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Posted by Boneswamped | Aug 12, 2013 @ 03:20 AM | 1,914 Views
Hello all,

I've been away from the forum, and the Hobby for a while as a result of the previous post in my blog. I'm happy to say I'm back home for good now! No more combat flying for me, I've had enough. It's great to see all the old names still hanging around.

I will be getting back into the hobby and try to be as active as I previously was. I have a few projects that have been on hold for a LONG time, and I intend to get them in the air and share with you guys. Stay tuned.

I've taken a new job flying EMS for Air Evac Lifeteam. I'm enjoying the job very much. I didn't know you could actually SAVE lives with a helicopter, Hmm that's a change. I have a great schedule now, week on week off. That should allow for some decent RC time.

Best Regards,
Mike
Posted by Boneswamped | Nov 08, 2011 @ 01:56 PM | 2,680 Views
Well, I finally retired from the U.S. Army. On 31 Oct 2011, I became a civilian again for the first time in 22 1/2 years. I don't have a single regret from my military service. I'm honored to have been able to serve my Country, and my fellow Soldiers.

I'm starting a new job this month flying a new aircraft that I've never seen in person as of yet. I'll be away for 90 days or so at a time.

I will be out of the net for the most part, but certainly not out of the RC hobby. Quite the opposite actually, the new job will allow me to have more playtime, and cash to support my interests.

All of you guys on the forum stay in touch, be safe, and enjoy the hobby for me while I'm away.

Best Regards,
-Mike
Posted by Boneswamped | May 09, 2010 @ 01:13 AM | 4,123 Views
I'm posting links to a few of the builds I've done on R/C groups. I wish I had a log for everything I've built over the years, but there was no internet when I started.

Flying Balsa "Scout":http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1419676

Pitcairn PCA-2:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post15056911

RPG Autogyro:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024517

AcoA Kellett modification:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1199070

WNF 342 Doblehoff:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1215460

Profile Kellett:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1117672

Pogo VTOL:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1170071

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Posted by Boneswamped | Feb 21, 2010 @ 06:34 PM | 5,191 Views
Here's a little about my aviation background:
I've been flying full scale since I was 16 years old, and started with gliders and fixed wing. I have both fixed wing, and helicopter commercial and instrument ratings.
In my military career I've been rated in the UH-1, OH-58A, OH-58C, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, and the LUH-72 Lakota. I'm a maintenance test pilot, and an Instructor pilot. Here's a few pics of some of the full scale aircraft I fly in the military. I have been in the U.S. Army for almost 22 years now, and I'm looking forward to retirement. I would much rather fly R/C.

Civilian and foriegn military helicopters I have flown include: R-22, Jet Ranger, Skycrane, Bo-105, Gazelle, Lynx, and Mi-2.

Fixed wing aircraft I don't have very many photos, but the list includes: Schwiezer gliders, many variants of the Cessna single engine series, Pitts S-2, Stearman, Cub, Rutan Long E-Z,and a king air 100.

My aviation education aside from flight training includes aviation management, and aerodynamics.
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