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Pat Glass, e-mail, 18.10.2020 04:40

Helicopters fly at a constant rotor rpm, so "full power" is really meaningless. The Chinook flies at 230 rotor rpm.

i flew Hooks for the First Cav in Vietnam and for years thereafter.


Ken Durham, e-mail, 16.12.2016 23:14

Someone asked the rotor RPM I remember it being 130 rpm, I was in the 271st aviation in Can Tho Viet Nam, we had A & B models.


George Willis, e-mail, 10.11.2016 01:00

I was flight engineer on a C model with the 213th ASH our base was PHU LOI we were called Black Cats i am pretty sure i got about 800 hours flight time one of the best years of my life.


Joey G. Technical Recruiter, e-mail, 22.09.2016 00:11

I'm currently looking to hire a quality inspector for the CH47. Specifically someone who has held the CH47 MRB Authority. If that's you. Contact me!


Harold Stanford, e-mail, 03.07.2016 00:24

I flew the ch47 in Viet Nam with the Muleskinners and the Geronimos. Got type rated in the states but never flew commercial. Best AC ever.


harry pappas, e-mail, 30.06.2016 16:01

anybody worked at boeing vertol with my dad pete pappas email me


Steve, e-mail, 15.05.2016 17:56

What is the rpm of the rotors at full power?
Have not been able to find.


Steve, e-mail, 15.05.2016 17:54

What is the rpm of the rotors at full power?
Have not been able to find.


Mike, e-mail, 22.04.2016 22:11

Anyone know who makes the hooks? Boeing? Is there a model number if known for the center/mid hook ?


Jim Hertsch, e-mail, 04.08.2015 13:33

Hey Hillclimber, Rich Swenson. I was a Hillclimber in '70-71; still am. Do you go to the reunions?
Technical point: Fore and aft cyclic in Chinook is really differential collective pitch in the two rotor systems with a bit of cyclic automatically added (speed trim) as the machine accelerates thru 80(?) knots.


tyler miles, e-mail, 09.06.2014 17:04

i like boeing ch-47 chinook!


NEKOOEI M, e-mail, 08.08.2013 18:25

hello there I have flown 34 years with CH47 chinook helicopter .she is so strang.


harrypappas, e-mail, 08.07.2013 14:57

george t did you work with pete pappas boeing going let me know harry pappas


Larry Kushniruk, e-mail, 06.03.2013 23:46

Anyone out there who can be hired who has current expertise to evalute several CH-47's we plan to bring to the market for sale ? [ circa 1990-1992 in AGE ] - please email me at canga@shaw.ca if so, as I would not regularly be monitoring this site. Thanks.


harry pappas, e-mail, 15.11.2012 21:39

hi any buddy worked with my dad pete on the 347 chinook email me thx harry boeing going


jorge castiblanco, e-mail, 06.09.2012 20:14

es el helicoptero favorito de los niņos lastima que la fuerza aerea de mi pais no lo posea junto con el mil mi 26 y el mil mi 35 son los helicopteros de mayor potencial desarrollo del mundo


Charles V. Greene, e-mail, 09.08.2012 05:43

There are a couple of former co-workers that I would like to communicate with but I don't know how to find them. Is there an organization? former Boeing Vertol workers 0r the like?


nick, e-mail, 08.08.2012 02:06

I was told there are pictures of older B or A model chinooks with a mirror mounted on the nose of the aircraft, what was that used for?


Arnold "Chris"Christensen, e-mail, 21.12.2011 18:44

I was one of those that took the first Hooks into Vietnam in Sept 65. Crewed 65-13140 from Jan to Aug 66. She could do anything asked of her. Loved the Fat Lady. Back to Nam again in 71 stationed at Air Vietnam where they overhauled and moded B models to C minus models. We inspected after Vietnamese Quality Control and we did the runup checks and then the test flights and accepting back into the Army inventory. Our old A model is still flying as a F model from the last I heard years ago.


