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By Railrunner130 · PostedI keep hearing end of 2019 for a basic ADS-B setup. Not sure where the engine/prop/valve housing upgrades come into play. You guys keeping the old Reno airplanes or are they being boneyarded?
By AMPTestFE · PostedWe (MTANG) have been approved for the prop & eng upgrades...finally. But it will be a couple of years before these are done. I keep looking for info on the AMP increments, but all I find is a deep black hole.
By tinyclark · PostedYou can try this site: https://www.wbparts.com/rfq/1560-00-622-7936.html or http://www.iso-parts.com/Public/Search_NSN_Results.aspx?Part=370512-1R The only manufacturer code for this item listed in the books is Lockheed.
Business one-liners 86 & 87
By Sonny · PostedBusiness one-liners 86 & 87: Never leave hold of what you've got until you've got hold of something else. Never needlessly disturb a thing at rest. Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn. Never put all your eggs in your pocket. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might be a law against it by that time. Never say "oops" after you have submitted a job. Never sleep with anyone crazier than yourself. Never tell them what you wouldn't do. Business one-liners 87: Never try to pacify someone at the height of his rage. Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. Never volunteer for anything. Never wrestle a pig; you both get dirty, and he likes it. Nice guys finish last but it is lonely at the top. No experiment is ever a complete failure; it can always be used as a bad example. No good deed goes unpunished. No man is lonely while eating spaghetti. No man's credit is as good as his money.
wounded herky award
By Ldgmz · Posted
My husband received two "Order Of The Wounded Herky" awards. One for when his plane was damaged at Tan Son Nhut air base in April 1967 and one for when another plane was damaged at Da Nang in July 1967.
By BRlang · PostedYou brought back a bad memory from my first days after getting checked out in Vietnam. I had been on my own just long enough to be dangerous. Three pallets of 175 rounds. Cant get any more routine than that. Unless you screw up and the first pallet is two locks too far forward. Thats less than a foot so how much difference can that make. 30,000 lbs makes a lot. It takes you from about 22% of MAC to a 12% of MAC. The forward limit is 14% at that weight. You can recover from nose heavy but you can't if you are tail heavy. Thank goodness for a 10,000' runway at Bien Hoa. Takeoff roll should have been about 3,000'. Plane didn't want to rotate. Finally with the yoke in his crotch and nose up trim Major Cherry got it off the ground. As soon as it was cleaned up I got a call on the headset. Hey Load, what was our CG. We only did a form "F" on the first leg and I had not slipped the load. I did a quick calculation on the slip stick and it was a couple notches under 14%. I reported back that it was "just" under 14% of MAC. Thank goodness we were going to a long runway. He was very calm and said we will add a few kts to the touch down speed and treat it as a MAX wt landing. We landed with out incident. After we unloaded I tried to hide but there are few hiding places on a C-130. He got me alone and we sat on the ramp. I was waiting for my ass chewing but being the professional that he was he calmly explained to me that no load is routine and every crew member was accountable the the other 4. He taught me more about detail in that 5 minutes and leadership than any ass chewing could ever teach. I slipped every load from that time forward regardless of how many times I had hauled it. Thank you Major Cherry for you pilot skills and leadership.
By Sonny · PostedBest friends graduating from medical school at the same time decided that in spite of two different specialties, they would open a practice together to share office space and personnel. Dr. Smith was the psychiatrist and Dr. Jones was the proctologist; they put up a sign reading: Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones: Hysterias and Posteriors. The town council was livid and insisted they change it. The docs changed it to read: Schizoids and Hemorrhoids. This was also not acceptable so they again changed the sign to read Catatonics and High Colonics - no go. Next they tried Manic Depressives and Anal Retentives -thumbs down again. Then came Minds and Behinds - still no good. Another attempt resulted in Lost Souls and Butt Holes - unacceptable again! So they tried Nuts and Butts - no way. Freaks and Cheeks - still no good. Loons and Moons -forget it. Almost at their wit's end, the docs finally came up with: Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones - Specializing in Odds and Ends.
By jconner2 · PostedDuring the Dominican Republic airlifts in late 65 early 66 we flew under EWP take-off weights. For some reason 175K sounds right but just memory.We went in to Pope and picked up the heaviest load I ever carried on an "E" model. We clipped the tops of the trees with the wheels at the end of the runway. I was a young loadie at the time and I was sure it was all my fault. I spent the flight reworking the weight and balance to make sure I hadn't screwed up. Wasn't me, just really heavy. Seems like ammo flights and Stars and Stripes delivery's were the heaviest in Vietnam. I got stuck a few times with Stars and Stripes runs and those pallets were heavy. Got to do a Jato take-off at Wheelus in Libya for some reason, don't remember why. That puppy came off the ground fast and steep.
By Sonny · PostedAt one point during a game, the coach called one of his 7-year-old hockey players aside and asked, "Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?" The little boy nodded in the affirmative. "Do you understand that what matters is not whether we win or lose, but how we play together as a team?" The little boy nodded yes. "So," the coach continued, "I'm sure you know, when a penalty is called, you shouldn't argue, curse, attack the referee, or call him nasty names." Do you understand all that?" Again the little boy nodded. He continued, "And when I call you off the ice so that another boy gets a chance to play, it's not good sportsmanship to call your coach 'a dumb a--hole', is it?" Again the little boy nodded. "Good," said the coach. "Now go over there and explain all that to your mother."
By Sonny · PostedQ. When is a retiree's bedtime?
A. Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch. Q. How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Only one, but it might take all day. Q. What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
A. There is not enough time to get everything done. Q. Why don't retirees mind being called senior citizens?
A. The term comes with a 10% discount. Q. Among retirees what is considered formal attire?
A. Tied shoes. Q. Why do retirees count pennies?
A. They are the only ones who have the time. Q. What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
A. NUTS! Q. Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
A. They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there. Q. What do retirees call a long lunch?
A. Normal Q. What is the best way to describe retirement?
A. The never-ending Coffee Break. Q. What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
A. If you cut classes, no one calls your parents. Q. Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
A. He is too polite to tell the whole truth.