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Post World War Military Pilot Training for Skokie, IL: The military situation in Vietnam required that Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) helicopter pilots be produced as rapidly as possible. In December 1962, the 917th Field Training Detachment (FTD) led by Col. Jimmy Hamill, was deployed at Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon, South Vietnam. Instructors were taken from Stead and other ATC units to began VNAF helicopter pilot training in H-19B helicopters. During the following 18 months of its operation, the 917th FTD trained a total of 95 helicopter pilots and 92 mechanics.
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Sikorsky Helicopters - S-76D: The S-76D helicopter is truly the next step in helicopter technology, setting a new standard of excellence that S-76 helicopter operators have come to expect. Power and performance are enhanced by all composite main rotor blades and optimized Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines with dual FADEC controls.