Ian, e-mail, 13.09.2011 01:30

Deploying from one of these bad boys with a fully loaded Landrover & trailer slung underneath was a real experience. The best commute I've ever done! The ex-para in my detachment slept throught he whole trip. Should have turned on a red light & watched him try to jump out of the back.


Roger D. Huffaker, e-mail, 02.08.2011 09:45

I transitioned into the CH-47A in March 1966 at Ft. Benning, GA In June 1966 I went from Benning to Vietnam with the 179th ASHC "ShrimpBoats" We were stationed at Plieku and were equipped with 16 CH-47B models. Our primary mission was in support of the artillery. We moved all their 105 Howitzers, personnel and equipment all over the place - and then resupplied them with ammo. Since the Chinook had a rescue hoist we were also involved in quite a few emergency rescue missions. The Chinook was capable of hovering over the 100'+ jungle canopy while making rescue extractions with its hoist. Some of these rescue missions would require several hours of precision hovering over one spot while the extractions were being made.


davidr, e-mail, 15.03.2011 02:57

man, awesome bird! im looking for a hind view of the craft. im workinh on a comic book and its the only view of it i havent found. please e mail me.


lynn neff, e-mail, 11.02.2011 01:53

MOS 67U20 Crew Chief 1968 to 7/4/69 in Nam with Pipesmoke Recovery. Recovered all types of aircraft and a few people - the Chinook can even pick up another Chinook. Even recovered a C 130 after it was cut into several pieces. WOW another world!


lynn neff, e-mail, 11.02.2011 01:51

MOS 67U20 Crew Chief 1968 to 7/4/69 in Nam with Pipesmoke Recovery. Recovered all types of aircraft and a few people - the Chinook can even pick up another Chinook. Even recovered a C 130 after it was cut into several pieces. WOW another world!


Propwinder42, e-mail, 02.12.2010 16:56

I manage a company in California that manufactures all manner of parts for the CH-47 and three other helicopters for the Army. I am still trying to hitch a ride on one. I have visited the Depot in Texas a few times but I have never had the opportunity it get a ride in one. Maybe some day. I have a lot of fun making the parts and supporting our fighting men and women n the U.S.Army with the parts that we manufacture.


Virgil Marlowe, e-mail, 30.10.2010 14:20

I was in 5/38 Arty 64/65 11th Air Assault. ch47 was our prime mover for the 105's and the Battery. Went to Nam 65 with Cav. Jumped out of repelled out of and rode around in this bad boy. Best pilots in the world. U. S. Army/1st.Cav.


AMIR, e-mail, 23.10.2010 11:16

hi, i love very much helicopter chinook 47.
i wanna be pilot chinook 47.


Paul Hoffman, e-mail, 11.07.2010 05:55

As Navy Test pilot, I tested XH-46 (beginning @ Pax River) and then both CH-46/7 housed @ NW end of Phila Intl A/P. The 47 was bigger troop/cargo helo and I later went to Corpus Christi, Tx rebuilding facility to retest early Vietnam damaged 47s. Most damaged then stayed in our States.


Ken, e-mail, 02.06.2010 21:08

Hey Dana Moore,
What is the name of the company you work for?


Mike R, e-mail, 18.04.2010 11:29

3,200 hours in CH-47A, B, and C. Ft. Rucker and RVN. They are sweet and saved my crew and I many times.


dana moore, e-mail, 16.03.2010 01:36

I CURRENTLY FINAL INSPECT THE PYLON FAIRING ASSY. AND SOME DOOR ASSEMBLIES FOR THE COMPANY THAT MANUFACTURES THESE COMPONENTS FOR THE CHINOOK.


samret, e-mail, 14.03.2010 03:21

Can I get specification of all chinook models


paul, e-mail, 01.01.2010 08:02

Stationed at Ft Lewis '76 - '80, got to jump these birds several times. Sweet jump, no airblast and turbulence like the C-130 or 141; just walk off the ramp and go. But the best memory was an airmobile insert for training at Yakima. The Chinook is a big girl, but the pilots were hotrods from the 'Nam and we were doing NOE down the ravines - they had that lady banking into turns so tight at speed that I could see the grass pointing up at me through the window across from my seat. 30+ years later and I'm still grinning just thinking about it.


