One of my roommates during jump school at Fort Benning, summer of 1987, was a helicopter mechanic from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), also known as the Night Stalkers.
In reply to the old canard, "Why would anybody want to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft?" he would shoot back,
"Listen, I'm an aviation mechanic and I'm here to tell you that there isn't any such thing as a perfectly good aircraft!"
Airborne, all the way!
Catholic Beer Drinkers on Facebook
2 years ago