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    • bobdaley
      Bahrain
      By bobdaley · Posted
      Saw that Bahrain bought 2 ex RAF J models. Anyone know which ones and what their new tail numbers are? Thanks Bob
    • Sonny
      New Face
      By Sonny · Posted
      A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. So the husband offered to donate some of his own skin.

      However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his buttocks. The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After all, this was a very delicate matter.

      After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty!

      One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at his sacrifice. She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. There is no way I could ever repay you."

      "My darling," he replied, "I get all the thanks I need every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek."
    • BRlang
      PBS Vietnam War
      By BRlang · Posted
      Well, I have watched the first 5 episodes of the series. The inflated body counts and the playing down of American KIAs and just dis information brings to light a few situations that come back to me. After flying and back on the roof of the Merlin Hotel we would sit around and talk about where we went and what we hauled. The dreaded KIAs would always come up i the conversations. The number we hauled would always be higher than what was reported on the network news. We were just one of three C-130 groups in country. Add in the "Boos" and Choppers and I see now that they were not reporting any where close to the true numbers of KIAs. I never saw the war as political. My war was tactical and my only interest was putting in the chocs after 16 hours of bouncing off dirt strips. Medicate, sleep a little then do it again the next day. Do that for 15 months then go home. That's what I did. Many of my friends came home and became activist. I just went to work and started a family. I survived mine and moved on. I feel so lucky to have made a good decision and Joined the USAF and been selected to be a Loadmaster 
    • Lkuest
      ENG RPM
      By Lkuest · Posted
      This really needs more detail. Try to describe the malfunction in detail so we can get a mental picture of what's going on. Torque dropped for only 2 seconds. Which 2 seconds? At the beginning of the 5 seconds that RPM was low? At the end of it? If torque and RPM dropped together, it would indicate air as a likely cause. If Torque stayed high when RPM dropped, then that would indicate a propeller malfunction, and TIT happened to shoot up due to the SCV opening at 94%. If TIT shot up only after RPM dropped to 94%, that would further indicate the propeller as the cause. If TIT shot up before RPM dropped, then that would point to an air malfunction. How did the engine recover? Did you turn off bleed air, adjust the TD switch, or did it come back on it's own? Is there a history? How many hours are on the compressor? You're also missing fuel flow, which might help indicate a fuel or TD system malfunction. You might also include much TIT and Torque moved, as well as the pressure altitude and outside air temperature. A very slight TIT increase might indicate it was fuel related because once the SCV opens, the TIT should shoot up a lot. A large TIT increase should eliminate fuel system as the cause. A SCV malfunction is usually only good for about 5000 in-lbs of torque at power and around sea level, but I'm sure the power loss could get much more severe at high altitude or hot conditions and engine wear level. There's just too many variables for us to be truly helpful with the little information that was provided.
    • sharif101
      ENG RPM
      By sharif101 · Posted
      I agree with pjvrr99.since TIT Increased it means air mass flow reduced due to bad SSV or mulfuction of anti icing sys.
    • BRlang
      Finally, I'm a Vietnam Vet !
      By BRlang · Posted
      The VA card is handy. The ringing in the ears thing amazes me. I am now in the appeals process. I submitted a packet detailing my job, noise exposure and a significant event with a tire explosion killing 3 of my PAX and blowing me off the ramp and still got denied. If you have any thoughts of Gov't Health care look no further than the VA to see why we don't want it.
    • Sonny
      Business one-liners 65 &n 66
      By Sonny · Posted
      Business one-liners 65 &n 66:   If ignorance is bliss, most of us must be orgasmic.   If it can be borrowed and it can be broken, you will borrow it and you will break it.   If it doesn't make sense, it's either economics or psychology.   If it doesn't work, expand it.   If it happens, it must be possible.   If it is good, they will stop making it.   If it is incomprehensible, it's mathematics.   If it is worth doing, it is worth doing for money.   If it is worth doing, it is worth over-doing.   If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.   Business one-liners 66:   If it looks too good to be true, it is too good to be true.   If it says "one size fits all," it doesn't fit anyone.   If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done.   If it works, don't fix it!   If idiots could fly, this world would be an airport.   If more than one person is responsible for a miscalculation, no one will be at fault.   If Murphy's Law can go wrong, it will.   If not controlled, work will flow to the competent man until he submerges.   If on an actuarial basis there is a 50-50 chance that something will go wrong, it will actually go wrong nine times out of ten.   If only one price can be obtained for a quotation, the price will be unreasonable.
