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The Spirit of the Huey is Creedence Clearwater Revival

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The Spirit of the Huey is Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by (A/229) Bearfoot on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 6:18

So, been away from the stick and this site for a LONG time, due to work concerns. Just hopped in behind the bird (virtually), and, wow! It *IS* a perishable skill. Before I was generally able to do a pick-up and hover without too much of a sweat, and coming in for a landing in the middle of a pad was no big thang. Now ... well, let's just say I reckon I am six months behind from where I left off six months ago!

Anyway, to get back in the swing of things, I found some videos of Huey's in action that I want to share with all of you.

The Huey was built for Creedence Clearwater Revival, and vice versa, IMHO.

Yes, I know, I know: Apocalypse Now, Wagner, Ride of the Valkryies and all that.

But to me, CCR is THE definitive Huey music.

So, here, without any further ado, is some GREAT footage of Huey's in action to the tune of CCR:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ7lHjF9VL4
   

That column of Huey's with rotors spinning, just about to kick-off one-by-one should get anyone's blood going!

Here's some more in the same vein:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAUe0GJqG18
   

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7qkQewyubs
   

And, on a less musical but much more informative note, here are a couple of presentations by a 229th pilot, narrating some footage:

   "229th Assault Helicopter Battalion Vietnam The Way It Was Part 2"
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3wDks0aBmw
   


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Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 9:50

I'm from that era and I agree with you wholeheartedly. CCR, Steppenwolf, Hendrix's "Machine Gun" all are definitive to me. I always thought "Flight of the Valkyries" was pretty cheesy.
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Post by (A/229) Chic on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 15:04

Gents, I'm using an old mod that makes CCR's Fortunate Son the default DCS Huey sound track. Still gives me goosebumps.  

 Mod also allows you to customize your DCS background pic.  It's on the TS File Browser.

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Post by (D/229) Gizzy on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 17:50

Nice, thanks lads... recalls memories of CCR blasting out in the cellar clubs of Germany (BAOR in 69/70, ...

I didn't realise there were that many old blokes here, or maybe some are retrograde in music fashion..

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Post by (A/229) Bearfoot on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 6:45

(D/229) Gizzy wrote:Nice, thanks lads... recalls memories of CCR blasting out in the cellar clubs of Germany (BAOR in 69/70, ...

I didn't realise there were that many old blokes here, or maybe some are retrograde in music fashion..  

Ha, I'm definitely on your side of the hill, but a little further behind: '72 vintage, so born the same year CCR broke up Sad

But the good stuff is timeless ...

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Post by (A/229) Skeeter on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 7:39

Born in 75 here but I know quality music when I hear it.

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Post by (A/229) Chic on Sun 8 Jan 2017 - 3:55

Perspective.  In high school I was cruising in a dying 61 Buick groovin to CCR on an 8Track player!!

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