Hi, All. I'm retired from Bell Helicopter, worked there from 1953 to 1973, Worked mostly in Bell's engineering "Experimental Projects Group"
These are the projects I worked on, XV-3 Convertiplane, UH-1D, Mock up, and first 7 prototypes, Early model 206 Jet Ranger, Cobra, N209J .
Befor going to Bell, I worked for about a year for Central Airlines at Meacham field in Fort Worth, at that time they used six DC-3 aircraft, My job there was creating FAA drawings to upgrade their avionics.
Always loved airplanes, built and flew models as a kid, wanted to be a pilot, and at 12 years of age, the optromist burst my bubble by telling, I would never fly because I had one weak eye, and couldn't judge distance.
If I had known about Wiley Post, I might have been a pilot.
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dansew wrote:at 12 years of age, the optromist burst my bubble by telling, I would never fly because I had one weak eye, and couldn't judge distance.If I had known about Wiley Post, I might have been a pilot.
And if he had known about Wiley Post, he would have been a better doctor!!
Too bad you never got a chance to pilot... but fortunately aviation gives us non-pilots many more ways of enjoying ourselves!
Thanks to you all, what a warm welcome, can't wait to do some "hanger flying" on here.
Hi dansew! Welcome!! :D
Welcome to the forum. I ama huge fam of Bell and have been collecting anything related to Bell projects for years. Great to have someone who worked on so many historic aircraft. I love the original configuration of the YUH-1D's with the B model tail booms.