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    • jpbozeman
      E-Flight Questions
      By jpbozeman · Posted
      Hi guys!  I was born in Okinawa in 1971 while my Dad was a Navigator with the 21st and involved in E-Flight.  Anyone remember the name Penton?
    • hehe
      LARS OLAUSSON HERCULES PRODUCTION LIST
      By hehe · Posted
      I am collecting these because I will be starting the production list back up.  So far I have around 6 versions of Lars' book but want to get as many as possible (hopefully every revision) so I can make a good version that will do his book justice. Ive contacted Lockheed for inputs and have access to all US tails numbers (old, new and future). Any and all inputs are welcome.  Expect a book in the next couple months.
    • Sidney Levesque
      Dyess 130 crash in Turkey circa 1980
      By Sidney Levesque · Posted
      Bob, I am looking for living relatives of the Dyess airmen lost in that crash. Please email me at [email protected]  I am volunteering my time for the Abilene Chamber's Military Affairs Committee, which is building the Dyess Memorial Park. You can read more about it here: https://dyessmemorialpark.org
    • Sidney Levesque
      Dyess 130 crash in Turkey circa 1980
      By Sidney Levesque · Posted
      I am looking for living relatives of the Dyess airmen lost in that crash. Please email me at [email protected]  I am volunteering my time for the Abilene Chamber's Military Affairs Committee, which is building the Dyess Memorial Park. You can read more about it here: https://dyessmemorialpark.org
    • Lkuest
      Fluctuating TIT,FF and TQ.
      By Lkuest · Posted
      If TIT, Fuel Flow, and Torque are all low together with no change in RPM, whatever is causing the problem is definitely fuel related. Have you run an electrical check on all wiring? Some of the electricity goes through the LH engine wiring harness, and there is a J3 lead that can cause problems. You might also hook up the TD Amp test set and shake the wiring around to try to duplicate. You should also pull the lid off the junction box next to the TD Amp and see if anything looks out of place.
    • Old A/R Guy
      C-130 News: Belgain Air Force Begins to Retire its Hercules
      By Old A/R Guy · Posted
      I learned to love the Belgies when I worked A/R shop at Rhein-Main AB in the 80's...got a call from Job Control (remember them?) on grave shift one lovely sleeting winter's night that a tramp steamer -130 from the Belgian Air Force had stopped by for some gas before continuing on home to Melsbroek, and almost went left off the runway when they hit the binders on roll-out.  Two of my guys and I went out to see what we could do for them.  Climbing up the crew door steps, we noticed that the cargo compartment was almost full of cases of Stella Artois and Chimay beer!  We new instantly that this bird had been sent to us by a Higher Power.  We fairly quickly figured out that the co-pilots side brake valve had given up the ghost (leaking) and was not doing much to apply the right MLG brakes.  By some miracle, we actually had one in stock at supply, so we R&R'd the valve in short order, and everyone was happy.  The crew was evidently very happy that they weren't going to be stuck in Germany overnight, and as a sign of their gratitude, they gave each of us a case of Stella and a case of Chimay by way of a token of appreciation!  The only problem was hiding six cases of beer from day shift and getting them out of the shop after turn-over...
    • Old A/R Guy
      Intersting loads?
      By Old A/R Guy · Posted
      Just noticed this topic today...the Saudi rote out of Rhein-Main in the 80's was a nice break from the nasty-assed German weather.  My first trip was loaded front-to-back with pallets of Charmin toilet paper cases.  At first I thought there was an outbreak of dysentery or something among the Americans all over Saudi, which could only be cured by a huge input of American toilet paper..??  Got to sandland; started helping AP push the pallets out onto the loader, when I distinctly heard every pallet load of "toilet paper" making lots of little "clinking" noises, very much like glass bottles being jostled around inside the boxes.  Turns out, that's how we used to "import" the illegal booze for all the American government outposts all over the kingdom.  Mostly Heinie Red Star and JD...
    • hehe
      LARS OLAUSSON HERCULES PRODUCTION LIST
      By hehe · Posted
      looking to buy YOUR copy of Lars' book. Started collecting them, message me or post what version you have, odds are very high that I will buy it if I dont have that revision. Thanks
    • SHELTWO
      62-1799 and 1859
      By SHELTWO · Posted
      Hello Randy, this is Bill Shelton I was on 1859 with you from 9/72 - 11/73 as your Asst. , Tom was my assigned trainer when I was first assigned to E Flt.  Are you back in Kansas?  We did have a lot of good times!!  I remember my first trip in and being tossed in the POOL!!  Hope you are doing well.
    • smiff
      Crew chief took off in a 130
      By smiff · Posted
      Hi Richard, I'm one of the guys involved in the search. Just registered on here purely to let you know that once we get a decent break in the weather the physical search will commence.  We think the story deserves an ending and hope one day to be able to tell his family why Paul never made it home. As others have pointed out, there's so many rumours around that it's hard to know what to believe so we take it all in and keep an open mind. There's a lot going on around the search, hopefully I can come back in a little while and give you a link once we've got everything edited and ready for publication.  The transcripts of the radio communication would be great if these could be located again, I know what it's like changing computers and losing files though. Sorry I couldn't go into too much detail now, I'll update you once the website is published which will have more information. Cheers Paul Deeper Dorset
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    • Sonny
      Stealing Watermelons
      By Sonny · Posted
      Some kids were stealing watermelons from a local farmer's watermelon patch. So the farmer made a sign and posted it in the field. The next day, the kids showed up and saw the sign which read, "Warning! One of the watermelons in this field has been injected with cyanide." The kids ran off, made their own sign and posted it next to the farmer's. That morning the farmer saw that no watermelons were missing. Then he saw the sign next to his which read, "Now there are two!"
    • Sonny
      These aren't Murphy's Laws......
      By Sonny · Posted
      These aren't Murphy's Laws but some of them should be: "The Law of Volunteering"--If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead.
      "The Law of Avoiding Oversell"--When putting cheese in a mousetrap, always leave room for the mouse.
      "The Law of Common Sense" --Never accept a drink from a urologist.
      "The Law of Reality" --Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose.
      "The Law of Self Sacrifice" --When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last.
      "The Law of Motivation" --Creativity is great, but plagiarism is faster.
      "Dick's Law" --You always find something in the last place you look.
      "Weiler's Law" --Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.
      "Law of Probable Dispersal" --Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
      "Law of Volunteer Labor" --People are always available for work in the past tense.
      "Conway's Law" --In any organization there is one person who knows what is going on. That person must be fired.
      "Iron Law of Distribution" --Them that has, gets.
      "Law of Cybernetic Entomology" --There is always one more bug.
      "Law of Drunkedness" --You can't fall off the floor.
      "Peter's Law" --The first myth of management is that it exists.
      "Osborne's Law" --Variables won't; constants aren't.
      "Main's Law" --For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
      "Weinberg's Second Law" --If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would have destroyed civilization.
    • Sonny
      Wedding Ceremony
      By Sonny · Posted
      At a wedding ceremony, the pastor asked if anyone had anything to say concerning the union of the bride and groom. It was their time to stand up and talk, or forever hold their peace. The moment of utter silence was broken by a young beautiful woman carrying an infant. She started walking toward the pastor slowly. Everything quickly turned to chaos. The bride slapped the groom. The groom's mother fainted. The groomsmen started giving each other looks and wondering how best to help save the situation. The pastor asked the woman, "Can you tell us why you came forward? What do you have to say?" The woman replied, "We can't hear in the back."

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