309th Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group

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What a difference a year makes! Late last year, UH-1H, Serial No. 68-16179 was headed for Amarillo, Texas after the Randall County Judge there had spent more than year to negotiate her release. Now fully restored, the helicopter was unveiled over the weekend at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial. Story on this helicopter's journey to preservation here: www.amarillo.com/news/local-news/2016-10-30


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UH-1H 68-16179 readies for a trek from AMARG to Amarillo, Texas on November 20, 2015. The helicopter was unveiled on October 30, 2016 at the Texas Panhandle War Museum. — with Texas Panhandle War Memorial at 309 AMARG.
 

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What a difference a year makes! Late last year, UH-1H, Serial No. 68-16179 was headed for Amarillo, Texas after the Randall County Judge there had spent more than year to negotiate her release. Now fully restored, the helicopter was unveiled over the weekend at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial.

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That's great to hear.

And what a beauty in the boneyard behind her. You don't see those anymore.
 

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After the National Museum of the USAF authorized its transfer, Pueblo-Weisbrod Aircraft Museum in Pueblo, Colo. acquired LiM-5, serial number 1C1303 for display. The museum team collected the aircraft from storage here, along with a LiM-2 and several training missiles, in August 2015 and their restorers began working their magic almost immediately upon arrival. They recently unveiled the restored LiM-5 which is an amazing transformation! - November 18, 2016


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A LiM-5, a Polish-built version of the Soviet-era MiG-17 is moved from storage awaiting a trek to Pueblo-Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Pueblo, Colo. in August 2015. The aircraft was transferred to PWAM by the National Museum of the USAF. — at 309th Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group.


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After an amazing restoration effort, LiM-5 (serial number 1C1303) a Polish-built version of the Soviet-era MiG-17, is now on display at the Pueblo-Weisbrod Aircraft Museum in Pueblo, Colo. A National Museum of the USAF transfer, PWAM acquired it from storage at 309 AMARG in August 2015. — at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum.
 

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May have been "researching the enemy".... you know.... SPYING aka Intell-Gathering.

UH... We could tell you, but then we'd have to kill you.

But if you really must ask.... (sound of round being chambered - - CLICK, RATCHET, CLICK)
Oh, MAN; I'm carrying SO many death sentences here already from asking too many questions.

I think I'll just walk slowly away now from this one. I was never here. I see nothing....:whistle:
 

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NO No no..... I'm saying that by your wily ways you have escaped death by the hair on a droid's chinny chin chin.

Meant that as a compliment of sorts and my no means was I dissing you.

Now back to our aircraft bone yard topic if we may.....

What are some of the more rare birds that might be found out there? Anything experimental that might be hoping for a reprieve from the scrapper and a future berth at a museum or such??
 
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