Random postcards from a National Guard Blackhawk crew chief.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Well, new in the UH-60A world... We just picked up a bird last belonging to the regular Army in Alaska. It's not particularly old for an A model having been made in 1985. We have a couple helicopters that are 34 years old. This one is exceptional in that if the logbook is to be believed it have just over 9800 hours of flight time on it. Most of our birds are in the 4000 to 6000 hour range. This one is an A+ model, better known as Frankenhawk - it has the larger engines of the L models which makes it pretty frisky, although there are limits on the transmission to keep you from pulling full power. The will be going to the Med Det so the red cross markings will be staying put.