This is a restored Viet Nam era UH-1B, flown by the Navy’s only attack helicopter squadron HAL-3 landing on the aircraft carrier USS Midway CVA 41 in San Diego yesterday. It was part of a Seawolf (HAL-3) micro-reunion for squadron veterans.
I was a door gunner on these aircraft back in ’69-70.
The Midway, a Naval Air museum has one UH-1B on deck already, so the landing of this bird was the first ever Fire Team formation in the United States!
The Huey was affectionately restored by volunteers of the Wings and Rotors museum at French Valley airport in Murrieta, CA.
Nikon D40, Nikkor 55-200 @200, Auto, Aperture priority
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Featrued: 60’s Glory, July 4, 2010