05/17/2014: Marine Aircraft Group 24 conducted a max launch of 13 helicopters assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463.
The two units coordinated with each other to fly the aircraft to Kauai, Hawaii before returning to Oahu.
“While HMLA-367 and HMH-463 are flying, (Marine Wing Support Detachment 24) and (Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24) will be on the ground to provide forward arming and refueling points,” said Maj. Jeff Marantette, a future operations officer with MAG-24.
“It gives the MAG a chance to work as a whole and show how we operate, because that doesn’t happen very often.”
After refueling at Dillingham Airfield, the aircraft completed their max launch with a flyby over Marine Corps Base Hawaii before landing.
- In photos 1 and 2, UH-1Y Huey, AH-1W Cobra and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters begin landing one-by-one on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Feb. 13, 2014.
- In photo 3, AH-1W Cobra helicopters fly over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Feb. 13, 2014
In the final photo, UH-1Y Huey and AH-1W Cobra helicopters fly over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Feb. 13, 2014
Credit:Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay:2/13/14