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Meet a Rotorcraft Pro – Gary Young

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GY: I do remember my first flight! I was eight years old when my uncle flew my mom and me from New Mexico to our home in Texas. It was a bit cramped in that J-3 Cub, but I can still see the view from the cockpit today. I had two uncles with J-3 cubs, so I think they spilled avgas in my veins. My first helicopter flight was in a Bell model 47 at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington, Texas—and that was the hook that could only be satisfied by learning to fly! [Read More...]

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Rotorcraft Pioneers Part IV, Arthur M. Young - The Genius Behind Bell Helicopters

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