 129th and wonderful families a Merry christmas and Happy and safe New Years. But, let us also remember our Brothers who are not with us!! Bernie glad to see your posting. Jessie asked about you. As I look back over these last few years. The 129th family has grown. Of coarse our Brother Mark Jackson and His Wife Dee have put more then thier 110%. To the Jackson family I and the rest thank you for your devotion and dedication to this page. Because with out you. Most would still be wondering what happen to that guy from the 129th. Thanks for being there for us. Glenn,Rainer,Kally,Ron Paye,Pete and all the rest I have met this year,thanks for the memories and brotherhood. See you in Louisville 2001.
Alex Fernwalt <alfern@bellsouth.net>
Memphis, Tn. USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 08:54:18 (MST)
Merry Christmas dear friends. Your presence is my biggest and best gift. Please be safe. Gently
GentlyJ <GentlyJ@aol.com>
Milwaukee, wi USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 17:37:33 (MST)
Mike, I would only Ditto you comments & as for the jokes; Joke........ A Blond goes in a convenience store/gas station & promptly announces that she has locked her keys in her car.... the attendant gives her a coat hanger with instructions to try to hook the lock.. an hour goes by.. then 2.. the attendant worries & goes out there & as you would have it... There is another blond in the peter pilot seat saying; " a little more down, a little more left. This is lame & my apologies to blonds of course. May GOD show his love to you all----- happy Holidays--Smitty
Jim Westwang <westwang@fiberpipe.net>
Sheridan, wy USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 10:26:47 (MST)
At this time of year I would like to pause and thank God that someone like Mark Jackson has stepped up to the plate for so many of us. This web site is more than just information. It is old friendships re-newed a place to come and reflect. Thanks you Mark, from the bottom of my heart for being there for so many of us 129th'ers. Merry Christmas to you and yours. P.S. I hope my jokes were not the reason no one posts jokes anymore!
Mike Miles
USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 10:07:37 (MST)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the families of the 129th! Hope you all have a great holiday season! Mark and Dee, what can we say? You've done us all a GREAT service, like Bernie says, with this web site! Thanks again!
Dave Powers <powers@montrose.net>
Montrose, CO USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 07:32:05 (MST)
Alex and Liz,fellow crewmembers, Hello and Happy Holidays.Alex I got your card and the photo {good picture ofyou and Liz},I also got one from Bruno Sanchez and family,Curt Classen alsosent me a calender and some pictures of him and his wife, I would like tocall him over the holidays, its been awhile since I've logged on I've been pretty busy with this new job I got. Mark you done it again what a great sight. I'll be keeping in touch throughout the New Year,everyone have a Happy and safe rest of the year."426 is outta here"
Bernie Hernandez
Ogden, UT USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 15:12:41 (MST)
Mark, I promised I would stay away from here. I'm sory and promise to be short. Hope you, Dee, the children and the new one are doing fine and I wish the best for the holidays. Give me an address for the Pub. If I can't make it I'll have everyone I know have at least a beer. Kim, the Tanis could be of great use here. I need something to light the barby. The exchange rate keeps getting better by the day. Casey, let me know if I can meet you somwhere west, rent a scotter and ride with you. Mike, man if you can make it that would be great! Flame, don't get POSTAL but "DO IT". Clear Left? Cups
Cups <JimAntilleanM@netscape.net>
Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 13:02:00 (MST)
Mark, I promised I would stay away from here. I'm sory and promise to be short. Hope you, Dee, the children and the new one are doing fine and I wish the best for the holidays. Give me an address for the Pub. If I can't make it I'll have everyone I know have at least a beer. Kim, the Tanis could be of great use here. I need something to light the barby. The exchange rate keeps getting better by the day. Casey, let me know if I can meet you somwhere west, rent a scotter and ride with you. Mike, man if you can make it that would be great! Flame, don't get POSTAL but "DO IT". Clear Left? Cups
Cups <JimAntilleanM@netscape.net>
Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 13:00:39 (MST)
Callsign "Bullwinkle" Tour 06/70 to 06/71. Retired 03/95. Spend Desert Shield/Storm in Saudi Arabia with "Baccer"
Timothy J Vreeman <timothyvreeman@meritcare.com>
Moorhead, MN USA - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 23:05:23 (MST)
