European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 7 1968, Page 7

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 7, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseSunday april 7/1961 the stars and strips s s / / s spartan passes test a. Tow choppers in midair Hookup Dayton Ohio up air Force officers at Wright-Patter-1 son air Force base Are investigating the feasibility of towing helicopters with fixed Wing air Craft. The purpose of the investigation is to extend helicopter Range for Rescue air Force systems come s flight dynamics Labora tory at the base is handling the program Calls for an in flight Hookup of a helicopter Toa fixed Wing aircraft equipped with a St Wable Boom. During Hookup the Boom would be attached to a no rotating Mast extending from the Hub of the Heli of the helicopter would be transferred to the plane which would Tow the helicopter underneath at High feasible the program could extend the operating Range of helicopters As much As 6

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