Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

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Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

Postby Dyna-Soar » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:34 am

I just got word from facebook. I'll try to get some pictures this weekend.
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Re: Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

Postby p51 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:42 pm

So, it's actually there now?
Not a fan of Chinooks, let's just say I have two fewer landing in them than I have takeoffs. Long stories, each, one involved a parachute and the other involved a rear rotor coming apart. Hilarity did not ensue in either case... 8O
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Re: Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

Postby Dyna-Soar » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:58 pm

Photos, as promised
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Re: Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

Postby Steve » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:17 am

When was this added to the park?
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Re: Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

Postby Dyna-Soar » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:18 pm

It was added in late January of this year.
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Re: Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

Postby p51 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:39 pm

It's a shame they can't open up the back of it and have it indoors. That's really the most impressive aspect of a Chinook, being inside it and realizing how much stuff can really fit inside it.
Besides, one of the worst things you can do with a helicopter is to leave it sitting outside. You only have to see the 'stuffed and mounted' choppers at various military museums to see what I mean there...
the USMC museum has an amazing transition in their Vietnam display area, you walk through the back half of a real Chinook, down the ramp and right into a full sized diorama the fire base at Khe Sanh: http://www.xenophon-mil.org/milhist/marinemuseum/p1030484s.htm
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Re: Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

Postby Steve » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:55 pm

Thanks for updating, I knew it was not there in December 2013, when I was there. Yes I agree, it would be great inside. Maybe that could be a goal in the future to save it from the elements.
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Re: Ch-47 Chinook added to Rocket Park

Postby Steve » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:31 pm

I saw this today, I agree with Lee it would be great open the bird up see to see her. Location is behind the moon surface area. :lol:
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