This page is dedicated to the pilots who put their lives on the line to train us as Army pilots.

Flight instructors would serve the Army from the beginning of aviation to now and forever.  They would serve in flight schools and in all units that have aircraft in their TO&E (inventory).

For the flight schools they would be military or civilian and taught at Camp Gary, Camp (Fort) Wolters, Fort Sill, Camp (Fort) Rucker and Hunter Army Airfield at Fort Stewart.  Today most Aviation training is accomplished at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Flight Instructors would teach the ground schools as well as the flying.  They would teach us the basics of how to preflight our aircraft. how to taxi, or hover, and how to take off and land and all of the different phases of flight to include instruments.

Table of Contents of the Standardization of Helicopter Maneuvers for

UH-1 A, B, C, D, & H MOI (Method of Instruction)

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Here are examples of the grade slips that were used by the Instructors.

The following list is just the beginning of the instructors that showed us the way. 

Also, here is the link to a list of TAC Officers and other WOC Company personnel.

If you flew as an instructor, please let us know.

Please email us the name of the instructor and location, phase and dates.

 

Rotary Wing Instructors
Instructors name Civ/Mil Post Airfield Phase Flight Year Aircraft
             
Acton, Dennis CW2 Wolters Dempsey P-2 - Bravo Division Outlaw 67/69 OH23,TH55A
Alvarado, Tony CW2 Wolters     Flt B-1 71/72  
Artola, Herb CPT Rucker Lowe Contact & Tactics   73 Huey
Atkinson CW2 Wolters Dempsey Phase II   68 OH-23
Baker, Bob CPT Rucker Lowe Tactics   70/71 Huey
Baker, Bob MAJ Rucker Lowe Tactics/MOI   77-79 Huey
Barnes, James CPT Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Billmand, Barry   Rucker Lowe Tactics - Tac 1   66-69 Huey
Blackburn, Robert (Blacky) CIV Wolters   Primary   67-76 TH55A
Branch, Wayne CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Burns, Raymond (Charlie)   Wolters   assistant Instructor Ground School    
Campbell, Kevin   Rucker   Instruments   77-83  
Carreras, Luis CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Carroll, Michael E. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Carver LTC Wolters   Flt Cmdr Flt B-4 66-67  
Casedy, Larry D. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Castro CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Christensen, Dean H. CW2 Wolters     Flt B-4 66-67  
Clark, Gerald E. 1LT Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Clifford, Jr. John CW2 Wolters Dempsey P-2 - Bravo Division Outlaw 67/69 OH23,TH55A
Cline, Robert E. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Clouse, George T.C. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Coker, Terry J. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Colburn, Jarvis CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Cook, Lawrence P. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Cooke, Walter D.   Rucker       69/70  
Coomes, John C. 1LT Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Corbin, Ron CW2 Wolters Dempsey   Flt A-15 68 TH-55A
Cortner, Bob CPT Stewart       69-70 Mohawk
Coss, Stan CW2/1LT Rucker Lowe Tactics   66-69 Huey
Cozine, James A. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Curry, A.E.   Rucker Hanchey Contact   68 Huey
Dawson, Robert CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Deforest, James E. CW2 Wolters Downing     69-71 TH55A
Dekau, Gary CPT Rucker/Hunter Lowe I MOI Flt. F 71-73 Huey
Dennis, Robert E CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Dicresce, Thomas A. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Diment, Robert DAC Wolters all ME Branch   65 H-23
Drozs, Mel 1LT Wolters       67/68 TH-55A
Dulay, Andrew CW2 Rucker Hanchey CH-47   68-70 CH-47
Dunn. Carle E. CPT Rucker Hanchey CH-47   68/69 CH-47
