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    • edlmann
      C-130A forward cargo doors
      By edlmann · Posted
      Two Air Force Crosses in one flight, for starters.  See Spare 617.
    • edlmann
      C-130A forward cargo doors
      By edlmann · Posted
      I'd also swear that I saw a Marine bird at Danang in the '71-'72 time frame with an open forward cargo door.
    • edlmann
      C-130A forward cargo doors
      By edlmann · Posted
      We had 61-2367  (3712) and 61-2372 (3717) at CCK in '71 to '73.  Both had sealed forward cargo doors, but the hand pumps were still in place.  Come to think of it, i think other early "E" models had the pumps installed, although the door had never been installed.  Aircraft assembled by a committee?
    • GVS
      Engine Starting Cycle
      By GVS · Posted
      I remember using "hot day start" on A models when starting engines without external power applied and losing the ATM.All GTC bleed air went toward spinning #3 up to starter cut out speed.A little scary the first time it happened to you and more so if it happened at night.A flashlight handy was a must! If the engine start check list was adhered to and #3 generators were selected on, as soon #3 was on speed,the lights came on and you could start breathing again.    
    • Sonny
      Parking Ticket
      By Sonny · Posted
      I went to the shop the other day. I was only in there for about 5 minutes and when I came out, there was a  traffic officer writing a parking ticket for over-running the meter.

      So I went up to him and said,

      "Come on, how about giving a man a break?"

      He ignored me and continued writing the ticket.

      So I called him a pencil-necked Nazi. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for also having parked partially on the pavement!!

      So I called him a son of a mutant pig. He finished the second ticket and put it on the car with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket!!

      This went on for about 20 minutes and the more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. I didn't give a darn.

      My car was parked around the corner...
    • NATOPS1
      Engine Starting Cycle
      By NATOPS1 · Posted
      Depends... On your model aircraft, starting air source as well as definition of "ALL" electrical power loss meaning AC and DC and at what point RPM the power loss occurred. If you have Engine Bleed Air Regulator valves they will close (Spring loaded closed when de-energized) and your starter control valve is also spring loaded closed when de-energized. If you have an APU the solenoid fuel valve will be de-energize closed resulting in loss of air so if the power loss occurred prior to 50% or so the engine would stall and overtemp without engine instrument indications. In "older" aircraft NATOPS has a CAUTION about loss of the GTC during start (first engine) requiring the condition lever be placed in feather in case of loss of power "opening of the Battery Relay" as no power would be available to close the fuel control shutoff valve. 
    • n1dp
      AC Ext power interlocking Systen
      By n1dp · Posted
      The late Dam Wilson used his vast experience to clarify this a few years back. Got me corrected too, as this old Aviation Electrician goofed it up as well. Never had to repair the external power circuit; pretty bullet proof.
    • Sonny
      Sleeping Truck Driver
      By Sonny · Posted
      After driving for about six hours, a trucker decides to pull over and sleep for a little while. As soon as he falls asleep, he is awoken by some knocks on the door of the cab.

      "Can you tell me the time, please?" asks a jogger.

      "Yeah, it's 4:30," answers the trucker. He falls asleep again, but he is awoken again by another jogger who wants to know the time.

      "It's 4:40!" yells the trucker. Deciding to really try to sleep a little, he writes on a piece of paper: I DON'T KNOW THE TIME. He sticks the paper in his windshield.

      But he is awoken again. 'It's 5:25," says another jogger.
    • Sonny
      Difficult Case
      By Sonny · Posted
      Two psychiatrists were at a convention. As they conversed over a drink, one asked, "What was your most difficult case?"   The other replied, "I had a patient who lived in a pure fantasy world. He believed that an uncle in South America was going to die and leave him a fortune. All day long he waited for a letter to arrive from an attorney. He never went out, he never did anything, he merely sat around and waited for this fantasy letter from this fantasy uncle. I worked with this man eight years."   "What was the result?"   "It was an eight-year struggle. Every day for eight years, but I finally cured him. And then that stupid letter arrived!"
    • tinyclark
      AC Ext power interlocking Systen
      By tinyclark · Posted
      From what I understand, there are two different power units that can be used on the herc. The power units of one type have pins E & F shorted, the other does not. So, it could cause a problem with the power unit that doesn't have the pins shorted inside the unit. I found one thing in a book and I cannot remember which one, but all it stated was what I just wrote.  I do not have any books for the ground power units.
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