Good evening, flight. Merry Christmas to all. Mark,(grandpa) I know it's been posted many times before, but, again, thanks for this site. It's brought back a bunch of memories, most of them good.....Christmas of 71, I was in Long Binh, training Royal Thai Air Force crewmen. Got to see the Bob Hope show.Brucine Smith was there. She was Miss World U.S.A. Vida Blue, Jim Nabors... it was quite a shindig. So, Which crewchief ratted us out to the pilots? Dave, Smitty, we got a foot of snow on Thursday, now it's a night of freezing rain, going to all rain with thunder showers,and temps in the fifties! Go figure. Christmas isn't the same, now that the kids are grown, so, I'm thinking of going back to Pa. to spend it with the grand kids. I've come to the conclusion that the one best reason for any one to have kids, is the knowledge that some day they'll have kids of their own! it sure is fun spoiling them! Kim
Kim La Voie <kimlav@megalink.net>
Livermore, Me USA - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 18:20:17 (MST)
FLIGHT: REUNION INFORMATION FOR LOUISVILLE KY. 2001 LOCATION:HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN 120 WEST BROADWAY LOUISVILLE,KY 40202 1-800-626-1558 1-502-582-2241 RATES: $72.00 plus tax. Good from June 17th Sunday to June 25th Monday. Dates: June 20th to june 24th 2001. The mini reunion will be June 20th to 23rd for the 129th. Any questions please email me . thanks Alex
Alex Fernwalt <alfern@bellsouth.net>
Memphis, Tn USA - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 08:25:22 (MST)
Sorry guys. I did not realize the crew chief story was so long. But it is true, and funny. Us pilot types liked to think the aircraft was ours. But we always knew who it belonged to. The crew chief simply allowed us to fly it. Everyone take care and be careful over the holidays. Later, Mike Miles Bulldogs 70-71
Mike Miles
USA - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 05:20:35 (MST)
Flight: Well recovering from a ice storm. Likely I didn't lose power like some. Of coarse a inch of snow here shuts the town down. Well would like to thank Mark Jackson and his wife Dee for having to sucessful mini reunions this year. I am glad to have had the opportunity to see some old friends and make new ones. And 2001 will even bring more of us together. My tour tours with the 129th 65-66&67-68. I had the opportunity of serving with quite a few men. But, in the last few years and the help of excutive director Charlie Rains of the Vietnam Helicopter crewmembers Asso. And Mark Jackson. I have peronally met Glenn Pearmain,Rainer Bauer whom shared Christmas 1965 with me in Dong Ba Thin. And Kally Bergstrom from 1967-68 tour. Through Mark's 129th page. I have comunicated with quite a few I served with. So Mark, thank you for your time and devotion to our 129th page. You never know how much you are really appreciated. And I know the Bar and Grill will be a sucess. To the entire Flight! Want to wish you and your families a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY&SAFE NEW YEARS. See you in Louisville. ALEX 65-68
Alex Fernwalt <alfern@bellsouth.net>
Memphis, Tn USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 08:45:23 (MST)
Flight: I have posted this before. I thought it might be worth looking at again. HOW TO OPERATE A HELICOPTER CREW CHIEF/MECHANIC By William C. Dykes A long, long time ago, back in the days of iron men and wooden rotor blades, a ritual began. It takes place when a helicopter pilot approaches a crew chief/crew chief/mechanic to report some difficulty with his aircraft. All crew chiefs/crew chief/mechanics seem to be aware of it, which leads to the conclusion that it's included somewhere in their training, and most are diligent in practicing it. New pilots are largely ignorant of the ritual because it's neither included in their training, nor handed down to them by older drivers. Older Drivers feel that the pain of learning everything the hard way was so exquisite, that they shouldn't deny anyone the pleasure. There are pilots who refuse to recognize it as a serious professional amenity, no matter how many times they perform it, and are driven to distraction by it. Some take it personally. They get red in the face, fume and boil, and do foolish dances. Some try to take it as a joke, but it's always dead serious. Most pilots find they can't change it, and so accept it and try to practice it with some grace. The ritual is accomplished before any work is actually done on the aircraft. It has four parts, and goes something like this: 1. The pilot reports the problem. The crew chief/crew chief/mechanic says, There's nothing wrong with it." 2. The pilot repeats the complaint. The crew chief/crew chief/mechanic replies, "It's the gauge." 