unit history information
for 61 AHC

For date 680831

61 AHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Binh Dinh Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, LZ ENGLISH
Description: The 61st AHC unit history reported construction began on a new heliport at LZ English to replace the existing one which had become outdated. The new facility was planned to be a permanent heliport providing capability for protecting 24 aircraft in revetments constructed to conform with MACV standards. A mini-port designed for quick refueling and an 880 foot runway were also incorporated in the plans to add more efficiency to the complex. The heliport was scheduled to become fuly operational by Nov. The training program which started during June continued on schedule. Aviator and crew member training continued to occupy the unit IP's. In country orientations and 90 day standardization rides were given to all aviators. Whenever possible these check rides were given in conjunction with operational missions to provide maximum practical application to the training.

The source for this information was 61 AHC History 1 Jan - 31 Dec 68 by 1LT Steven A. Helm

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