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Episode 3 – Final Interview for documentary complete

Today I reached a production milestone: The last video interview for the UH-2 Tomahawk has been completed. Aviation author Frank Colucci talked about the history of the Kaman Aircraft Corporation, what happened to the company after the cancellation of the Tomahawk contract … Continue reading

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Presenting UH-2 Tomahawk trailer at AHS Forum 73

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for me, having to build a new computer just to edit the interview footage I made to create a twenty minute trailer for AHS International Forum 73. Thankfully it all paid off. … Continue reading

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Episode 3 – A day at Piasecki

Wow! What can I say? It took almost a year but last Friday I was able to finally get an interview with Fred Piasecki, Vice President of Technology and Chairman of the Board of the Piasecki Aircraft Corporation! He talked about Piasecki’s interim … Continue reading

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Episode 3 – A day at the museum

Production has begun on the “second” episode (which is actually episode 3) of the Designed For Battle series. Shot on location at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester PA, I interviewed H-2 pilot Jim Palmquist about … Continue reading

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Episode 3 update – gathering footage from all the right places

Happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone! Episode 3 is moving along quite well; I spent the weekend sourcing footage from the National Archives to fill in the blanks in the timeline and replace a great many still photos. Unlike the story … Continue reading

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Episode 3 – Camera back in action

Received the 5D Mk II back from Canon Service Center and its working like a charm now. Still arranging interview dates and locations with interviewees.

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Episode 3 – The dreaded Error 22

In the midst of prepping my HDSLR rig for upcoming interview recordings, my Canon 5D Mk ii gave me the dreaded “Error 22” message. The remedy of turning the unit off and re-installing the battery did not work. A quick … Continue reading

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Episode 3 – Search and Request… for UH/SH-2 pilots

The NHA has assisted me in looking for retired Seasprite veteran pilots and crew. Unfortunately many of them are on the West Coast and some are in the mid-west but so far no one has responded from the NY/NJ/PA/MD area. … Continue reading

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