donnie leach, e-mail, 10.09.2009 18:57

ive been crewing these things since 2001, thru 3 diffrent real world deployments. started my active duty career on 8524330 and ended it on the same acft. ive seen these girls do some awsome things! i dont think there is a better acft in todays militery arsenals that could fullfill the role a chinook better! she has been wonderful.


jwillet, e-mail, 28.03.2009 14:13

my grand father was one of the leading engineers on the project. i'm trying to find information on his role with the development of the helicopter.and all possible information mentioning hiss name. He's passed away now leaving my grandmother, i'm doing it for her.
Please help in any way


Dick Gerard, e-mail, 20.01.2009 23:58

Flew "A" models in Vietnam with the 196th ASHC in 68-69. Got me out of a jam more than once. Later was an instructor pilot in the "A" and "B" model in the multi-engine branch at Ft Rucker Ala. Lots of love and respect for the lady.


CW4 Mike Jones, e-mail, 16.01.2009 06:38

Flew the A, B C and D model Chinook as pilot-in-command for over 24 years. It is a great aircraft. See more about the CH-47 at: web.me.com/hookpilot


Charles V. Greene, e-mail, 24.11.2008 18:07

Hi to all,
I worked building Chinook's 1962-1966 at Morton Pa, first as a mechanical assy mech doing the instellation,fit and function of the rear telescoping ramp loading door and later in QC on hydraulic components. Great experience.


Charles V. Greene, e-mail, 24.11.2008 17:45

Hi to all,
I worked building Chanook's 1962-1966 at Morton Pa, first as a mechalical assy mech doing the instellation,fit and function of the rear telescoping ramp loading door and later in QC on hydraulic components. Great experience.


Dan "Q" Quarberg, e-mail, 15.11.2008 07:05

Best damn aircraft to work or fly with! I worked as a 68B from 89-92.


Richard Swenson, e-mail, 10.11.2008 17:14

I flew the CH-47 as aircraft commander from 1966 to the end of 1967 including one year with the 147th ASH in Viet Nam. We had the primary mission of aircraft recovery (downed helos and fixed wing). We also hauled ammo, supplies and delivered troops to the battlefield. The Chinook was a stable aircraft provided the SAS (Stability augmentation system) was operating properly. Miles of hydraulic tubing made the Chinook susceptible to small arms fire and field maintenance was an ongoing problem. We operated in all types of weather and the bird always brought me home. Thanks for the memories.


Rod, e-mail, 07.11.2008 12:06

This is the coolest helicopter ever built. Its sound is awsome


JIMI, e-mail, 06.11.2008 01:15

crewed on a "hook" in nam 68/69 looking for a decent plastic model kit. this is still one of the coolest helicopters EVER made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Duncan Macmillan, e-mail, 10.10.2008 15:53

Flew & Instructed on RAF Chinook Mk 1,2,2A,& Mk3 from 1982-2006.


fernando nunes, e-mail, 13.05.2008 00:27

the best heli of transport


George T, 04.03.2008 21:31

Worked for the company that built these 1961 to 2001


harry pappas, e-mail, 02.02.2008 19:20

hi my dad peter pappas worked at vertol from 52-82 and do have pics of the plant in that time limit or at millville or wilmington i remenber the 347 fight by wire all system aok thx


harry pappas, e-mail, 02.02.2008 19:19

hi my dad peter pappas worked at vertol from 52-82 and do have pics of the plant in that time limit or at millville or wilmington i remenber the 347 fight by wire all system aok thx


pie, e-mail, 03.06.2007 18:16

i would like to know where i can purchase this aircraft


booooooob, e-mail, 25.04.2007 17:55

this is cool




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