Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Collection: United States Primary Helicopter School
Association
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Collection Number
313
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D051.7A
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Jun. 2006 by T. Reynolds]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Approximately one and a half linear feet of training guides, manuals and other materials document the manuals and curriculum used by the United States Primary Helicopter School at Fort Wolters, Texas to train helicopter pilots during the Vietnam Conflict. The bulk of the materials are from the war period. This is one series of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Collection.

Biographical Note

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA), is a non-profit war veterans organization filed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service and is dedicated to enhancing and accrediting the cohesiveness, esprit de corps, and traditions of valor of rotary wing aircrews that flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era. Currently, the VHPA has a membership of over 9,400 helicopter pilots from around the world. It has a web site located at: http://www.vhpa.org.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Programmed Text
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D051.7A
Administrative Responsibilities, AM-81 March 1969 Adverse Weather Operation, AM-66 December 1968 Aeronautical Chart Symbols, AM-55 March 1969 Air Mass Weather (S. E. Asia), AM-83 January 1969 Air Masses, AM-32 III October 1968 Aircraft Accident Investigations, AM-82 January 1969 Aircraft Accident Prevention Program, AM-80 January 1969 Aircraft Forms and Records, AM-28 October 1968 Aircraft Hardware, AM-4 April 1969 Aircraft Inspections, AM-29 November 1967 Aircraft Maintenance Structure, AM-86 February 1969
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Aircraft Orientation, AM-3 March 1969 Aircraft Structures, AM-5 November 1968 Aircraft Systems Check, TH-55 AM-21-55 October 1968 Atmospheric Circulation, AM-32 II May 1969 Autorotations Part 1, AM-43 February 1969 Autorotations, AM-42 November 1968 Autorotations, Simulated Forced Landings and Ground Track Maneuvers Practical Exercise, AM-46 February 1969 Aviation Fuel, AM-14 November 1968 Aviation Lubricants, AM-16 April 1969 Aviation Physiology (Human Adjustments to Emotional Situations and the Nine Escape Reactions) AM-51 November 1967
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Aviation Physiology (Vertigo and Illusions) AM-77 January 1969 Aviation Toxicology, AM-49 December 1968 Climbs, Turns and Descents Part I, AM-39 February 1969 Clouds, AM-26 October 1968 Command and Staff Functions, March 1968 Communications Security, Department of Tactics July 1967 Reprinted July 1969, United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama Confined Area Operations, AM-69-II August 1968 Creative Problem Solving and Solution Reporting April 1968, Original Text Prepared by 3825th Support Group (Academic) Air University Maxwell Air Force Base Decelerations and Quick Stops, AM-44 June 1968 Density Altitude, AM-65 December 1968 Distance and Direction, AM-56 November 1968
3
DOD Flip, March 1968 Revised July 1969, United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama
4
Effective Writing Parts I - V, WD 49-53/OD 37-41 Effective Writing Parts VI - VIII, WD 54-56/OD 42-44 January 1968 Emergency Procedures, AM-45 February 1969 Flight Controls, TH-55 AM-13-55 February 1968 Flight Instruments March 1969
5
Flight Plans, AM-63 December 1968 Fog, AM-72 January 1969 Formation Flying, AM-87 February 1969 Fort Wolters Aircraft Accident Procedure AM-30 April 1969 Fort Wolters Communication Procedures and Aviation Radio Phraseology, AM-25 October 1968 Frontal Weather, AM-27 December 1968
6
Ground Handling, AM-24 April 1969 Ground Taxi Part II, AM-44 August 1968 Helicopter Instruments, TH-55 AM-19-55 December 1968 Helicopter Limitations, AM-50 November 1968, United States Primary Helicopter School Helicopter Tactical Loading, November 1968, United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama Honor Code, WD-32 March 1969 Hovering Part II, AM-39 February 1969 Instrument Indoctrination, Part I, II, and III Airspeed, Vertical Speed, and Attitude Indicators AM-88 March 1969 Instrument Indoctrination IV, Turn and Slip Indicator, AM-89A March 1969 Instrument Indoctrination V, Slaved Gyro Compass and Magnetic Compass, AM-89B March 1969
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Intelligence March 1968 Internal Defense and Development Part I Internal Defense and Development Part II March 1968 Internal Defense and Development Part III Introduction to Helicopter Attitude Instrument Flying October 1967 Reprinted June 1968, Department of Rotary Wing Training
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D051.7B
Leadership I November 1967 Leadership Part IIA December 1967 Leadership Part IIB December 1967 Leadership Part III December 1967 Leadership Part IV December 1967 Leadership Part V December 1967 Leadership Part VI December 1967 Leadership Part VII January 1968 Learning from a Programmed Instruction Text WD-2/OD-2 April 1968 Low Level Navigation, AM-68 March 1969
2
Main Rotor and Tail Rotor Systems, TH-55 AM-11-55 October 1968 Main Rotor Performance, AM-10 January 1969 Management of Personal Finances Part II - Checking Accounts, WD-21/OD-13 December 1968 Management of Personal Finances Part III: Budgets and Savings April 1968 Management of Personal Finances Part IV: Survivor's Benefits and Life Insurance, November 1967
3
Map Reading Part I, Map Symbols and Marginal Information, WD-36 August 1968 Map Reading Part II, Location (Coordinates), WD-37 August 1968 Map Reading Part III, Distance (Map Scales), WD-38 August 1968 Map Reading Part IV, Terrain Features, Elevation, WD-39 August 1968 Map Reading Part V, Directions (Azimuths, Plotter), WD-40 August 1968 Map Reading Part VI, Directions - (Intersection, Resection, Polar Coordinates), WD-41 August 1968 Map Reading Part VII, Aerial Photography

