What's ThePaveCave website about?
It is a website for the community of MH-53 PAVE LOW maintainers and operators, as well as an informational site for visitors interested in learning about the MH-53 PAVE LOW helicopters and the airmen who maintained and operated them. Since the PAVE LOW has been retired, we hope to serve in a more historical aspect as well. The site provides historical documents, photographs, and videos showcasing our mighty grey beast and the community that loved her.
How is the site funded?
Originally started in September 2003, I used my personal funds to initiate the site. Not long after, we had many who donated funds to keep the site going. In 2008, I started The PAVE Cave as a business and I use the profits from the merchandise sold to fund the site. We also have an associate account with Amazon, which can pay us dividends on occasion based on products bought through our site. As of November 2011, we obtained our own VPS server with BuzyB web hosting. Due to the increase costs, we started accepting donations again. This money will only be used to finance the actual site itself.
Can anyone suggest changes to the site?
Yes. I don't claim to be a professional web designer by any means and I will gladly take suggestions to make this site the best it can be.
If anyone has pictures, videos, documents, etc. that they would like to see on here, please email them to me. When sending in pictures or videos, try to only send interesting items (i.e. there's a million pics of a PAVE, but not all are picturesque).
My information is wrong/missing in the lineage, how do I get it fixed?
Send me an email to edit your information and I will post it as soon as possible. If it's missing, you can add it using the form provided.
What happens to the items I submit and will they be seen on the website?
All media collected is stored on the server and backed up on my hard drive. Since I sometimes recieve thousands of items, it takes time to go through them all. Each must be reviewed to ensure no unauthorized information is present and that it is in "good taste" prior to being published. Unless otherwise stated or requested, all media submitted becomes property of The Pave Cave and the PAVE LOW community. We then reserve the right to allow media outlets, publishers, authors, etc use of the media on a case by case basis.
I'd like to sign up for an account. How do I request one?
There are no "accounts" for anyone to sign up on. We do have a forum that you can register with by following the appropriate links at the top of the page.
Vince A. DePersio
Owner/Webmaster/PAVE LOW Flight Engineer