The National Vietnam War Museum

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Physical address: 12685 Mineral Wells Hwy, Weatherford, Texas
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1779, Weatherford, TX 76086
Shipping address: 2350 Old Agnes Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088

June 7, 2015 - June 4, 2016

Southern Airways Exhibit

Southern Airways of Texas, Inc. held the government contract to train the helicopter pilots who would fly and fight in the Vietnam War.

In 1956 the Army awarded a contract to Southern Airways Company to establish and operate a Primary Flight School at Camp Wolters, Texas. Southern Airways of Texas, Inc. began business operations February 15, 1964, when it purchased from Southern Airways Company, Atlanta, Georgia, all rights, title and interest in that Company Primary Helicopter Training Division at Ft. Wolters, Texas. From 1656 to 1973, Southern Airways Company trained more than 40,000 students from 33 countries.

Combined student and administrative flying time totaled approximately 5,600,000 hours.

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