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    Built to Hunt Soviet Subs, The Sea King Dominated Every Mission It Tackled

    Sea Kings were designed to hunt Soviet submarines but their versatility expanded the mission set to presidents, oil fields, and airlines. On March 11th 1959, the prototype Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King took flight for the first time. The Sea King and its derivatives have been hunting submarines, performing rescues, flying plane guard missions alongside aircraft […]

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    The Day An Army Private Stole a Helo And Landed It At The White House

    If it happened again today, the story would probably have a much different ending. At just past midnight on February 17th 1974, United States Army Private First Class Robert K Preston commandeered an unarmed Bell UH-1B Iroquois (Huey) helicopter from Tipton Airfield at Fort Meade, Maryland. After absconding with the aircraft, Preston went on a […]