Billings becomes home to the first 2 civilian-owned Chinook helicopters

The nation’s first pair of civilian-owned Chinook helicopters landed south of Billings on Thursday afternoon — and, since they’re now owned by Billings Flying Service, it’s here they’ll stay until they’re refurbished and put back to work.

Gary Blain, who co-owns the company with his brother, Al, said he plans to refurbish one of the two Boeing CH-47D Chinooks within the next four months and put it to use fighting fires and lifting heavy objects for a construction business.

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/billings-becomes-home-to-the-first-civilian-owned-chinook-helicopters/article_a0150895-54ee-5298-866c-f94a6db4a3c2.html

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