I saw a pic of the construction at NASWF supporting the TH-73. Looks like things are ramping up. Leonardo is also building a separate off base support facility that will service both Navy and commercial off shore ops.
And it was a poor SOF, which isn't a bad thing. Mostly just a helo hovering out of ground effect, and not nearly as dramatic as the text implies. But after looking at several other tweets from this person, that seems to be the MO...dramatically stating things that aren't necessarily dramatic.It was doing a "show of force" by hovering over protesters heads.
They should have dropped some recruiting fliers, as long as they were there.I suspect some UH-72 students at Rucker will be discussing the airwork/headwork involved here:
When the FCC was issuing broadcast licenses to television networks in the 1950s. it came with the stipulation each station broadcast one hour of "informational programming", aka The Evening News.Isn't that the MO of most news outlets these days?
Soon the turbofan engines and helo training will just be something the old guys reminisce about.Looks like training of IP's from TW-5/HT's on the TH-73 has begun.Instructor pilot training for the new TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) began in June with the first two instructor pilots from Training Air Wing (TAW) 5 getting classroom and hands-on experience at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) facility in Philadelphia.www.navair.navy.mil