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By Don Bliss, Casper Pilot
Casper Platoon Commander Back In The Saddle
PALMYRA, PA (2007) -
While visiting son, Rusty, and his family in the summer of 2007, he said he had a deal lined up for me with that friend, Jimmy Fordham, in Monroe, LA. to fly his R-
When I got back home, I checked my flight log and discovered I had not flown a rotary wing since December 5,1968 in Vietnam. That meant 38 1/2 years. Just like riding a bicycle. I am currently flying a Cessna 172 from our local airport about once a month and loving every minute of it. At 76 years old I am very thankful to still have the health and skills necessary to fly. ONLY FIELD GRADE WEATHER. I am sure you know what that means. Once in awhile I take a X-
I have another of my four sons that flies the Boeing 767 for Delta out of JFK. Mostly across the Atlantic to anywhere from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa (where he spent Thanksgiving). He gets to spend Christmas in Istanbul, Turkey.
Don Bliss, aka Original Casper 6
Don was Caspers first Commanding Officer and formed Casper Platoon in Okinawa, Japan in 1963. He later became Brigade Aviation Officer in Bien Hoa in 1965.
Don Bliss: ARMERLEC@aol.com
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