January 6th, 2014

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USAF helicopter training in the late 1960s.


I have a character who is a 30-year-old USAF Academy grad HH-3 Jolly Green Giant pilot flying in the 38th ARRS on a tour to Vietnam from February 1966 to February 1968 (he re-upped a few months before the end of his first tour). After his tour, I would like to transfer him to a training squadron for the HH-3 but I'm finding it a bit difficult to pinpoint exactly where that would have happened in the late 1960s.

So I'm trying to find out where the USAF trained their helicopter pilots in the years between 1968 and 1970/71, especially only the HH-3 Jolly Green Giant pilots (especially those flown in Pararescue operations, but not exclusively), after their undergraduate training. I tried to look up Wikipedia and Google with search words "USAF helicopter pilot training 1960s", "USAF HH-3 pilot training 1960s", "USAF helicopter jolly green giant training 1960s" but couldn't get any satisfactory results. I know that Air Education and Training Command is situated at Randolph AFB and that Nellis AFB houses the HH-60 training/USAF Weapons School, that Rucker AFB trained other helicopter pilots and that the USAF Helicopter School moved from Stead AFB to Sheppard AFB in 1965. I looked at Sheppard's Wiki entry but am still not sure if this is really where they would have trained.

Also, if I can't find out exactly where they'd be located, how likely would it be that he could also train pilots for other chopper types, such as Chinooks or the everpresent Hueys or at least any types related to the HH-3?
The lady in question

Where would a daughter of an earl attend university?

Where: London, England
When: Modern day

I'm trying to determine where the daughter of an English earl (third daughter, if this is important) might have attended university, and what sort of job she might hold now. How out there would it be for her to have studied print journalism (is there a school that makes everyone say "oh, journalism, well, then of course you're going to go to _____?"), and then to make a career in it? Her parents are quite conservative, though she's not as much; I don't know how heavily that might affect her choice of schools. I'm passingly familiar with some institutions - Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrew's, University of London, and several of the academies - but I'm not sure where she would have felt drawn (or where her father would be willing to send her).

Search terms used: multiple permutations of "universities in england," "what university would nobility attend england" "modern aristocracy jobs," "daughter earl jobs," "women british nobility jobs," and several related others; I wasn't really sure how to word my queries. My Google-fu really failed me this time. I also searched for women around the same age group (she's about 26) such as the Earl Spencer's daughters, Lady Sarah Carnegie and her sisters, and even the York princesses.

Thanks very much!