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Filmmakers Cameron Mitchell and Kevin Walker are telling a story of our American past that has not been told before. It is the story of CWO Fred O. Bell as he recounts tales of the first US Army Helicopter Squaredance Team. Created in the 1950’s the team was created to promote helicopters at airshows The Square Dance Team, which was first based at the Army Aviation School, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and then at the Army Aviation School, Ft. Rucker, Alabama, demonstrated from 1951 to 1962. The purpose of these early precision flight groups was to show the public the skills associated with helicopter flight thereby attracting pilots. Thus began one of the most remarkable recruiting efforts by the US military.
Mitchell and Walker have collected rare home movie footage showcasing these performances , along with interviews
The unit flew the popular “Bozo” the clown ship–an H-13E painted red, white and black wearing a clown nose and hat.
BIOS: Kevin Walker graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Visual Media Arts. He has numerous directing, producing and editing credits including Gamna, Going Home, 32 Hours and 7 Minutes, The Queen, Gracies and The Tin Man Project.
Cameron Mitchell is an Emmy Award Winning Camera Man and Director of Photography who has been shooting a wide variety of productions from red carpet events for the Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, movie premieres, to documentaries and more. He has spent over seven years shooting the very popular PBS Television show “California’s Gold”. His company, Cameron Mitchell Productions specializes in producing videos for the Winery and Hospitality industry.
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