1924-2023

Hal Symes, Pioneering Helicopter Pilot

Born Sept. 30, 1924, Symes served during World War II in the US Army Air Corps where he flew North American B-25 Mitchell bombers and served as an instructor; he retired from the US Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. The following summary is based on a 2011 press release from the Helicopter Association International (HAI).

Read more... on Society Update pages of Vertiflite January/February 2024.

Hal Symes

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1924-2023

Hal Symes, Pioneering Helicopter Pilot

Born Sept. 30, 1924, Symes served during World War II in the US Army Air Corps where he flew North American B-25 Mitchell bombers and served as an instructor; he retired from the US Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. The following summary is based on a 2011 press release from the Helicopter Association International (HAI).

Read more... on Society Update pages of Vertiflite January/February 2024.

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