Monday, August 3, 2015

Sea Knight logs final flight

For more than 25 years Marines have flown into battle the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. On Aug. 1, the Corps made its final flight in a Sea Knight during a ceremony outside Washington D.C.. An aircrew with the reserve Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 made the final flight. The MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has replaced the Sea Knight. (Source: Time-Picayune 08/02/15) Gulf Coast note: HHM 774 is a unit under Marine Air Group 49 and the parent command of reserve Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Detachment A, at Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse, La.