GAVHPA Events

2022 Good Neighbor Day Open House and Air Show

Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK)

May 14, 2022

The purpose of this exhibit was for visibility, comradery, and recruitment for Your Chapter. 

Jim Crawford’s FAA Master Pilot Award

June 13, 2022

Veterans Day Parade and Freedom Ball

November 12, 2022

 

Clyde Romero’s FAA Master Pilot Award

December 6, 2022

Bob Maynard’s FAA Master Pilot Award

January 21, 2023

Glenn Carr’s FAA Master Pilot Award

April 11, 2023

Skip Bell’s Induction to the Georgia  Military Veterans Hall of Fame 

November 4, 2023

Our President Emeritus Skip Bell had the honor of being inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame.

His Citation reads:

“Carl Hamilton Bell, III (VALOR)

Army Colonel (Ret) Carl Hamilton “Skip” Bell from Marietta Georgia was commissioned in 1967 upon graduation from North Georgia College. He deployed to Vietnam in 1969 and was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division. On numerous occasions, he led his ground force against fortified enemy positions and defended firebases from enemy attacks. For these actions, he was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for Valor. Upon returning to the States, Captain Bell attended flight school and then joined the 1st Aviation BDR on his second Vietnam tour. During one particular mission. his helicopter came under intense ground fire while successfully recovering a Senior Army Advisor and his party from a village under attack. For this selfless act, he was awarded the Air Medal for Valor.  In 1981 he joined the Army Reserve, served in Operation Desert Shield, and later retired with a total of 31 years of active and reserve service.”

GAVHPA was well represented by Doug Lackey, Jim Crawford, Bill McRae, Max Torrance, Bob Lanzotti, and Glenn Carr.

Atlanta Veterans Day Parade

November 11, 2023

Our President, Doug Lackey, spent two years coordinating with three entities to get this UH-1H on the trailer for the parade.

Andrew Thomas, President of All Peachtree Towing provided the tractor, trailer, driver, and fuel.

Chance Powers, Operations VP with Atlanta Aircraft Recovery provided the crane to lift the UH-1 on the the trailer.

Fred Edwards, Karl Keller, and Rich Willis with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation provided the UH-1H display aircraft.

Veterans Day freedom Ball 2023

November 11, 2023

Doug Lackey, Jim Crawford, Skip Bell, George Murry and Bob Maynard attended this formal event

 

Wreaths Across America at the Marietta National Cemetary

December 16, 2023

 

Recognition Award Tour for Veterans Day Parade

January 25, 2014

Our President, Doug Lackey, Vice President, Jim Crawford, and Secretary-Treasurer, Chuck Bayless visited all three businesses that made the display Huey possible for the 2023 Veterans Day Parade.

We presented a framed picture of the Huey in the parade and a framed Certificate of Recogination to each business.

Andrew Thomas, President of All Peachtree Towing provided the tractor, trailer, driver, and fuel.

Chance Powers, Operations VP with Atlanta Aircraft Recovery provided the crane to lift the UH-1 on the the trailer.

Fred Edwards, Karl Keller, and Rich Willis with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation provided the UH-1H display aircraft.