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    • Sonny
      Illinois Crazy Laws
      By Sonny · Posted
      Illinois Crazy Laws:
        The English language is not to be spoken.
        You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
        You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.
        You may be convicted of a Class 4 felony offense, punishable by up to three years in state prison, for the crime of "eavesdropping" on your own conversation. -720 ILCS 5/14-2.
        Chicago   It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
        In the Pullman area, it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb.
        Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
        Kites may not be flown within the city limits.
        It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.
        Spitting is forbidden
        It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.
        Champaign One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.
        Cicero Humming on public streets is prohibited on Sundays.
        Crete Cars may not be driven through the town.
        Des Plaines Wheelbarrows with For-Sale signs may not be chained to trees.
        Eureka A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman.
        Evanston   It is illegal to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
        Bowling is forbidden.
        It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
        Fairfield It is unlawful for "negroes" to be within county boundries from sundown to sunrise.
        Freeport It is illegal to expectorate from any second-story window.
        Galesburg There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats.
        Homer It is against the law to use a slingshot unless your are a law enforcement officer.
        Joliet Town fathers, reflecting the pet peeve of hearing their town's name mispronounced 'Jolly-ETTE' when all local folk know it's pronounced 'Joe-lee-ETTE', made pronouncing it Jolly-ette a misdemeanor, punishable by a $5 fine.
        Kenilworth A rooster must step back three hundred feet from any residence if he wishes to crow. Hens that wish to cackle must step two hundred feet back from any residence.
        Kirkland Bees are not allowed to fly over the village or through any of Kriland's streets.
        Moline   Ice skating at the Riverside pond during the months of June and August is prohibited.
        There is a ban on unnecessary repetitive driving on 23rd Avenue.
        Morton Grove You may not own a handgun
        Normal It is against the law to make faces at dogs.
        Orland Prak No pool tables are allowed in a public establishment, because it supports gambling.
        Ottawa Spitting on the sidewalk is a criminal offense.
        Park Ridge Trucks may only park inside closed garages.
        Peoria Basketball hoops may not be instaled on a driveway.
        Zion   It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, or any other domesticated animals.
    • C-130Hercules
      Engine RPM after startup
      By C-130Hercules · Posted
      Thanks for the explanation! Sounds a bit like a helicopter. Helicopters have ground and flight idle, rotor speed is effected by these settings.
    • AMPTestFE
      C-130H Performance / Drag Too High
      By AMPTestFE · Posted
      Wasn't 0012 the one that had two separate incidences of runaway elevator trim?
    • Sonny
      Hawaii/Idaho Crazy Lawas
      By Sonny · Posted
      Hawaii Crazy Laws: Coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears.
        All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.
        Looking for more dumb laws? Check out DumbLaws.com!   Honolulu   Within the limits of any public park, it is unlawful to annoy any bird. (SEC. 10-1.2)   Idaho Crazy Laws: Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
        Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
        Looking for more dumb laws? Check out DumbLaws.com! You may not fish on a camel's back.
        Boise Residents may not fish from a giraffe's back.
        Pocatello   A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
        A law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless some are exhibited to public view."
    • Casey
      C-130 News: 386th AEW deliver critical supplies to frontlines
      By Casey · Posted
      “We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron chief of tactics, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission. The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions over the past few months, including one over the weekend, in direct support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops.  “We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop,” said Maj. Josh Linden, the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron chief of tactics, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission.   The 386th AEW conducted several combat airdrop missions over the past few months, including one over the weekend, in direct support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve ground troops.   Providing the fuel that keeps the fight going, the 386th AEW has delivered more than 80 tons of food, water and other critical supplies to various supported forces throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility.  “We are resupplying the warfighters on the ground to sustain their ground operations in the fight against ISIS,” said Capt. Michelle Urso, the 386th EOSS flying intelligence squadron’s officer in charge.  When secure runways are not available for aircraft to land, dropping container delivery system bundles into hostile areas becomes necessary, but getting this close to the fight does not come without inherent risk.  “We are conducting airdrop missions for a reason,” said Urso. “Being a target to be shot down is not out of the realm of possibility for these types of mission.”  Compared to the traditional air-land mission, where the plane takes off, lands and supplies are off-loaded; airdrop missions are more complex and require a lot more coordinating and planning, according to Linden.   “As intel, we work with multiple agencies, sift through all of the current intelligence products and gather the most pertinent data,” said Urso. “From there we analyze the threats and work with tactics to ensure that we have the safest possible routing for our aircrew.”  “Every airdrop is different, even if we go to the same place twice in a row on two different days,” said Linden. “The geo-political climate is different, the threat picture is different, and even the supported forces who are on the ground might be different day to day. Every airdrop is unique out here in the AOR and we take it drop by drop to go plan it.”  These airdrop missions, delivering critical supplies to the frontlines, are what the C-130 Hercules crews work so hard and train for, said Maj. Timothy Lang, the 386th EOSS operations officer.  “It’s a challenging mission, but any one C-130 crew would raise their hand for and jump at the opportunity to execute a combat airdrop,” said Lang. “As the OSS operations officer, I can tell you our squadron brings a team effort from numerous players who are behind the scenes, but still play a pivotal role in a mission’s success.”  From tactics to intelligence to the weather section these teams work together days before the drop, planning and preparing the aircrew for any contingency that could arise. There are aircrew flight equipment personnel, who ensure that the aircrew’s gear is functioning properly, and airfield operations personnel, who make sure everything is in order at the airfield here so that the aircrew can launch without issues. All of the operations support functions combine their efforts to ensure a safe and effective mission execution with first pass success. Source: http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1224179/386th-aew-deliver-critical-supplies-to-frontlines/  
