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Kaman’s Huskie: An Early First Responder

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Kaman’s H-43 Huskie helicopter was designed shortly after World War II, and served American military branches through the mid-1970s.  Training and utility roles came first, but the important service of aircrew rescue for the U.S. Air Force stands out, especially during the early 1960s through the end of the Viet Nam war.  The HH-43 enabled the USAF’s Air Rescue Service to carry out its motto “That Others May Live” almost daily in Viet Nam.  In fact, Huskies were involved with more Air Force rescues in Southeast Asia than any other helicopter type.

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Valiant Air Command’s TICO Air Show – Hey… I Remember That!

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Every few weeks or so, you’ll see a new report here about an air show or event that contains some recollections and images from a bygone era.  Some reports will review air shows no longer produced while others may feature some notable past military exercises; all will contain some long-since retired aircraft.  As we here at Classic Warbirds go through our extensive collections of images (slides and negatives as well as digital archives), we often mutter under our breaths “Hey, I remember that…”, and so, can you do the same?

 

Event: Valiant Air Command’s TICO Air Show

Location: Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville Florida.

Reported Dates: 1989 – 1998

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Shearwater International Air Show – Hey… I Remember That

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Every few weeks or so, you’ll see a new report here about an air show or event that contains some recollections and images from a bygone era.  Some reports will review air shows no longer produced while others may feature some notable past military exercises; all will contain some long-since retired aircraft.  As we here at Classic Warbirds go through our extensive collections of images (slides and negatives as well as digital archives), we often mutter under our breaths “Hey, I remember that…”, and so, can you do the same? 

 

Event:  Shearwater International Air Show

Location:  Canadian Forces Base Shearwater, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Reported Dates:  1990 – 2002

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Ottawa Ontario – Hey… I Remember That!

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Every few weeks or so, you’ll see a new report here about an air show or event that contains some recollections and images from a bygone era.  Some reports will review air shows no longer produced while others may feature some notable past military exercises; all will contain some long-since retired aircraft.  As we here at Classic Warbirds go through our extensive collections of images (slides and negatives as well as digital archives), we often mutter under our breaths “Hey, I remember that…”, and so, can you do the same?

 

Event:  National Capital Air Show

Location:  Ottawa International Airport,  Ontario Canada (today’s Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport)

Reported Dates:  1990 – 1992 (first 3 years at this location)

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