[Helobubbas] [Non-DoD Source] Re: Marine Aviator Relieved for Flying Too Low and Too Fast During Ceremony | Military.com

Bill Sears billcsears at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 12:14:38 PST 2020


Great story that “may have” happened, Tom.

On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 11:15 AM Phillips, Thomas L CTR (USA) <
thomas.l.phillips1.ctr at navy.mil> wrote:

> A young Lieutenant of HS-6 may have flown under the Golden Gate and the
> Oakland Bay Bridge taking a RADM to Alameda at the end of a long cruise.
> VMC and a VFR launch and the overcast may have steadily decreased until it
> was necessary to either fly under the bridges or go out, file IFR in flight
> and delay the admiral's ETA.
>
>     Settling on deck Alameda, the Lieutenant may have then realized that
> any flight violation would go to the Code as he commands the aircraft when
> aboard.
>
>     Rotors turning, we may have felt a hand on each of our shoulders and
> cringed, only to hear;
> "That was GREAT, I've always wanted to do that."
>
>
>
> It was a different Navy.
>
> Tom Phillips
>
> *Fly NAVY*
>
> (619) 313-2275 (w)
>
>
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> *From:* HELOBUBBAS [helobubbas-bounces at nhahistoricalsociety.org] on
> behalf of Chris Cole [chris_cole at cox.net]
> *Sent:* Monday, February 03, 2020 8:14 AM
> *To:* HELOBUBBAS
> *Subject:* [Non-DoD Source] Re: [Helobubbas] Marine Aviator Relieved for
> Flying Too Low and Too Fast During Ceremony | Military.com
>
> Yes I heard something about that sort of thing.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Feb 3, 2020, at 9:56 AM, pstevens.nhasf at cox.net wrote:
>
> 
>
> I will neither confirm nor deny but I do remember times when the fog came
> down to the level of the bridge when flying into NAS Alameda/USS Coral Sea.
>
>
>
> *From:* HELOBUBBAS <helobubbas-bounces at nhahistoricalsociety.org> *On
> Behalf Of *Berry
> *Sent:* Sunday, February 2, 2020 11:04 AM
> *To:* HELOBUBBAS <helobubbas at nhahistoricalsociety.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [Helobubbas] Marine Aviator Relieved for Flying Too Low
> and Too Fast During Ceremony | Military.com
>
>
>
> Voices of experience?
>
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>
> On Feb 1, 2020, at 13:51, andy.cain at comcast.net wrote:
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> 
>
> Guess that depends on which direction they’re flying . . .if to sea to
> join the aircraft carrier, hard to fire them all!!
>
>
>
> *From:* HELOBUBBAS <helobubbas-bounces at nhahistoricalsociety.org>*On
> Behalf Of *pstevens.nhasf at cox.net
> *Sent:* Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:52 PM
> *To:* 'HELOBUBBAS' <helobubbas at nhahistoricalsociety.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [Helobubbas] Marine Aviator Relieved for Flying Too Low
> and Too Fast During Ceremony | Military.com
>
>
>
> I would imagine that taking a flight of 6 helicopters under the Golden
> Gate Bridge would also be frowned upon these days!
>
>
>
> *From:* HELOBUBBAS <helobubbas-bounces at nhahistoricalsociety.org>*On
> Behalf Of *Steve McDaniel
> *Sent:* Friday, January 31, 2020 5:25 PM
> *To:* retiredaffairs at navalhelicopterassn.org; HELOBUBBAS <
> helobubbas at nhahistoricalsociety.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [Helobubbas] Marine Aviator Relieved for Flying Too Low
> and Too Fast During Ceremony | Military.com
>
>
>
> We got away with that kind of exciting flyover back in my day.  TINS. Once
> upon a time in early ‘72 our airwing was tagged to perform a flyby at the
> NAS Lemoore or the LATWINGPAC COC - I don’t recall which.  The ceremony was
> in front of the base admin building.  The lead was a department head from a
> sister squadron and I was right wing in the delta.  Lead set up to depart a
> point 30 miles south from around 15,000ft.  Of course, we were to cruise by
> just as the Anthem concluded.  We headed inbound at high power in a gradual
> descent and by the time we leveled off I could tell that we were going as
> fast as I had ever been in my life.  The main gate flashed by about 100’
> below immediately followed by the admin building’s Stars and Stripes to my
> left about 50’ below us.
>
> When we got back to the hangar someone’s duty officer told the lead “they”
> wanted to see him at LATWING HQ.  When he got there “they” yelled at him
> about scaring h____ out of the guests.  The Commodore’s wife had been
> especially frightened by the spectacle.
>
> Getting yelled at ended the matter and he went on getting more famous for
> other antics, screened for a fleet squadron and retired as a captain.
>
>
>
>  Sent from my iPhone
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>
>
> On Jan 31, 2020, at 3:06 PM, CDR Michael G. Brattland, USN (Ret.) <
> retiredaffairs at navalhelicopterassn.org> wrote:
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