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    • Casey
      C-130 News: Dobbins flies with more than 100 aircraft in joint forcible entry exercise
      By Casey · Posted
      As the sun slowly rose over the eastern horizon, 19 C-130 aircraft, both Hercules and Super Hercules models, made their way across the Nevada landscape. While the aircraft progressed towards their target, the gorges and canyons below seemed like nothing more than a web of cracks across the countryside. A 94th Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules and its aircrew were among these planes and, along with more than 90 other aircraft, participated in the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, hosted and led by the current graduating class of the United States Air Force Weapons School, to practice conducting large multi-platform operations within a contested degraded environment. As the sun slowly rose over the eastern horizon, 19 C-130 aircraft, both Hercules and Super Hercules models, made their way across the Nevada landscape. While the aircraft progressed towards their target, the gorges and canyons below seemed like nothing more than a web of cracks across the countryside. A 94th Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules and its aircrew were among these planes and, along with more than 90 other aircraft, participated in the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise, hosted and led by the current graduating class of the United States Air Force Weapons School, to practice conducting large multi-platform operations within a contested degraded environment. “The operation was to neutralize enemy forces within an area that severely limits our abilities, and then conduct aerial insertion of our own troops,” said Capt. Brandon Calhoun, 700th Airlift Squadron aircraft commander. “We had to deal with radar and communications jamming while also being able to maneuver the aircraft and work with our crew.” The exercise, known as JFE Vul, utilized a large formation of aircraft to conduct low-level airdrops of ground troops within a simulated enemy environment, and included objectives such as neutralizing highly-sophisticated and well-coordinated defensive capabilities. While flying, the 700th AS pilots flew at low altitudes and performed evasive maneuvers, and also flew with a host of fighter and bomber aircraft, including A-10 Thunderbolts, F-15 Strike Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons, B-1 Lancers and B-52 Stratofortresses. “During the exercise, we had to deal with air-to-air and surface-to-air threats,” said Maj. Mike McNulty, 700th AS flight navigator. “The enemy also had infrared and radio frequency jamming capabilities.” To accomplish the simulated mission, the USAFWS put together an operation that hosted a number of different platforms, totaling to more than 100 participating aircraft and 40 participating units from across the U.S. “There is a lot to be learned when integrating with other platforms,” said Calhoun. “Actually using so many different aircraft with different capabilities really prepares you to operate efficiently in a real world operation, and it is a great learning opportunity to see how to make processes better.” Because of the massive scale of the exercise, the aircrew from Dobbins had to adapt and overcome challenges not usually present in training, and through those challenges were able to better understand what to expect if there was ever such a real-world situation. “Communication was a huge challenge,” said Calhoun. “When you have more than 100 aircraft, most on the same frequency, all doing different missions, there is a lot of information. You’re constantly hearing statuses or mission calls, so you have to compartmentalize, filter, and determine what is important to your mission, all while piloting an aircraft, conducting maneuvers, and communicating with your own crew.” The exercise’s execution lasted one day, but in that short time it allowed for the 94th AW to demonstrate its capability to support the Air Force’s ability for air superiority and rapid global mobility, as well as acting in a joint command and control environment. Source: http://www.dobbins.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1224186/dobbins-flies-with-more-than-100-aircraft-in-joint-forcible-entry-exercise/
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    • Sonny
      Georgia Crazy Laws
      By Sonny · Posted
      Georgia Crazy Laws:
        Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.
        Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.
        Looking for more dumb laws? Check out DumbLaws.com!   Signs are required to be written in English.
        You have the right to commit simple battery if provoked by "fighting" words.
        No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
        It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.
        Acworth All citizens must own a rake.
        Atlanta   Against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
        One man may not be on another man's back.
        Columbus   Can't cut off a chicken's head on Sunday. It is illegal to carry a chicken by it's feet down Broadway on Sunday.
        Gainesville Chicken must be eaten with the hands.
        Jonesboro It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy"
        Kennesaw Every head of household must possess a firearm of some kind.
        Marietta Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
        St. Mary's No spitting on the sidewalk is permitted after dark.
        Quitman   Cars are not to drive on sidewalks.
        It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
    • tinyclark
      Engine RPM after startup
      By tinyclark · Posted
      Sorry, I didn't see anything but the airplane dress.  
    • tinyclark
      C-12 compass
      By tinyclark · Posted
      Hopefully that will do it.
    • Fritz Wester
      HC-130P
      By Fritz Wester · Posted
      Moffet does have a Son Tay Raider still flying.  The aircraft is 66-0212 Call Sign was Lime-01, lead tanker.
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    2017-04-28 3755 C-130E i/a 62-1801   US ARMY Fort Campbell, KY
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    2017-04-21 5763 MC-130J act 12-5763   USAF AFSOC 353 SOG Kadena AB, Japan
     
     
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    2017-02-27 5804 C-130J-30 act 14-5804   USAF AETC 314 AW 62 AS Little Rock AFB, AR
    Delivered: Delivered to Little Rock AFB. Little Rock's final C-130J delivery.