Last Island Flight 2-6 Cav

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Jcleppe, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,541
    Likes Received:
    841
    Today was the last flight for the OH-58 Kiowas in Hawaii for the 2-6 Cav. 18 Kiowas flew in formation around Oahu for the last time. The 2-6 Cav will now head to Korea for 9 months, while away the OH-58's will be sent off island to parts unknown.

    Have a great photo but have no idea how to post it.

    Great respect and a thank you to all those in the 2-6, best of luck to you all.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2015
    EDelahanty likes this.
  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,273
    Likes Received:
    312
    Best wishes for an uneventful mission and a safe return. Let's get to work on that photo, huh?
     
  3. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,275
    Likes Received:
    606
    Ha. Sad to hear. My two best buddies went to 2-6 after we all left 3-17. Another Squadron gone. The old KW is slowly slipping into history.
     
  4. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,275
    Likes Received:
    606
    Actually, I am good friends with your son's S3, now that I think of it.
     
  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,541
    Likes Received:
    841
    [​IMG]

    Here's a picture of the Last 2-6 Cav flight around Oahu, I bet that was something to see.

    Just noticed I should have posted this under Academy News instead of this thread, maybe our new Mod can move it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
    NorwichDad and EDelahanty like this.
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    7,544
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Unfortunately I'm not authorized to do that for this forum. ROTC is my bailiwick. Not sure which one of us is responsible for this one.

    BTW great photo. Thanks for posting it. I'm impressed by your SAF acumen!
     
  7. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,273
    Likes Received:
    312
    Magnificent photo! Where do they stow the surboards?
     
  8. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,275
    Likes Received:
    212
    Jcleppe, Best Wishes to your son and a successful and safe mission!

    Great Picture!!
     
  9. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    113
    Can only imagine how long that pre-flight brief was with that many aircraft in the air.
     
  10. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,275
    Likes Received:
    606
    She had a good run. I haven't flown her in years, but we made an awful lot of mayhem with those worn out old buckets. Blurry sights, cracked transverse beams, and all. An unheralded by reliable old dame is being put to rest. It's fitting to see this, in a way, since the aircraft came into being for an overwater mission.

    I hope good things come down the pipe for him.
     
  11. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,541
    Likes Received:
    841
    Thanks, so do we, the prospects for staying in Aviation and flying seem pretty bleak for them right now. I'm sure he'll find new opportunities and move forward.
     
    NorwichDad likes this.
  12. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,541
    Likes Received:
    841
  13. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    5,541
    Likes Received:
    841
    Looks like Ft. Campbell just had their farewell flight. How quick the dominoes fall.
     

Share This Page