    • rc johnson
      Finally, I'm a Vietnam Vet !
      By rc johnson · Posted
                A few years ago more opportunities for veterans, not only retired or disabled, presented themselves. Some are veteran parking spaces, discounts at major retailers, internet shopping at the exchange, and complementary meals. I am using the parking spaces and discounts, but I don't go for the meals. The issue for me was the proof of veteran status. Anyone can say they are a veteran and if challenged an easy validation method would be nice to have. The fellow who had his free meal taken away last year is a good example. He was outed for wearing his hat, I believe, proof positive he could not be a veteran. Now I am not into hats, lots of hair so no cover needed.     While visiting a friend two years ago we were trading VN experiences, he was in the 4th infantry at Camp Enari (just a little southeast of Pussy Mountain) in '67-'68. In his pile of vet stuff was a hard plastic VA id card. I decided that I should get one. I had a paper card with a VA number on it from when I got out and had a little dental work done (not much dental care at CCK).     I took that down to the VA hospital last year to get a plastic one. They said that number was from the seventies and no good. I had my 214 with me and then things started to happen. First the were amused to have someone there with a birthdate in the forties. Then they rattled off my awards and pronounced me a boots on the grounder veteran. I was reregistered, made a picture VA id card, sent down the hall for an AO consult, and asked if I had any disabilities. I complained of ringing in the ears, so they typed up my application and sent it in for me. Six months later and after a hearing exam I was an official disabled vet.     So for me the 214 by itself was adequate. Graywolf may have his "VEM" confused with the VCM. I also have an AFEM on there for something I don't remember. Many ass puckering flights into Osan and Kimpo during my Starlifter time out of TCM.  My redacted 214 attached     Myth--- If the VCOG is not on your DD-214 you cannot own/wear/display the medal. And you should request a DD-215 listing the VCOG if it is not on your DD-214. Not true. Like the National Defense Medal, the Appreciation of Service Certificate and the Cold War Medal, the VCOG is an 'automatic' award that is fully authorized to ALL veterans who served in Vietnam. If the VCOG is not listed on your DD-214 (because you discharged prior to 1974 or the clerk who typed your DD-214 after 1974 was an airhead) it is not necessary to request a DD-215 as long as your DD-214 displays Vietnam Service. You are 'automatically' fully authorized.
    • geeb
      Taiwan C-130 Crash 1965
      By geeb · Posted
      My Uncle Rex Bundy was on the 0536. College graduate,excepted into law school. Enlisted,hoping to stay out of Vietnam. Missed not having any cousins.
    • Lkuest
      Engine Power Loss
      By Lkuest · Posted
      I'm assuming a BARV is a Bleed Air Regulator Valve, and when you say "accompanied of TIT", you mean TIT dropped with torque, and not increased. The TD Amp's job is not to maintain power, but to maintain temperature based on the throttle setting. If the TIT is low while the TD Amp is in AUTO, then there is an error with a signal being supplied to the TD Amp, or there is an error with the Amp itself, a setting or malfunction, When you lose air, you lose power for two reasons. Jet engines love more air, both to increase power through expansion, and also to keep the combustion chamber cool. If you lose air, you lose power immediately since there is less air to expand, but also the loss of cooling air causes an increase in TIT, and results in the TD Amp to pull fuel back. This all produces a loss of torque and fuel flow while maintaining TIT. I cannot emphasize this enough, before doing anything, ensure your indications are accurate! TIT to within 6 degrees of actual as measured with a test set and all thermocouples verified good and connected properly. Torque indicator recalibrated and set to within 50 in-lbs of actual. Swap the Fuel Flow gauge with a known good one for good measure, then reverify the problem. Why the engine goes to normal when the Regulator Valve gets turned off is interesting. If the TIT was to remain normal, I would say the Regulator Valve was mis-tuned and the TD Amp was doing its job. Since the TIT is also low, we know the TD Amp is not doing its job (above crossover only). Even if the Regulator was malfunctioning, the TD Amp is definitely having an issue. The fact that the valve affects the TD System operation means they may be connected electrically in some way, like the power/signal wires may be chafing together. If the fuel control was perfectly tuned and we suspected the TD Amp was just inop, we would see high TIT with bleed air open, not low TIT. To check if it is an electrical problem, check power going to the TD Amp using a TD Amp Test Set, then cycle the bleed air valve and see if the power at the Amp changes. There are two types of power going to the Amp, so check them both. If I misunderstood you, and the TIT is high during the malfunction, and not low, then you have a TD Amp malfunction AND a bleed air regulating valve balance issue causing you to lose 2500 in-lbs.  
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