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Hayden Young

Operations Director Allow me to introduce myself! I'm Hayden, 19, and I've been an addict for 7 years! Currently I hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating, and an Advanced/Instrument Rated Ground Instructor Certificate.I started flying in 2009 at one of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky's summer-camps. Went from there to C.A.P., then to a local high-school. After joining my current school I soloed in just 6.7 hours, and earned my Private at 17, and 40 hours. I have been incredibly lucky in all this and have so many great people to thank, but that might be a story for another day!I would say I owe a lot of my success to the time spent on the simulator. My sim flying is mainly freelance, though I have had some tours managing VAs and a very successful career in ARTCC management at ZID and ZTL on VATSIM.As of right now, my life is at the airport. The freedom of flight is what keeps me coming back. I can go where I wish, keeping a one ton, 150 mph vehicle under control in busy complex airspace. Descending back into the base at the end of a smooth trip is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. (Second only to descending into base after a not-so-smooth trip!)

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The year was 1962, we were doing The Twist, and the world was watching as President Kennedy lead the United States in the worsening Vietnam war. The Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, KY took delivery of what was then designated as the HU-1A. This Bell turbine-single engine helicopter was meant for evaluation only. Despite this, the Army quickly re-designated it the UH-1A and deployed nearly 7,000 to Vietnam.

Of course, we now know them as the ‘Huey’ (a nickname from the original HU designation) family of helicopters. The Huey defined helicopter for most people, known for the distinctive thumping noise made by the rotor disk. Unfortunately, the Huey has gained infamy as a symbol of US involvement in southeast Asia. Young men with very little training flew the platform into battles supporting ground troops and giving ‘magic carpet rides’. This often lead to disastrous results. The combined armed forces, and Air America, lost over 5,000 of the aircraft.

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