Combined Ops

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Training baby helicopter pilots

Before they hit the fleet, they land
here:
A TH-57 training helicopter from Helicopter Training Squadron Eight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, flown by student pilot Navy Lt. j.g. David Dostal and instructor Navy Lt. Teresa Ferry lands on the Navy Helicopter Landing Trainer (HLT) IX-514, marking the 100,000th consecutive accident-free landing aboard HLT IX-514. U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols
100,000 is a big number.

I wonder if the skipper of IX-514 is a carrier qual'd Nasal Radiator...

UPDATE: More on IX-514, "the Navy’s smallest training aircraft carrier" here.

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