3. The pilot persists, plaintively. The crew chief/mechanic Maintains, "They're all like that." 4. The pilot, heatedly now, explains the problem carefully, enunciating carefully. The crew chief/mechanic states, "I can't fix it." After the ritual has been played through in it's entirety, serious discussion begins, and the problem is usually solved forthwith. Like most rituals, this one has it's roots in antiquity and a basis in experience and common sense. It started back when crew chief/mechanics first learned to operate pilots, and still serves a number of purposes. It's most important function is that it is a good basic diagnostic technique. Causing the pilot to explain the symptoms of the problem several times in increasing detail not only saves troubleshooting time, but gives the crew chief/mechanic Insight into the pilot's knowledge of how the machine works, and his state of mind. Every crew chief/mechanic knows that if the last flight was performed at night or in bad weather, some of the problems reported are imagined, some exaggerated, and some are real. Likewise, a personal problem, especially romantic or financial, but including simple fatigue, affects a pilot's perception of every little rattle and thump. There are also chronic whiners, complainers to be weeded out and dealt with. While performing the ritual, an unscrupulous crew chief/mechanic can find out if the pilot can be easily intimidated. If the driver has an obvious personality disorder like prejudices, pet peeves, tender spots, or other manias, they will stick out like handles, with which he can be steered around. There is a proper way to operate a crew chief/mechanic as well. Don't confuse "operating" a crew chief/mechanic with "putting one in his place." The worst and most often repeated mistake is to try to establish an "I'm the pilot and you're just the crew chief/mechanic" hierarchy. Although a lot of crew chief/mechanics can and do fly recreationally, they give a damn about doing it for a living. Their satisfaction comes from working on complex and expensive machinery. As a pilot, you are neither feared nor envied, but merely tolerated, for until they actually train monkeys to fly those things, he needs a pilot to put the parts in motion so he can tell if everything is working properly. The driver who tries to put a mech in his "place" is headed for a fall. Sooner or later, he'll try to crank with the blade tied down. After he has snatched the tailboom around to the cabin door and completely burnt out the engine, he'll see the mech there sporting a funny little smirk. Helicopter crew chief/mechanics are indifferent to attempts at discipline or regimentation Other than the discipline of their craft. It's accepted that a good crew chief/mechanic's personality should contain unpredictable mixtures of irascibility and nonchalance, and should exhibit at least some bizarre behavior. The basic operation of a crew chief/mechanic involves four steps: 1. Clean an aircraft. Get out a hose or bucket, a broom, and some rags, and at some strange time of day, like early morning, or when you would normally take your afternoon nap) start cleaning that bird from top to bottom, inside and out. This is guaranteed to knock even the sourest old wrench off balance. He'll be suspicious, but he'll be attracted to this strange behavior like a passing motorist to a roadside accident. He may even join in to make sure you don't break anything. Before you know it, you'll be talking to each other about the aircraft while you're getting a more intimate knowledge of it. Maybe while you're mucking out the pilot's station, you'll see how rude it is to leave coffee cups, candy wrappers, cigarette butts, and other trash behind to be cleaned up. 2. Do a thorough pre-flight. Most crew chief/mechanics are willing to admit to themselves that they might make a mistake, and since a lot of his work must be done at night or in a hurry, a good one likes to have his work checked. Of course he'd rather have another mech do the checking, but a driver is better than nothing. Although they cultivate a deadpan, don't-give-a-damn attitude, crew chief/mechanics have nightmares about forgetting to torque a nut or leaving tools in inlets and drive shaft tunnels. A mech will let little gigs slide on a machine that is never pre-flighted, not because they won't be noticed, but because he figures the driver will overlook something big someday, and the whole thing will end up in a smoking pile of rubble anyway. 