NEWS & EVENTS
New Aircraft Arrival: Bell OH-58D Kiowa
The Kiowa was a small and agile scout/observation helicopter. Introduced in 1969, OH-58As joined divisional reconnaissance squadrons in Vietnam. In visual reconnaissance, a Kiowa flew at tree level or lower, looking for the enemy. If it found them — often by taking fire — the crew called a helicopter gunship orbiting above.
The ultimate version of the little scout is the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. By the 1980s, enemy ground fire had become too powerful for up-close-and-personal scouting. The Kiowa Warrior, an OH-58D upgrade introduced in 1991, was built to do armed reconnaissance in hostile environments. Its two-person crew could be armed with an impressive choice of rockets, missiles, and heavy machine guns. Thanks to its mast-mounted-scope, the Kiowa Warrior could shield its fuselage under obstacles, yet look for the enemy day and night.
In 2015, the Army retired its Kiowa fleet. Our "D" model was delivered on April 30, 2015 from the United States Army 2-6 Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade out of Wheeler Field, Oahu, Hawaii.
Discover Your Future in Aviation - 2015
Honolulu, HI – Saturday, March 7 was all about aviation and the careers available in aviation as Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor presented its 6th Discover Your Future in Aviation event 9:30am to 4:00pm.
More than 600 attended the event which featured 38 exhibit and activities booths, helicopter fly ins from the Marines and Coast Guard, remote control aircraft demonstrations by the Birds of Paradise Remote Control Flying Club, hands-on activities, career information, open cockpits, interactive science exhibits, and a scavenger hunt. Guests climbed into the cockpits of some of history’s greatest aircraft and took photos in authentic flight gear.