After a bit of a hiatus due to a very busy work schedule, I’m back to having some time for updates.
First order of business:
I contacted the AF Armament Museum director to re-engage our project to repaint MH-53 PAVE LOW Tail #1652. Chester Fleming and I have a meeting on Monday, 10 Apr at 1000 to discuss the details. The money that everyone donated for the project will be used to buy paint and any necessary equipment. Many of you volunteered to help with the project, so hopefully everyone is still interested. Once Chester and I work out the details with the museum, we will coordinate the dates and objectives that works best for everyone’s schedule to max extent possible. I’ll keep everyone posted after our meeting on Monday.

More to follow, but that’s all I have for now. I’ll soon be posting more photos and videos. Also, I have a couple of boxes of historical documents from John Grove’s garage (now sitting in my garage). If anyone would like to volunteer to help scan them to PDF so I can post them on the site, I’d be greatly appreciative (local HRT folks only please).


Requiem for a Heavy-lift is an article written by Jim Henthorn about 68-10369’s last flight heading to the bone yard. GREAT READ!

– Vince

John Grove Memorial

John Grove’s legacy lives on and not just in the PAVE LOW world. John helped fund Bless the Children, an international organization helping the poorest children of the world who are living under extreme conditions. He did this with his own retirement check! After his passing, several other caring PAVE guys stepped in to help out. In short, Bless The Children is looking for annual donations in order to provide a minimum of $2000 a month towards his memorial fund.

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