The 388FW Paint Shop has finished work on the Museumís CH-34J helicopter and it is ready to be returned to the museum. Coordination has been made to move the aircraft down Wardleigh Rd to the museum on Thursday 11 Dec 12/10/2008 @ 07:34 [ref: 23226]
Dale Bartels , SC
I worked on the HH-34J helicopters in 1973-74 while assigned to the 301st ARRSq at Homestead AFB. Our H-34s were exNavy and were used as an interim helicopter as we transitioned from the HU-16B to HH-3Es. I enjoyed working on the H-34 especially running the engines. The smell of avgas fumes wafting thru the cockpit while the R-1820 rumbled along was great. Jets are for kids!
The HH-34J on view at Robins AFB was assigned to our squadron. It is nice to be able to show your children a military aircraft that you actually worked on.