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Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 05:00

Hello everyone, Tom Cav here. I live in Dothan Alabama about 23 miles down the road from Ft Rucker. My background includes 2 1/2 years as a Huey Crew Chief with A/101 Avn Bn (Comancheros) at Ft Campbell in the 70's. I reenlisted for ATC school which positioned me for a career in the FAA as a Controller. Retired 10 years ago. To keep busy, I now volunteer and work for the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. I work and fly as a crew chief on our Huey and Cobra at airshows and other events supporting Veterans. Our Huey has served with A/229 in Vietnam and has patched bullet holes to prove it. It is painted in the A/229 colors.

I have been involved with sim racing but now want to switch to Flight Sims. I ran across your web page and feel you guys are exactly what I'm looking for. I hope, if I'm accepted, to be positive member of the community. I noticed from perusing your forums you occasionally have questions about actual equipment measurements and what not. I will be glad to help in anyway I can.

I'm going to need help with DCS and flying the Huey but I intend to put in the work to get up to speed. Thanks for considering me, Tom Cav

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Post by (D/229) Xtra on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 06:21

Welcome tom. Your coy commander will send you a pm with all the info needed. All members will glady help you get in the sadle. Youll be joining a very diverse group of guys and I think youll like it.
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Post by (B/229) Cib on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 11:02

Hi Tom,
welcome to the 229th, I am sure your experiences will generate lots of questions round here. IIRC SKeeter posted about being away so don't worry too much if there is a delay in your receipt of orders
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Post by (B/229) evilivan on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 11:32

Welcome Tom - your inside knowledge will be very welcome here... :-)

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Post by Guest on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 12:43

Welcome aboard Tom..

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Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 13:24

Hello Tom and welcome! Nice to have you, I hope to see you online soon.
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 16:12

Welcome Tom. Looking forward to flying with you soon.
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Post by (D/229) DC on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 16:16

I took a Cobra flight this spring at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland FL.  Was there a chance that I met you?

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Post by (H/229) Skeeter on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 16:38

Please go to the "Usergroups" link above and select "A Company/229th (North America)" and you will be accepted into the appropriate company. I will send you your assignment orders via PM that will explain the steps necessary to get set up with the battalion. Welcome to the 229th.
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Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 17:30

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Looking forward to flying with you guys. I'll try to keep the main rotor on the blue side and the skids on the green.
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Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 17:40

(A/229) DC wrote:I took a Cobra flight this spring at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland FL.  Was there a chance that I met you?

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No I missed Sun n Fun  this year. But we will be in Lakeland the weekend of Oct30, Stuart Fl on Nov4th, back to Lakeland Nov 10th, then back home to Alabama. All of these dates are ride events.
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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 19:03

Welcome to the 229th Tom...I look forward to flying with you.
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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Fri 26 Aug 2016, 21:52

Welcome in Tom, ive given you a "WOC Sig", but hopefully its temporary for you, great to have another soldier amongst us. Your certainly welcome to fly with C Coy as well. Hope you dont mind but i took the liberty of finding and sticking on your Comanchero Avatar. If you want to change anything let me know.
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Post by (A/229) Chic on Sat 27 Aug 2016, 02:15

Welcome in My Man. Looks like you'll be up to speed in no time.

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Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 20:44

Request permission to navigate in TeamSpeak. Not allowed to change channels.
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Re: Sir! Candidate Comanchero86 Requests Assignment!

Post by (H/229) Skeeter on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 21:15

cheers
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