The Trailer was Bought new in Tn , but was made for the south , so when we moved it to my next Duty Station in Virginia , we had sort of an issue with the weather there , the Snow and Sleet were rather rough on any home , and even more so for us in my little trailer! Just 2 Bedrooms for me and Christopher , and 1 small bathroom , so it was rather cramped! Moving to a new city is a challenge for sure , but Moving there with your home makes the change a bit easier?(Though the government requires lots of permits and taxes , they may pay for the move , but had me pay in other ways !) Living in a trailer park that was used to residents boarding up when they were gone for a long time was a plus for me , so my neighbors all kept an eye on my place when I was deployed..
More to come…
My first “real” Helicopter after several months of training , was the Seasprite H-2 , The engine cowlings / covers were just light enough to protect the engines , and opened upward so we had to balance (Which was even more of a challenge when we were at sea , but thats a whole different blog…!) We had to leave our tool boxes on the ground! The Cowlings were not strong enough to stand on , so most other helicopters could support maintenance folks , and their tool boxes on the engine cowlings , to work on the engine. Most electrical components were in and around the turbo jet shaft engines, so we had to wait for them to cool down after flight.
The H-2 was used @ Sea as a submarine hunter , and various other missions , usually on a smaller ship , and closer to the ocean , so salt spray was very corrosive to the aircraft.
This is a true story , not some April fools joke! After basic training , I went to N.A.T.T.C. (Naval Air Technical Training Command)Millington Tennessee @NAS Memphis to learn the basics as an Aviation Electrician in 1983. Several years later I was sent there for an advanced avionics school , and after the 9 week course was complete , I got orders to the basic AE school as an instuctor on the same base , the 2 Years there were great , And I later served with 2 of the Unnamed(to protect their ID, and prevent any law suits?) sailors in my class , so what better way to evaluate just how well I taught them. Not only did they both work at the same squadron , But both of them went to the middle east with me too , so even the vast world can be even small too?