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Robert S. Vieta was a U. S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.

Identifier

NASM.1995.0005

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Amanda Buel, 2018.

Creator

Vieta, Robert S.

Date

1970-1971

Provenance

Robert S. Vieta, Gift, 1994, NASM.1995.0005

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

This collection consists of a Flight Crew Check List Notebook for U. S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion helicopter operations, used by pilot Robert S. Vieta during his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Manuals

Notebooks

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a Flight Crew Check List Notebook for U. S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion helicopter operations used by pilot Robert S. Vieta during his tour of duty in Vietnam. The notebook, which is housed in a vinyl cover labeled "USAF FLIGHT CREW CHECK LISTS," includes information regarding operation of the CH-53A (startup checklist, basic cargo weights, warning light messages, blade fold procedures, etc.), as well as approach plates for flight operations in and around Vietnam, particularly in the vicinity of Danang. Much of the information relates to radio communications and navigation, with information on headings and distance of positions from established TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation) markers, confidential call signs and frequencies, frequencies for radio and tower contacts and radio approach. The notebook is extremely worn and grimy, with dirt particles adhering to the soft vinyl sleeve pages.

Genre/Form

Manuals

Notebooks

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American
Sikorsky (USA) CH-53A Sea Stallion

Citation

Vietnam Flight Check List Notebook, NASM.1995.0005, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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