Images: CG takes first flight in UH-1Y Venom
Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr. presents Sgt. Zachary A. Lucas with his challenge coin following Glueck’s first flight aboard a UH-1Y Venom helicopter July 2. During the flight, the helicopter’s crew briefed Glueck on the UH-1Y platform, which has a 125 percent higher payload capacity and a 50 percent range and maximum cruising speed increase over the previous UH-1N Iroquois platform. Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, received new UH-1Y Venom helicopters at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma May 21 and 25. Glueck is the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force. Lucas is a helicopter crew chief with HMM-262.