Dykes, Thomas R. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Eastes, Pat CW2 Wolters       69/70  
Etzweiler, Harry L. DAC Wolters   Primary P1 71  
Everhart, Tom CPT Rucker Knox Contact Yankee Flt Cmndr 69-71 Huey
Flanagan, John CW2 Wolters       May68/69 TH-55A
Freeouf, John L. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Frye, Ronald C. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Gould, P.S. CIV Rucker Shell Advanced Instruments   68 TH-13T
Gregory. S.A. CIV Rucker Shell Advanced Instruments   68 Huey
Hale, Dick MAJ Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Haring, Chad CW2 Wolters   Primary   Nov67-Nov68  
Hart, Sterling CW2 Rucker Hanchey Inst. & M.O.I.   69/70 TH-13T/Huey
Hayworth, Loran A. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Helm, P. CW2 Rucker       70 Huey
Helmke, Norman CW2 Wolters   Primary   69/70 TH55A
Henderson, Paul T. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Hess, Carl L. DAC Rucker Carins Instruments   1982-2005 Huey
Hess, Carl L. CW4 Rucker Carins Instruments   72 Huey
Hess, Carl L. CW2 Rucker Hanchey Tac Instruments   65 - 67 TH-13T/Huey
Holbrock, Paul R. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Horton, Ramsey Sr. CIV Wolters   A Director   50s-60  
Hougland, William CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Hudson, Mike   Hunter       69-71 Huey
Johnson, JJ CPT Wolters       70  
Jones, Bryon B. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Keller, Anthony E. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Keller, John CW2 Hunter & Rucker   Instruments Instrument Division A 67-69 Huey & TH13T
Kernagis, Anthony CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Key, Tim DAC Wolters       66-71 TH-55A
Klesen, Joseph L. 1LT Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Koehler, William T. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Kolovich, Ken CPT Wolters   Flight Commander   67-69  
Kopriva, Paul J. CW2 Rucker Lowe Tac X   67-69 Huey
Kopriva, Paul J. CW2 Rucker DOMT Platform Instruc   70-71  
Kopriva, Paul J. CW3 Rucker DGFS Platform Instruc   88-89  
Kopriva, Paul J. CW4 Rucker Hanchy Transition   93-94 AH-1F
Kretschman, Dirk CW2 Rucker Hanchy Advanced Instruments   68-69 TH-13T
Kretschman, Dirk Civilian Rucker Hanchy Primary   74 TH-55A
LaDue, John CW2 Wolters   Primary   68-69 TH55A
Landrum, Richard   Rucker Hanchey   Tac Instruments 66/67 TH-13T
Lee, Charles MAJ Wolters     platform instructor 70-71  
Lee, Robert Douglas CW2 Wolters Downing     66-68 OH23 & TH55A
Lezynski, Edward J. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Loop, W CW2 Rucker       70 Huey
Loughridge, Bruce CW2 Wolters       70  
Luna, Richard CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Mallow, Sherod E. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Marsh, James CW2 Rucker       71/72 Huey
Martin, Michael L. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Marton, Larry CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
McClintock, Robert CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
McKenna, John F. WO1 Wolters Dempsey   B-13 Sep67/Sep68 OH13 & OH23
Melo, Michael, J. 1LT Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Melton, Gary L. CW2 Wolters Dempsey P-2 Standardization A-16 Lucky Sep69/Jan71  
Messett, Timothy L. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Metz, R.E. DAC Rucker Hanchey Basic Instruments   68 TH-13T
Miller, Robert A. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Mitchell, Robert (Bob) W. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Mitchell, T CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Moore, Rod C. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Morrissey, Jack CW2 Rucker Lowe Tactics   69/70 Huey
Morton, Maurice B. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Moss, Dudley, D. DAC Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Murray, Arthur W. DAC Rucker       Oct73/Oct74  