3. Don't abuse the machinery. Crew chief/mechanics see drivers come and go, so you won't impress one in a thousand with what you can make the aircraft do. They all know she'll lift more than max gross, and will do a hammerhead with half roll. While the driver is confident that the blades and engine and massive frame members will take it, the mech knows that it's the seals and bearings and rivets deep in the guts of the machine that fail from abuse. In a driver crew chief/mechanics aren't looking for fancy expensive clothes, flashy girlfriends, tricky maneuvers, and lots of juicy stories about Vietnam. They're looking for one who'll fly the thing so that all the components make their full service life. They also know that high maintenance costs are a good excuse to keep salaries low. 4. Do a post-flight inspection. Nothing feels more deliciously dashing than to end the day by stepping down from the bird and walking off into the sunset while the blade slowly turns down. It's the stuff that beer commercials are made of. The trouble is, it leaves the pilot ignorant of how the aircraft has fared after a hard day's work, and leaves the wrench doing a slow burn. The crew chief/mechanic is an engineer, not a groom, and needs some fresh, first hand information on the aircraft's performance if he is to have it ready to go the next day. A little end-of-the-day conference also gives you one more chance to get him in the short ribs. Tell him the thing flew good. It's been known to make them faint dead away. As you can see, operating a helicopter crew chief/mechanic is simple, but it is not easy. What it boils down to is that if a pilot performs his pilot rituals religiously in no time at all he will find the crew chief/mechanic operating smoothly.( I have not attempted to explain how to make friends with a crew chief/mechanic, for that is not known.) Helicopter pilots and crew chief/mechanics have a strange relationship. It's a symbiotic partnership because one's job depends on the other, but it's an adversary situation too, since one's job is to provide the helicopter with loving care, and the other's is to provide wear and tear. Pilots will probably always regard crew chief/mechanics as lazy, lecherous, intemperate swine who couldn't make it through flight school, and crew chief/mechanics will always be convinced that pilots are petulant children with pathological ego problems, a big watch, and a little whatchamacallit. Both points of view are viciously slanderous, of course, and only partly true.
Mike Miles
USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 10:13:59 (MST)
Cups: I am meeting Lurch and Tadpole (Keith Weisheit and Dave Wood)for our 2nd annual 4th of July get together. I will try to get down to the 129th in June. Maybe I can fly my buddies' Sundowner and get in at least one night with you guys. And I can take advantage of that dinner you promised to buy me (don't tell me you forgot!!). Later, Mike Miles Bulldogs 129th 70-71
Mike Miles <michael.miles@gsa.gov>
Easton, MD USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 10:05:10 (MST)
Cups, Wouldn't miss it for the world (hey wait I am back in the world) See ya. Matt
Matthew Casey <mcasey@rjrinc.com>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 07:44:29 (MST)
Good Morning, Flight! Kim, more snow here this morning, but skidded my way to work anyhow! Animal, Frog, Lurch, Baccer... where are you guys?
Dave Powers <powers@montrose.net>
Montrose, CO USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 07:16:41 (MST)
Good day flight. To Mark, good luck,I wish I could show up. (Hey GRANDPOP). It hasn't happened to me yet, but the clock is ticking. To all happy holiday's. CE 698/693 Uncle Slick, 71-72.
Michael Barrett <michael_barrett@icpphil.navy.mil>
Philadelphia, Pa. USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 12:03:06 (MST)
Well, I sure would like to see that 80 degrees about now. 20 degrees below zero here this am & it will be a nice commute. But in Wyoming that's the way it gets. Keeps the drive-by shootings to a minimal. Hope everyone is having good holidays. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas & Happy New year. ( I am wishing for a President of some kind) Yours, Smitty
Jim Westwang
Sheridan, Wy USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 06:22:03 (MST)
Yeah, Dave. I really feel sorry for poor Cups..... Not being able to enjoy the sound of a Tanis preheater, while scraping the frost off the wings of a plane. Poor guy. It's finally warmed above freezing, just in time for sleet. It'll be a fun commute tomorrow.....Cups,what's the exchange rate, down there? Who knows, maybe I can retire! All kidding aside, by looking through the address listing, it's obvious that there are some interesting stories to be told. Haiti, Laos, military bases, folks who've contributed to Novels. I'm looking foreward to the Reunion, if I'm not still snowed in! Kim
Kim La Voie <kimlav@megalink.net>
Livermore, Me USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 17:59:04 (MST)
Kim, It snowed pretty harsh here last night (not a lot of snow, but a lot in a few hours). It came with much thunder and lightning! Cups... we'd gladly export some!
