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Old March 13th 07, 12:22 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Mike Weeks
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Default Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

I believe some will find this of interest; the passing of yet another
long-serving "bird".

MW

http://www.news.navy.mil/search/disp...story_id=28190

NNS070312-14. Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner, Fleet
Public Affairs Center Pacific

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron
(HSC) 85 held a decommissioning ceremony for the Navy's last H-3 Sea
King helicopter March 6.

The helicopter departed Naval Air Station North Island en route to
Atlanta to be prepped for foreign military sales.
....

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Old March 18th 07, 11:43 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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Default Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

Mike Weeks wrote:
I believe some will find this of interest; the passing of yet another
long-serving "bird".

MW

http://www.news.navy.mil/search/disp...story_id=28190

NNS070312-14. Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner, Fleet
Public Affairs Center Pacific

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron
(HSC) 85 held a decommissioning ceremony for the Navy's last H-3 Sea
King helicopter March 6.

The helicopter departed Naval Air Station North Island en route to
Atlanta to be prepped for foreign military sales.
...


Just another reminder of how old I am:-)

I have about 30 minutes total flight time in three H-3 flights...two
at NAS NI and one in Pensacola, each during during DWEST en route to
duty stations in Okinawa, Hawaii and Spain.

I think I have more time bobbing on the water waiting for them to show
up than I do actually riding in them.

Glad I never needed to wait for one in the real world...and glad they
showed up for the training events.
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Old March 19th 07, 09:02 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Greasy Rider[_3_]
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Default Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:20:00 -0600, "MTW"
postulated :
Great... now every bird and ship I was associated with is either
decommisioned or in a museum. I think I'll have a beer and a nap...


You aren't alone!

(Intrepid, Forrestal, Independence, FJ-3, AD-6, F11F)
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Old March 19th 07, 09:09 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
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Default Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 17:02:38 -0400, Greasy Rider
wrote:

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:20:00 -0600, "MTW"
postulated :
Great... now every bird and ship I was associated with is either
decommisioned or in a museum. I think I'll have a beer and a nap...


You aren't alone!

(Intrepid, Forrestal, Independence, FJ-3, AD-6, F11F)


You REALLY know you're old when you meed former flight students of
yours who are now senior captains for major airlines! :-)


Bill Kambic
Haras Lucero, Kingston, TN
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Old March 19th 07, 09:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
MTW
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Default Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

Great... now every bird and ship I was associated with is either
decommisioned or in a museum. I think I'll have a beer and a nap...


MTW

wrote in message
. ..
Mike Weeks wrote:
I believe some will find this of interest; the passing of yet another
long-serving "bird".

MW

http://www.news.navy.mil/search/disp...story_id=28190

NNS070312-14. Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Tigner, Fleet
Public Affairs Center Pacific

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron
(HSC) 85 held a decommissioning ceremony for the Navy's last H-3 Sea
King helicopter March 6.

The helicopter departed Naval Air Station North Island en route to
Atlanta to be prepped for foreign military sales.
...


Just another reminder of how old I am:-)

I have about 30 minutes total flight time in three H-3 flights...two
at NAS NI and one in Pensacola, each during during DWEST en route to
duty stations in Okinawa, Hawaii and Spain.

I think I have more time bobbing on the water waiting for them to show
up than I do actually riding in them.

Glad I never needed to wait for one in the real world...and glad they
showed up for the training events.



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Old March 20th 07, 12:35 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Mike Kanze
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Default Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King

Great... now every bird and ship I was associated with is either decommisioned or in a museum. I think I'll have a beer and a nap...

Ditto.

T-1A, T-34B, UC-45J, T-39, T-2A & C, TA-4F, A-6A & B, KA-6D, TC-4C, USS BRAINE (DD-630), USS OKANOGAN (APA-220), USS SYLVANIA (AFS-2), USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16), USS RANGER (CV-61), USS CORAL SEA (CV-43). Most are now razor blades, Zippos, or beer cans.

Many A-6 airframes became artificial reefs off Florida. The BRAINE was sold to Argentina and later expended as an Exocet target.

There are several A-6 airframe gateguards and museum pieces about the land. Also, there are 148 A-6E airframes at AMARC, some of which - by their bureau numbers - were A-6As that I flew back in the time before time.

http://www.amarcexperience.com/AMARC...Area%201&Id=01

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Mike Kanze

"The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it."

- Steven Wright


"MTW" wrote in message ...
Great... now every bird and ship I was associated with is either
decommisioned or in a museum. I think I'll have a beer and a nap...


MTW

 




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