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ChopperJock
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I am retired from the U.S. Air Force, where I flew helicopters for a number of years. The stories I write are based upon my own experiences.

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History
by ChopperJock
6 years ago
A Brief History of the Illinois and Michigan Canal

An Introduction to the Historic Illinois and Michigan Canal, Its Origin, Construction, and Partial Rehabilitation.

History
by ChopperJock
6 years ago
Green Hornet UH-1P Gunships Extract Remaining Members of an Army Patrol from a Jungle LZ

When the assigned transport slicks are unable to remove all members of a patrol, Green Hornet pilots flying UH-1P helicopter gunships extract six remaining members of the U.S. Army reconnaissance team from the Jungle in what is definitely not a standard operating procedure for gunships

Lifestyle
by ChopperJock
6 years ago
How to Build an Outdoor Christmas Tree From a Wire Tomato Plant Cage

Build an imitation wire Christmas tree display for your yard. After you have harvested all of your garden tomatoes, don't store the wire cages, use them for your Christmas Lighting.

History
by ChopperJock
6 years ago
Helicopter Rescues Four from Hudson River Gorge

In April 1964, four people involved in a boating tragedy were lifted to safety from a rock ledge in the Hudson River gorge in upstate New York.

History
by ChopperJock
6 years ago
The Unexpected Rescue of a Downed Pilot by Green Hornets Aircrews

In the early part of 1967, the United States Air Force transferred a number of UH-1F Helicopters from Thailand to Nha Trang Air Base, Republic of Viet Nam, and assigned them to E Flight of the 20th Helicopter Squadron. Due to the various shades of the green camouflage colors used on the aircraft, the generic call sign of Green Hornet was used by the unit. This details the rescue of a fighter pilot.

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