WD-42 August 1968 Map Reading Part VIII, Military Symbols, WD-43 August 1968
4
Maximum Performance Take-Off and Steep Approach AM-52 January 1969 Mess and Sanitation, WD-58/OD-30 March 1968 Military Instruction March 1968 Military Law Part I, The Military Justice System, WD-28/OD-18 December 1968 Military Law Part II: Non-Judicial Punishment, WD-29/OD-19 December 1968 Military Law Part III, The Courts-Martial System, WD-30 December 1968 Mountain Circulation, AM-70 December 1968 Navigation Computer, AM-61 June 1969
5
Navigation Practical Exercise I, AM-60 March 1968 Navigation Practical Exercise II, AM-64 December 1968 Navigational Computer Wind Face Side AM-62 March 1968 Navigational Computer, September 1966, Revised July 1969 Normal Takeoff and Approach, AM-41 January 1969 Normal Takeoff From and Approach to the Ground AM-53 January 1969 Nuclear Effects, WD-60/OD-32 March 1968
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Officer Efficiency Report, OD-29/WD-57 May 1968 Official and Social Career Obligations Part I Customs and Courtesies March 1968 Official and Social Career Obligations Part II Army Uniforms December 1967 Official and Social Career Obligations Part IV: WD-61 Career and Educational Opportunities

February 1969 Organization of the Army Part I, National Defense Organization January 1968 Organization of the Army Part II, The Type Field Army January 1968 Organization of the Army Part III, The Type Corps January 1968 Organization of the Army Part IV, The Division January 1968 Organization of the Army Part V, The Airmobile Division January 1968
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Pay and Allowances, WD-20 October 1967 Performance Data Charts, AM-67 January 1969 Personnel Actions, WD-59 January 1969 Physiology - Diet, Fatigue, and Flight Surgeon AM-47 March 1968 Pinnacle Operations, AM-71 December 1968 Pressure and Winds, AM-32 I October 1968
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Radar summary Chart, AM-78 January 1969 Rectangular Course and "S" Turns, AM-40 January 1969 RMI April 1966, Department of Fixed Wing Training, United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama Safeguarding Defense Information, PT-12340 Safetying Procedures, AM-7 December 1968 Simulated Forced Landings Part II, AM-43 June 1968 Slope Operations, AM-69 Part 1 August 1968
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1
D051.7C
Straight and Level Flight, AM-36 March 1969 Surface Weather Map, AM-34 October 1968 Synthetic Trainer Instruction, AM-90 August 1968 Technical Publications, AM-9 April 1969 Teletype Sequence Reports, AM-33 May 1969 Terminal and Area Forecasts, AM-75 January 1969 TH-55 Electrical System AM-18-55 October 1968 Thunderstorms, AM-74 December 1968
2
Unit Administration Part I, WD-24/OD-16 December 1968 Unit Administration Part II, WD-25 March 1968 Unit Administration Part III, March 1968 Unit Administration Part IV, March 1968 Unit Supply Procedures Part I, WD-63/OD-33 January 1969 Unit Supply Procedures Part II, WD-64/OD-34 April 1968 Unit Supply Procedures Part II, WD-65/OD-35 April 1968 Variation and Deviation, AM-59 January 1969 Visual Search, AM-85 March 1969 VOR Course Indicator, February 1969
3
VOR-Enroute, January 1965 Revised June 1969 Weather Depiction Chart, AM-76 December 1968 Weather Flight Planning Exercise, AM-79 January 1969 Weight and Balance, AM-84 March 1968 Wind Effects on Aircraft, AM-58 December 1968
4
Student Handouts
Airframe TH-55A AM-8-55 Autorotations, AM-42 Cockpit Procedures TH-55 AM 23-55 Fort Wolters Aircraft Mishap Procedures AM-30 Ground Handling AM-24 Helicopter Vibrations, AM-12 May 1969 Historical Development of the Helicopter ETV AM-1 Local Area Orientation Powerplant and Related Systems, TH-55A AM-15-55 Powertrain, TH-55 AM-17-55 February 1969 Preflight and Post Flight Procedures TH-55A AM-22-55 Rotary Wing Aerodynamics, AM-2 June 1969
5
Performance Objectives, Exercises and Conference
Practical Exercise: General Map Review, File No. 1-MRT-RE (15 March 1969) Programmed Conference: ETV Powerplant and Related Systems TH-55A Helicopter AM-15-55 June 1968 Programmed Conference: Icing, AM-73 December 1968 Programmed Conference: Unit Programs January 1968 Programmed Exercise: Decelerations and Quick Stops (Review) AM-54 March 1969 Performance Objective: Winds Aloft, File Nr. 2-311-1 Programmed Practical Exercise: Emergency Procedures Exercise AM-48 April 1969
6
Graduation Ceremonies, Class of 1955 Class 69-13 B-3 6th WOC Company, U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center--Ft. Wolters, Texas Class 67-3 A-2 1st WOC Company, U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center--Ft. Wolters, Texas
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Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive