Wednesday, March 30, 2011

He's a Hooker


Sam is DONE with flight school! He finished classes and is now just getting ready to move to Germany. He has a to-do list a mile long, but he is getting everything set. He graduates on April 7th... and we cannot wait for that day. After a year and a half of school, tests, stress, etc. he is so stoked.

So, he flies the sickest helicopter ever and the pilots of these crazy big things are affectionately known as "Hookers." This is because they hook up sling loads and can carry all sorts of things.




They are BIG! They can carry up to 50,ooo lbs!


Sam is in the pilot seat of that one.. they are about to take off.


One day I snuck out to the flight line so I could watch Sam fly. Here they are taking off!

Sam is flying the right of the two chinooks. I LOVE watching him fly.

They can fly up to 170 Knots... That's 200 miles per hour!




Needless to say sam LOVES his job!! And I am so PROUD of him!

2 comments:

  1. Sweet! Congrats to Sam for his Hooker status!

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  2. yay! congrats sam! so excited for all your new adventures to come!

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