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Ten months after I first visited Dillon Aero last May 2010, I once again found myself in their latest [url=http://www.dillonaero.com/training.html]3-day training class[/url] in Scottsdale, Arizona. For all students in this iteration, Day 1 was a review of basic operation and immediate action drills on the minigun, including how to properly load the ammunition cans to keep rounds from tilting inside (which would lead to feed jams in the feeder/delinker and possibly hand-off jams between the feeder/delinker and the minigun itself). We spent Day 2 on their range firing from their UH-1 Huey and later on the ground using a vehicle mount, while the customized Land Rover Defender with its custom turret fired in the background. I personally fired between 3500 to 4000 rounds through the Dillon Aero M134 minigun ((firing at 3000 rpm, or 50 shots per second), again without a single stoppage, hangfire or cook-off. Finally, Day 3 was hands-on back in the classroom again reviewing inspection, maintenance and repair procedures as we completely tore down the minigun we had fired the day before, inspected it for damage and wear, and reassembled and properly lubed all its parts. Here are eight videos; enjoy!

Taking off in the UH-1 Huey from Dillon Aero's facility in Scottsdale:
[url=http://s842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/?action=view&current=takingoffinHueyfromDillonAeroinScottsdale.mp4][img]http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/th_takingoffinHueyfromDillonAeroinScottsdale.jpg[/img][/url]

firing to the side:
[url=http://s842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/?action=view&current=lateral.mp4][img]http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/th_lateral.jpg[/img][/url]

firing toward the rear:
[url=http://s842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/?action=view&current=outtheback.mp4][img]http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/th_outtheback.jpg[/img][/url]

overhead pass:
[url=http://s842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/?action=view&current=overhead.mp4][img]http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/th_overhead.jpg[/img][/url]

low and fast:
[url=http://s842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/?action=view&current=lowandfast.mp4][img]http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/th_lowandfast.jpg[/img][/url]

Land Rover Defender:
[url=http://s842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/?action=view&current=LandRoverDefender.mp4][img]http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/th_LandRoverDefender.jpg[/img][/url]

dueling miniguns:
[url=http://s842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/?action=view&current=duelingminiguns.mp4][img]http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/th_duelingminiguns.jpg[/img][/url]

spraying the berm:
[url=http://s842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/?action=view&current=sprayingtheberm.mp4][img]http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz344/hrt4me/Dillon%20Aero%202011/th_sprayingtheberm.jpg[/img][/url]
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Man, that would give Lynn one hell of a woody! Excellent Excellent Excellent
 
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During the MG shoot, I sometimes get up on the line at a friend's firing position and shoot some of his guns. The guy next to him has a Dillon mini-gun. I stepped up to shoot a couple of times when they let loose with the mini-gun. I couldn't shoot while they were shooting because the vibration from the mini-gun would vibrate muy guts and it got to be quite uncomfortable. Not knocking the guys, but if I see that they are going to shoot that thing, I wait till they're done; it just takes a few secondsSmile
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Looks like a good time!
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I'd be happy to police up your brass.
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