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Griz882

Well-Known Member
pilot
@ChuckMK23, I was at the Air & Space Work hanger today looking over some work they are doing for a project I am involved with when I saw a CH-46 with HC-6 insignia. They told me it was indeed an old “Charger” bird. She is Bureau Number 151952, did you ever fly her?
 

Pags

Well-Known Member
pilot
@ChuckMK23, I was at the Air & Space Work hanger today looking over some work they are doing for a project I am involved with when I saw a CH-46 with HC-6 insignia. They told me it was indeed an old “Charger” bird. She is Bureau Number 151952, did you ever fly her?
Gay Bruce! HW!

I had heard the callsign for HC-6 was “Courageous”. When 6 got 60s they started using the Charger callsign to differentiate.

So, this plane in a hanger...did it look like this?
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Griz882

Well-Known Member
pilot
Got me...auto-correct and a poor education do me in once more!

As for Courageous/Charger, I have am not sure if or when the change happened.
 

Pags

Well-Known Member
pilot
Got me...auto-correct and a poor education do me in once more!

As for Courageous/Charger, I have am not sure if or when the change happened.
When I flew for 26 we used Charger. My DHs who were 6 alums said they used Courageous when they flew Phrogs.
 

ChuckMK23

Former H-46 Driver
pilot
@ChuckMK23, I was at the Air & Space Work hanger today looking over some work they are doing for a project I am involved with when I saw a CH-46 with HC-6 insignia. They told me it was indeed an old “Charger” bird. She is Bureau Number 151952, did you ever fly her?
@Griz882 indeed! Looks like my last flight in her was 18 DEC 1990! I was giving one of our 2P's an instrument check out of KNGU!

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ChuckMK23

Former H-46 Driver
pilot
In my day we used "Hotel Whiskey" for everything - no "Charger" or "Courageous" - when we deployed for Desert Storm the master airplan dictated these ridiculous joint plan call signs for ever aircraft in theatre. We were "Jackpine" - who the good idea fairy of that wonderous thing was I don't know but we had to use the call sign to avoid having the coalition friendlies (read numbskull Saudis) shoot us down.
 
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villanelle

Nihongo dame desu
Contributor
I've ordered a Bremont (specific for his aircraft) for Husband for Christmas, though the process took so long and was such a disorganized mess that it isn't going to arrive on time. I hope it's a damn nice watch, for all the headaches (not to mention all the dollars).
 

Griz882

Well-Known Member
pilot
@Griz882 indeed! Looks like my last flight in her was 18 DEC 1990! I was giving one of our 2P's an instrument check out of KNGU!

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Very cool, Charger/Jackpine/Courageous. You are currently and forever enshrined in aviation history at the Udvar-Hazy Center! Next time I am there I will it give a kick in the tire and note "Chuck says hello." Or, I could sneak in and write your name under the instrument panel shield.
 

Pags

Well-Known Member
pilot
Very cool, Charger/Jackpine/Courageous. You are currently and forever enshrined in aviation history at the Udvar-Hazy Center! Next time I am there I will it give a kick in the tire and note "Chuck says hello." Or, I could sneak in and write your name under the instrument panel shield.
So NASM has another Phrog to add to the USMC one they currently have on display? What paint scheme do they have on the HW bird?