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    • Memory school
      By Sonny · Posted
      Two elderly gentlemen are playing cards on Saturday evening as they have done for the past 35 years. Max, the older, had been having problems remembering what cards were what, and usually needed help from his wife. At the end of the card game Ed said to Max, "You did very good tonight. You didn't need any help at all. Why is that?" Max replied, "Why ever since my wife sent me to that memory school, I haven't had any problems at all." "Memory school? What memory school?" Max thought for a moment, "Oh, what's that flower that's red with thorns? A really pretty flower...?" "A rose?" "Yeah...that's it!" Max turned to his wife and mumbled, "Hey, Rose! What's the name of that memory school you sent me to?"
    • C-130 News: Up to 119 feared dead after Indonesian C-130 crashes into city
      By BRlang · Posted
      I'v done the combat load on the floor but about 100 was the most I hauled...If it was configured for seating then they could have had a bunch back on the ramp and door...The A that made it to hong kong had 4 engines...and probably a better CG since it was full back to front...Lose an engine and be out of CG would stall pretty quick...
    • Ghost Rider Getting Painted
      By Spectre623 · Posted
      Almost finished. Bill
    • C-130 News: Up to 119 feared dead after Indonesian C-130 crashes into city
      By Jcapsparkchaser · Posted
      Bobs quite right the record for a C-130A model was during the final days just as the fall of Saigon. A Vietnamese pilot crammed 495 people into a 130 made it to Hong Kong I think without a Nav, 
    • C-130 News: Up to 119 feared dead after Indonesian C-130 crashes into city
      By bobdaley · Posted
      In SEA we used to put straps over bare pallets and cramming that many people in was common. Bob
    • Last Flying Lockheed L100's / Civil Hercs
      By bobdaley · Posted
      I went over the original list some notes on a few of them in yellow Bob 4673                              EI-JIV                        Air Contractors RTN to SAFAIR as ZS-JIV5022                              ET-AJK                           Ethiopan Airlines (Non Operational)5306                              ET-AKG                          Ethiopan Airlines (Non Operational)4600                              C-GUSI                           First Air                                             (Sold to Lynden Air Cargo in 2015? Yes N408LC)4799                              C-GHPW                         First Air                                            (Sold for parts?) Don’t think for parts, sold to SAFAIR                                                                                No Idea about the state of the Libyan Herks4798                              5A-DJQ                           Libyan Arab Air Cargo4992                              5A-DOM                          Libyan Arab Air Cargo         (Flying for Libyan Air Force?)5000                              5A-DOO                          Libyan Arab Air Cargo         (Stored/ Withdraw from use 2007 ?) 4388                              5X-UDF                           Uganda Air Cargo 5032                             N3755P                             Prescott Support              (Is there any other L100 operating for them?)  5055 N8213G has been pictured flying for Prescott
    • C-130 News: Up to 119 feared dead after Indonesian C-130 crashes into city
      By BRlang · Posted
      Where did they seat all these PAX. When rigged for MAX PAX you only get 76 seats. Could they have stuffed them up the ramp and door. If so this could have caused a CG issue especially at slow speed. If they were tail heavy a stall is very possible. 
    • My Dog
      By Sonny · Posted
      Everybody I know who has a dog usually calls him "Rover" or "Spot". I call mine Sex. Now, Sex has been very embarrassing to me.

      When I went to the City Hall to renew the dog's license, I told the clerk that I would like a license for Sex.

      He said, "I would like to have one too!"

      Then I said, "But she is a dog!"

      He said he didn't care what she looked like.

      I said, "You don't understand. ... I have had Sex since I was nine years old."

      He replied, "You must have been quite a strong boy."

      When I decided to get married, I told the minister that I would like to have Sex at the wedding.

      He told me to wait until after the wedding was over.

      I said, "But Sex has played a big part in my life and my whole world revolves around Sex."

      He said he didn't want to hear about my personal life and would not marry us in his church.

      I told him everyone would enjoy having Sex at the wedding.

      The next day we were married at the Justice of the Peace. My family was barred from the church from then on.

      When my wife and I went on our honeymoon, I took the dog with me.

      When we checked into the motel, I told the clerk that I wanted a room for me and my wife and a special room for Sex.

      He said that every room in the motel is a place for sex.

      I said, "You don't understand. ... Sex keeps me awake at night."

      The clerk said, "Me too!"

      One day I entered Sex in a contest. But before the competition began, the dog ran away.

      Another contestant asked me why I was just looking around.

      I told him that I was going to have Sex in the contest.

      He said that I should have sold my own tickets.

      "You don't understand," I said, "I hoped to have Sex on TV."

      He called me a show off.

      When my wife and I separated, we went to court to fight for custody of the dog.

      I said, "Your Honor, I had Sex before I was married but Sex left me after I was married."

      The Judge said, "Same here!"

      Last night Sex ran off again. I spent hours looking all over for her. A cop came over and asked me what I was doing in the alley at 4 o'clock in the morning.

      I said, "I'm looking for Sex." -- My case comes up next Thursday.

      Well now I've been thrown in jail, been divorced and had more damn troubles with that dog than I ever foresaw.

      Why just the other day when I went for my first session with the psychiatrist, she asked me, "What seems to be the trouble?"

      I replied, "Sex has been my best friend all my life but now it has left me forever. I can't live any longer being so lonely."

      And the doctor said, "Look mister, you should understand that sex isn't a man's best friend so go get yourself a dog."
    • Last Flying Lockheed L100's / Civil Hercs
      By bobdaley · Posted
      The Air Contractors European Oil spill contract was taken over by a C-130A from IAR Bob
    • C-130 News: Up to 119 feared dead after Indonesian C-130 crashes into city
      By Casey · Posted
      MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday. Air Marshal Agus Supriatna told reporters the fact that the plane turned rightward after takeoff and was flying at a lower than normal speed also suggests an engine failure. Read more...
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