"Flight Test and Maintenance School"
From Kaman RotorTips June 1962-page 5
(COURTESY OF JOHAN RAGAY)
The first of six H-43B Test Pilot's and Maintenance Flight Technique Schools for selected ARS personnel was held recently at Dow Air Force Base, Maine. Hosts for the event, which was sponsored by the Kaman Aircraft Corp., were members of Det. 42, EARC, at the base. Mr. Ralph R. Lee, Kaman test pilot; and Mr Raymond A. Vokes, a company instructor; conducted the five-day course.
Purpose of the school was to give ARS test pilots and mechanics the latest information on performing functional test flights, what to look for on such a flight in the way of discrepancies; the type information the pilot should pass on to the mechanic to aid in correcting any discrepancies, and similar information which would aid in maintaining the aircraft through a closer relationship between pilot and mechanic.
Among those attending the school were Capt. J. A. Crupper, Loring AFB, Me.; lst Lt. D. E. Stranahan, Dow AFB, Me.; 1st Lt. W. J. Deming, Westover AFB, Mass. ; 2nd Lt. J. T. Connell, Pease AFB, N. H.; 1st Lt. R. L. Merna, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.; Ist Lt. H. G. Caldwell, Dover AFB, Del. ; 1st Lt. N. R. Albee, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.; Capt. J. M. Slattery, Robins AFB, Ga.; CMSgt. R. T. Hamilton, Loring AFB, Me.; SSgt. W. E. Cobb, Dow AFB, Me.; A2c J. E. Laurenson, Pease AFB, N. H.; TSgt. C. L. Eby, Westover AFB, Mass. ; SSgt. J. C. Ross, Griffiss AFB, N. Y. ; SSgt. W. Bostic, Dover AFB, Del. ; SSgt. J. Barnes, Seymour Johnson AFB, N. C.