A beautiful young lady approached us this week asking if she could do a photo shoot at H-34 Charlie.
She has invented an easy-to-use concealed-carry holster for women (and men, too).
Of course we agreed.
How could we not?
Here are some pictures from the photo shoot with smashingly beautiful Kristina:
The concealed - carry holster she created.
For those of you who want to buy your sweetie something unique for a birthday or
Christmas present, take a look at this: (soon to be available in several colors.
Captain Bill Collier, who writes this blog, adopted H-34 Charlie in early 2011 when he learned that the old hulk was about to be shredded if no one adopted it. He rallied his friends at Vietnam Veterans Chapter 890, Sandpoint, Idaho, and they unanimously agreed to support Bill's effort to save the old beastie. it will never fly again, but they tow it through town for the 4th of July Parade and other functions. If you want to know more and see pictures, see previous posts.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the cause, donations are always appreciated. Send a check to Vietnam Veterans of America, Charlie project, P O Box 2014, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Captain Collier flew about 7,000 hours in helicopters over 32 years. A majority of his flight time was in H-34s. flew more than 40 different models of helicopter. That is if you count the H-34 C, D, G, J, and T models as different models. He also flew UH-1s, the H, N, Super Huey, Cobra, and several other versions of the Huey. He flew several versions of the Jet Ranger, including one cobbed together from various models know as the "Jet Stranger."
He also flew Hiller 1100s, and flew the French-built Alouette III on Forest Service contracts in California.
Capt. Collier has written two books about his flying experiences. The first one is:
And the second one is about his experience flying helicopters in Laos for Air America, the air force of the CIA:
If you buy his books, he sincerely requests that you go to amazon and write him a review.