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New helo trainer at Rucker?

ChuckMK23

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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.
 

Gatordev

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Can't see the video, but I really don't understand the text of the tweet. There's plenty of times the military operates outside of normal SE parameters. And if the argument is it might hurt someone, so can rotor washing someone.
 

Gatordev

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And now that I figured out I can see the video...

It was doing a "show of force" by hovering over protesters heads.
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.
 

ea6bflyr

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... But after looking at several other tweets from this person, that seems to be the MO...dramatically stating things that aren't necessarily dramatic.
Isn't that the MO of most news outlets these days?
 

ChuckMK23

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Isn't that the MO of most news outlets these days?
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.
Where we missed the boat was not adding an additional clause - "you may make money through advertising during the other 23 hours, but the one hour of informational programming must be ad-free."
 

ChuckMK23

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Looks like training of IP's from TW-5/HT's on the TH-73 has begun.leonardo3.jpg
 

Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
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Looks like training of IP's from TW-5/HT's on the TH-73 has begun.
Soon the turbofan engines and helo training will just be something the old guys reminisce about.

Out with the old,

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In with the new,

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