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11-May-15 Bell AH-1W South Gate, US-California

Emergency landing Monday in the bed of the Los Angeles River near South Gate due to electrical problem.  No injuries to 2 POB or damage to the helicopter.  Military registration not known, but carries squadron code 423 by the nose

11-May-15

Purple Foxes retire last ‘Phrog’

Purple Foxes retire last ‘Phrog’

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364 made their final flight from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 29. The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group storage site at Davis-Monthan Field, also known as the boneyard, was established in 1946 and houses the… Read more »

Source: USMC, 10-Nov-14

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HMMT-164 Knight Riders celebrate 50 years

HMMT-164 Knight Riders celebrate 50 years

Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their squadron and the Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 1, 2014. The Sea Knight was first purchased by the Marine Corps in 1964 and was… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 03-Jul-14

Christie to supply projection systems for USMC AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer

Christie to supply projection systems for USMC AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer

Christie® today announced that Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) awarded Christie the contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with projection systems consisting of 12 Christie Matrix StIM™ WQ 1-chip DLP® solid state LED projectors for AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer (WST) Device 2F136A upgrades. Six display system projectors will be installed at Marine Corps Base Camp… Read more »

Source: Christie, 04-Dec-13

Weston Solutions awarded $6.5M for MV-22 fuel facility at MCAS Camp Pendleton

Weston Solutions awarded $6.5M for MV-22 fuel facility at MCAS Camp Pendleton

Weston Solutions Inc., West Chester, Pa., is being awarded $6,576,624 for firm-fixed-price task order FZ01 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62583-09-D-0131) for design and construction of an MV-22 Aviation Fuel Storage Facility at Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton. The work to be performed provides for expansion of the existing fuel storage… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Nov-13

The last eight crew chiefs graduate on CH-46 Sea Knight

The last eight crew chiefs graduate on CH-46 Sea Knight

The last eight crew chiefs to earn their flight designations in the CH-46 Sea Knight graduated aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 20. Marines and families watched as four Sea Knights carrying these historical flight aids landed on the flight line and exited the aircraft to graduate and earn their wings. “We… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 26-Feb-13

Barnhart-Balfour Beatty awarded $35M contract for MV-22 hangar at MCAS Camp Pendleton

Barnhart-Balfour Beatty awarded $35M contract for MV-22 hangar at MCAS Camp Pendleton

Barnhart-Balfour Beatty, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded firm-fixed-price task order 0004 at $35,497,794 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-10-D-5407) for the replacement of an existing double hangar.  This consists of the demolition of the existing hangar and construction of a new two bay hangar to accommodate MV-22 aircraft with adequate… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jul-12

Pave-Tech awarded $8M task order for MV-22 project at MCAS Camp Pendleton

Pave-Tech awarded $8M task order for MV-22 project at MCAS Camp Pendleton

Pave-Tech Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $8,344,795 for firm-fixed-price task order #0012 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-09-D-1605) for the design and construction of MV- 22 Aviation Pavement Project at Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  The work to be performed provides for the design, construction, and rehabilitation of aircraft… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Jul-12

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UH-1Y crew chief awarded for seat design

UH-1Y crew chief awarded for seat design

Sgt. Zachary Lucas, a UH-1Y crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, was recognized for his technical innovation with a $5,000 check Aug. 19 at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton. Lucas, 26, from St. Louis, Mo., was awarded with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a check for Department of… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 26-Aug-11

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HMLA-469 receives its first UH-1Ys at MCAS Camp Pendleton

HMLA-469 receives its first UH-1Ys at MCAS Camp Pendleton

The last Marine Light Attack Helicopter squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, HMLA 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, received its first UH-1Y helicopter April 1, as part of the Marine Corps’ H-1 upgrade program. The upgrade will allow HMLA 469 to more effectively execute its mission of providing offensive… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 15-Apr-11

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