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Knight Knight
updated: Feb 01, 2013, 12:09 PM

By John Wiley

After hearing an aircraft call ATC with the word "night" in the name, I saw these two helicopters flying in formation along the coast past Montecito toward Point Mugu. I looked them up on wiki just now and found out they're probably USMC Sea Knight transport helicopters. I'd seen them earlier landing at SBA from the North, so I guess they'd been doing exercises and stopped in for R&R (rest and refueling).

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 MACPUZL agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 12:34 PM

And even the newest CH-46 dates to 1971, so the maintenance guys are probably real busy after each flight.

 

 COMMENT 369946 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 12:53 PM

If you heard the "night" in the callsign, it was probably "Knightrider," HMMT-164 out of MCAS Camp Pendleton. It's a training squadron for the CH-46E.

 

 COMMENT 369964P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 01:44 PM

Semper Fi!

 

 COMMENT 370009 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 03:12 PM

Aren't those big fans on top supposed to be spinning?
The pilots must be sweating! :-D

 

 COMMENT 370286 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 03:08 PM

Resting and refueling...at the Elephant Bar. Who says the jarheads can't learn anything from the swabbies?

 

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