Enforced Stupidity

Aerial Camouflage – It’s Not Easy Being Green…with Big White Patches and Red Crosses.

The recent discussions about removing the Red Crosses on white backgrounds from the Army’s MEDEVAC helicopters created quite an uproar from Army leadership. They based their arguments against doing so mostly on a misunderstanding the terms of the Geneva Convention. They also disregarded an opinion issued in October 2008 by the Army’s Judge Advocate General – International and Operational Law Division to the Surgeon General of the Army/Commanding General of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) which said that a proposal to remove the Red Crosses and arm MEDEVAC helicopters is not a violation of the law of war or the Geneva Convention. […]

Homage to The Huey

I had the privilege and honor of serving as a crew chief for twelve years on God’s own aircraft, the Huey.  If you were not so blessed I’m sorry but there’s nothing I can do about that now.         Gotta love the refrain in the song, “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Fixed wing are Gay!”   Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


F-18 Down

Navy jet crashes into Virginia Beach apartment building – USATODAY.com.

Looking at the photos I can’t believe that no one was killed.  Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

Update: It sounds like the pilots were able to dump most of their fuel before having to eject and thereby preventing a huge fireball and post crash fire which would have almost certainly cost some lives .  If that’s the case they were both good and lucky.