Military airplane "This is an Otter, in 1971 Would love to get my hands on a Beaver, they were chump change in the 70's. On floats these days they bring tons of [money.] Photo and comment by Tom Everhart.
SLCC freshman and private pilot Barbara Reams is pursuing her aviation maintenance degree; she hopes by being a pilot as well as a technician, she will be able to better communicate with pilots about aircraft repairs. Digitization completed with funds from a 2017 USHRAB (Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board) Grant that was awarded to Salt Lake Community College, Library Services.
Caribou. Photo by Tom Shoupe, 1968. Company B, 1/7 Cavalry. In Vietnam the Caribou was used to re-supply fighting forces in-country because of its unique ability to fly in and out of camps on short, unimproved airstrips. Typical cargoes were fuel (gasoline, diesel fuel, and JP-4), munitions (small arms ammunition, 2.75 inch aircraft rockets, 105mm, 155mm, 175mm, and 8 inch howitzer projectiles), food (widely varying from very conventional American steak and chicken, to live pigs, chickens, ducks, and eels for the ARVN troops), passengers (U.S. military, RVN military, RVN civilians, and even NVA POWs), and sadly, bodies.
Gunner Prepares to Fire His M60 Machine Gun as South Vietnamese Soldiers Run Towards His Helicopter
A 9 Squadron door gunner prepares to fire his M60 machine gun as South Vietnamese soldiers run towards his helicopter. Incidents such as this, when men were picked up under fire as the aircraft hovered just above the ground were known as ‘hot extractions’. This helicopter was flown by a naval officer, a member of the Royal Australian Navy Detachment to 9 Squadron.
Color 35mm slide images of the Non-Destructive Training (NDT) Program at SLCC in the mid-1990s. Non-destructive testing involves the examination of an object in any manner that will not impair its future usefulness. The six major NDT methods, radiography, ultrasonics, eddy current, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, and visual inspection, are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, petro-chemical, automotive, metals, non-metals, nuclear, marine, electronics, construction, aircraft, materials joining, utilities and many others. Students learn to perform the basic testing techniques on both metals and non-metals, such as synthetics and composites, as well as how to evaluate results and write final reports.
01 Jan 1966, Vietnam: In this 1966 photo, water-filled bomb craters from B-52 strikes against the Viet Cong mark the rice paddies and orchards, west of Saigon, Vietnam. B-52s were one arm of the nuclear deterrent force during the Cold War and were used in the carpet-bombings of North Vietnam. During the 1991 Gulf War, they dropped 40 percent of the ordnance on Iraq. Photo by Henri Huet KIA Feb. 10 1971 over Laos.
Carrier-based Transport Aircraft, paratroopers would fly out the back bay door, in quick succession, during strategic deployments. "ahhhhhhhhhhh, the Bou...........loved the ramp exits on them......16 paratroops all streamin out like shit out of a cows arse !! HOOAH !!" Comment by Vietnam Veteran, Howard Swede Ware.
Soldiers, Petersen, Glover with "You Are Now Entering Delta Troop 1/1 Cavalry Snake Pit. Caution. Beware Hovering Aircraft" sign. Photo by Jim Peterson, who was with the Gun Platoon during the years 1968-1969, Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
Richard Phelps completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Graduated from Abington High School in 1964 and assigned to Air Training Command (ATC) school at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado where he participated in technical training as a munitions specialist. in 1964. It is unknown if he was drafted or enlisted. Photo repaired by Dan Fox
Cobra Helicopter Undergoing Repairs and Maintenance
Cobra helicopter undergoing repairs and maintenance in military hanger. Photo by Bill Foster who served with the "Blues" D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Nov. 1970-Aug. 1971. Courtesy of Mike Gustin