The Aircraft - Where are they now?
||In 1976 Caribou (CV2) 57-3080 was assigned to the Silver
Eagles as a support aircraft to replace two UH-1 from the school fleet.
The Caribou was used to transport aircraft parts and the support team to and
from show site. The Aviation School provided crew for the
Caribou. At most show sites, the aircraft was put on static display
and the crew greeted spectators and answered their questions about the
aircraft. For its support role, the aircraft was given a unique blue
and white paint job. The aircraft has now been painted olive-drab and
is parked in front of the Army Aviation Museum in Ft. Rucker.
personal note - I
(Ben Powell) was assigned to fly 3080 for the Advanced
Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in Vietnam in 1963/64. I also flew it
to Borneo - but that's another story.
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