January 14, 2012 Leave a Comment
There are those days in history you live through that you just don’t forget. The big ones like when Kennedy was killed, Elvis died or man landed on the moon. Those old enough (sorry) will remember the day Richard Nixon resigned, waving good-bye from the steps of a Marine helicopter, before leaving the White House for the last time.
This Sikorsky VH-3A Sea King served in the Executive Flight Detachment of HMX-1 for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before it was retired. Years later, Sabreliner Inc, the manufacturer, completely restored this piece of history back to pristine condition for the National Naval Aviation Museum.