Tales of a Helicopter Pilot

Tales of a Helicopter Pilot
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Richard Kirkland is legendary for his P-38 Lightning missions in the South Pacific theater during WWII. After the war, he realized the potential of Igor Sikorsky?s new flying machine, and he traded in his fighter-pilot wings for rotors. The nerve-racking chopper missions he has flown are the stuff of legend: scrambling to evacuate president Harry Truman after an unthinkable ?code red one? alert comes over his red phone; bantering with the real ?Hawkeye? at a MASH unit before flying into North Korea to rescue wounded soldiers. Equally riveting are his accounts of a medevac pilot in Vietnam who lands a ten ton CH-46 ?Frog? in the jungle at night, with no lights, under fire, with only a soldier?s cigarette lighter for reference; and an aerial tour pilot who routinely pulls people out of the water above, below, and right before Niagara Falls. less

Smithsonian; April 2013 192 pages; ISBN 9781588344137 Download in secure EPUB Title: Tales of a Helicopter Pilot Author: Richard C. Kirkland Buy, download and read Tales of a Helicopter Pilot (eBook) by Richard C. Kirkland today!