Jim Hathcoat's Photos


Fini Flight 5
Bucky's Flight Mechanic is also treated to an end-of-tour dousing, Cam Ranh flight Line, June 1971.  I'm sorry I can't remember the name of this highly respected Master Sergeant.  Everyone hated to see him leave but was glad he was able to turn in his short-timer's ribbon.  Experienced (notice I didn't say old), flight mechanics such as this gentleman were a godsend to all of us young lieutenants. Not only did they provide critically essential round-engine airplane advice and knowledge to the operation, but a lot of their suggestions were timely and most welcomed in keeping all of us out of trouble.


27 May 2001 10:46 PM