I wasn’t home much when the kids were little so Rebecca often brought them to me wherever I was for some Daddy time. I am grateful that she did. That is my little guy Cooper in our Bell OH-58, a helicopter that is older than I am and my favorite for search missions when the doors are removed like they are here. Low, slow, and thorough gets results. Coop is a lot bigger now but the unit is still flying that bird.
UPDATE – Well, actually they aren’t. The old 58 had to go away. See, we got this helicopter through a military equipment repurpose program and since our extremely popular elected Sheriff likes to send trespassing identification stealing illegal aliens to jail our ultra liberal President canceled the deal. Ha! The joke is on you Obama because we replaced your tired old tin can with a brand new Bell 407GX (stands for Super Cool) with sliding aft doors and all kinds of other state of the art gizmos. So thanks cheese, couldn’t have done it without you.