Dave Powers <powers@montrose.net>
Montrose, CO USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 16:48:19 (MST)
Heads up Flight. Kim; I wish I could see the cold. It's in the 80's here, but can remember what cold is. Lurch; You still haven't answered my question to your question. Mark; June Brother! Matt: You better be there. Mike Miles; Be there!!!!!!!!!!!! Flame; If you need help getting there Capt. let me know. I'll pull the stings as long as I don't get another 2. To the rest of the flight, I look foward to seeing and remeeting those I met and forgot their names, those I remember the faces but not the names, and those who came before and after. If no further contact I would like to wish YOU AND YOURS a most Happy Holidays. God Bless, Cups
Jim Masencup <JimAntilleanM@netscape.net>
Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Friday, December 08, 2000 at 19:45:00 (MST)
I'm with you Kim. If I'd try to work on a Huey now,I'd be running all over looking for "prop wash." Gale
Gale Beard 67-68 <beardatpaige1@cs.com>
Clinton, In USA - Friday, December 08, 2000 at 14:34:54 (MST)
Merry Christmas allto you and yours.Heres to absent companions.Remember where you were 29years ago and how lonely you were........give the kids a hug.tell them you love them. the flight is thinning out way to fast.My god bless
fred alvis <fredfrostyjr@aol.com>
Indianapolis, in USA - Wednesday, December 06, 2000 at 18:14:01 (MST)
Merry Christmas allto you and yours.Heres to absent companions.Remember where you were 29years ago and how lonely you were........give the kids a hug.tell them you love them. the flight is thinning out way to fast.My god bless
fred alvis <fredfrostyjr@aol.com>
Indianapolis, in USA - Wednesday, December 06, 2000 at 18:13:27 (MST)
Good afternoon. It was 5 degrees and snowing this morning, plus, the wind was howling. It sure makes Bill Jeanes' offer VERY attractive! However, I haven't worked on a Huey in nearly 30 years. I may be a little rusty! Maybe Santa will bring some warm weather. Kim
Kim La Voie <kimlav@megalink.net>
Livermore, Me USA - Wednesday, December 06, 2000 at 13:45:52 (MST)
Hi to all. Dec.66 to Dec.67 3rd.plt.
Darnell Pyle <darnel@beaufortco.com>
Washington, NC USA - Saturday, December 02, 2000 at 22:04:21 (MST)
Flight - I've been asked to pass this on to good CE's - that's yawl; just don't tell your wives or girl friends who sent it - got enough grief - good luck Please pass this to any good Mechanic who's looking job. We're looking for an A & P (Aircraft Mechanic) to work in South American. We currently have an opening for one full time slot and a part time slot. The full time mechanic is on a rotation of 28 days in country and 14 days home (his home, he's off duty). The part time mechanic fills in while the full time mechanic is home. The part time mechanic can either get paid for that time down south only , or be put on full time here at STI in Melbourne, Florida, and than receive a bonus when he rotate down south for 14 days. Another, two full time slots will open up in February - April time frame, and the part time mechanic can transition into one of the full time slots when they open. If you know of any good Mechanics, who has C-208 time, and has a clearance or have had one in the last two years, have them send an email to me (perer@sti-aviation) or fax it to (321) 779-3930. Salary and benefits are better than average, and we pick up the round trip tickets.
Bill Jeanes-Bulldog/Cobra 52 <jeanesb@socom.mil>
Valrico, FL USA - Friday, December 01, 2000 at 10:20:26 (MST)