Newcomer, Ronald A. CPT Rucker Lowe Tactical Instruments   Oct67/Aug68 Huey
Olah, Alfred P.   Rucker       83 Huey
Owens, Marvin A. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Parham, Regina K.   Rucker   Instruments   83-88  
Perry, W.E. DAC Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Pestel, Terrance R. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Pinkston, Steve B. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Plucinski, E. CW2 Rucker       70 Huey
Polliard, James CPT Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Popplewell DAC Wolters Main Primary   68 OH-23
Porter, Bruce E. CPT Wolters   Primary   70-72 TH-55A
Potts, Ronald J CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Price, C.D. DAC Wolters Downing     68 TH-55A
Rafferty, Gerry Jr. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Richey, Roger CW3 Rucker       60s-70s Huey
Roberts, William (Bill) CW2 Rucker       68/69 Huey
Rogers, John W. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Ropke, Lanny officer Rucker Knox Contact   69/70 Huey
Rowbottom, Thomas CW2 Rucker       70/71  
Shawks, J.W.   Rucker Hanchey Contact   68 Huey
Shay, David J. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Sieckenius   Rucker Hanchey Basic Instruments   68 TH-13T
Smith, Douglas CPT Wolters     B-13 & B-2 70/71  
Smith, Martin E. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Spivack, Joel S. Maj Rucker Knox Contact   70/71 Huey
Stanley, W. CW2 Rucker       70/71 Huey
Stewart, Daniel W. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Stitt, Harold 1LT Wolters Dempsey P-2 B-4 68-70 OH23/TH55A
Sullivan, David W. CW2 Wolters       68/69  
Sword, David G. CW2 Wolters       68/69  
Tasker, Larry DAC Wolters   Primary   69 TH-55A
Thalmann, Robert E. DAC Wolters     B Branch 67-69 OH23,OH-13
Thomas, Douglas, W. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt I - Eliminator 70/71 Huey
Thomas, James R. CPT Rucker       67/68 Huey
Thomas, James R. MAJ Hunter       67/68 Cobra
Thomas, Rudolph R. CW2 Wolters Dempsey        
Thomas, Rudolph R. CW4 Rucker Lowe Contact Flt Cdmdr   Huey
Thomason, James 1LT Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Thompson, Jimmy CW2 Wolters       71 - 73  
Thurmon, Bill   Wolters     B Branch 67-69 OH23,OH-13
Tillson, Steven CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Varney, Ernest (Sam)   Hunter   Tactical   68 Huey
Virgne, James E. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Warns, Bob CW4 Wolters       til 72 All
Warren, William (Bill) E.   Rucker       60's  
Weeks, Wayne H. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt IV - Setback 70/71 Huey
Wells, Mike   Wolters       66-68  
Wells,, Marvin CIV Wolters       66-72  
Westbrook, Lee CW2 Wolters   PII   69/70 TH-55A
Westerman, George SGT Rucker   Maintenance Classes   60s  
Wilkerson, Timothy E. CW2 Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Wilkerson, William   Rucker Hanchey Tactical Instruments   66/67  
Willis, Bill   Hunter   Contact/MOI/Standardization 69-71 Huey
Wilson, Jerry CW2 Wolters Downing   C5   TH55A
Wilson, Timothy J. 1LT Rucker Knox Contact Flt II - Bust'Em 70/71 Huey
Worchester, Wesley A. CPT Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Wright, Harold P. DAC Rucker Hanchey Basic Instruments   68 TH-13T
Yamashita, Roy CPT Wolters   PII   69/70 TH-55A
Yeager, Alen D. DAC Rucker Knox Contact Flt III - Recycle 70/71 Huey
Youngblood, Homer DAC Wolters   Primary   69 OH-13
 
Fixed Wing Instructors
Instructors name Civ/Mil Post Airfield Phase Flight Year Aircraft
               
Cortner, Bob CPT Hunter     Fixed Wing 69-70 Mohawk
Landrum, Richard   Rucker Cairns   Fixed Wing 68 T-42
Medley, Don CW4 Rucker   0-1 Tactics Fixed Wing Tactics 67/68 0-1
Wright, James DAC Stewart     Fixed Wing 1952-82 T-42
Wright, James DAC Rucker     Fixed Wing 1952-82 T-42

 


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