1967-8 Cruisebook photo, - Jarvis, Bob Wildman (lower), Arne Bruflat (upper)
|1969 Cruisebook photo||Arne at the 2007 Reunion|
Read rescue entry - 11 January 1968
See rescue pictures - 11 January 1968
First flight - September 5, 1967 with Paul Thorpe in BuNo 152106 as the Kearsarge left Hawaii for WESTPAC.
Last flight - December 10, 1969 with Dennis Pepe in same BuNo 152106.
Most Interesting Flight - on January 10, 1967, flew with CDR Fox on North SAR in BuNo 149735. We were scrambled and sent south for a rescue. (Found out later that two F-4s ran out of fuel before they reached their carrier). Before we arrived, all four crew members had all been picked up, two of them by my regular HAC, Bob Wildman. I made the comment to CDR Fox that I should probably fly with Bob if I wanted to make a rescue on this cruise. The next day Bob Wildman and I picked up an A-4 pilot while on a logistics flight in BuNo 149713. The Skipper had some interesting comments for us!
|My Navy Career|
|9/61 – 6/65||NRTOC, University of Southern California|
|6/65 - 9/67||Stash with VS-29, Flight School, HS-10|
|9/67 - 12/69||HS-6|
|1/70 - 7/73||Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center. Test Pilot School, then avionics and armament trials of the UN-1N, SH-3H, and RH-53D|
|8/73 - 6/76||HM-12, RH-53D Airborne Mine Countermeasures|
|6/76 - 12/77||Naval Postgraduate School, MSAE|
|1/78 - 5/81||NAVAIR. PMA-261, Deputy Program Manager, RH-53D, MH-53E. Transferred to Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer|
|5/81 - 8/84||COMNAVAIRLANT Rotary Wing Class Desk Officer|
|8/84 - 9/86||NAVAIR. Systems and Engineering|
|9/86 - 7/90||
NAVAIR. PMA-200. Program Manager for Support and Special Missions Aircraft
|7/90 - 2/94||NAVAIR. Director, Research and Technology|
After retirement, I held various support contractor positions, including: NAVAIR (Predator UAV, H-60 Service Life Study, and Fire Scout VTUAV), NIMA (Acquisition Support), DARPA (J-UCAS Program), and DHS (Counter-MANPADS Program). Presently an aviation technology consultant, and serving on FAA airspace committees.
Carola and I have been in Vienna, Virginia since 1978. Our son, Jon, and his wife recently moved to Tucson, Arizona.
|"Fun in the Sun" - May 1969 - L-R Jim Rooney, Eric Peterson, Neil Sellers, Arne Bruflat||Arne enjoys the food while others enjoy the sun during the 1969 cruise. L-R: Arne, Ken Burns, Hi Bronson, Rudy Cartwright (hidden behind Hi), Bill Wraith, Jim Rooney, Roger Wharton and Bruce Casey|
|Arne before retirement in 1994|
Read Arne's Navy Resume