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    • Sonny
      Bus For Alaska
      By Sonny · Posted
      Bus For Alaska
          Fay Chester was a busy housewife with a demanding husband, six children and a large house. The only relief she got from her chores was the twice-a-week bridge game she shared with a dozen other women. The only flaw in the bridge club relationship was that Fay loved to tell off-color stories and the girls didn't want to hear them.

      To teach Fay a lesson, the other women decided that the next time she told an off-color story, they'd just get up, walk out, meet at another home but without Fay.

      Sure enough, at the next meeting, Fay started, "You know, girls, there's a rumor going around that a busload of prostitutes will be leaving in the morning for that big gold find up in Alaska, and they say...." Just then, the women all stood up and started for the door. Fay was disconcerted but only for a moment, then she understood what was going on and said, "Hey! Girls! Hold on, hold on! There's plenty of time 'cause the bus doesn't leave till morning!"
    • bayoubeast
      Dyess 130 crash in Turkey circa 1980
      By bayoubeast · Posted
      It happened for sure. I lost a buddy I was stationed with in Sinop.  We hopped home together on leave and were hopping back together.  I backed out at the last second and decided to pay for a Pan Am ticket and stay home extra couple of days.  I dont remember details except it was 1980.
    • BRlang
      Enlisted Drone Pilots
      By BRlang · Posted
      Larry, with due respect I will add my support to the Airforce using enlisted men to fly drones. I was a C-130 loadmaster at CCK. The lowest rank for an AC I flew with was Captain and the highest was Lt. Col. They were in command of the Aircraft and the Crew that worked for them. They made the final decision on everything we did. On occasions they would ask for our input and it was all in are none. Example little before sunset we had hydraulic fluid pouring from number two while sitting on the ground at a dirt strip that was hot. It was little before sunset and he wanted to do engine shut down right after rotation and climb out on three engines. It was an all or none decision. I call that leadership. He was in command of a flight crew. For a drone there is no command required. You are in charge of the joy stick and nothing else. Targets are identified and assigned. I was proud enlisted puke. ( I can fly an airplane too).  
    • Sonny
      Hearing Problem
      By Sonny · Posted
      Larry goes to the revival and listens to the preacher.

      After awhile the preacher asks anyone with needs to be prayed over to come forward to the front at the altar.

      Larry gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks:

      "Larry, what do you want me to pray about for you?"

      Larry replies: "Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing."

      The preacher puts one finger in Larry's ear, and he places the other hand on top of Larry's head and prays and prays and prays.

      After a few minutes, the preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks Larry:

      "Larry, how is your hearing now?"

      Larry says, "I don't know, Reverend, it's not until next Wednesday."
    • jconner2
      Crew chief took off in a 130
      By jconner2 · Posted
      Just came home from a vacation in Vancover and Victoria.  While in Victoria we took a bus tour to Buchart Gardens.  Th driver was English and I mentioned I had a business there in the 90's and was TDY to Mildenhall in the 60's.  He mentioned he worked for a newspaper near Mildenhall and had reported on the Paul Myer's story.  I mentioned that it was still a topic on the C-130 forum.  We had a nice discussion and it was quite a coincidence.  He remembered Paul's name.  Seems a really small world sometimes.
    • Robert Podboy
      Enlisted Drone Pilots
      By Robert Podboy · Posted
      airmen flying Global Hawk http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/21/enlisted-drone-pilots-to-get-same-bonus-pay-as-officers-cody.html
    • hlg6016
      Outboard Hard Point and Pylon Limits
      By hlg6016 · Posted
      I'm going on memory with this, During the late 70's to early 80's Marine F models had their outer wings replaced along with some other work for a service life extension program. The B model wings where replaced with E model wings that also had the points for external tanks along with pods. In the 00's external tanks got slung on them before they went to the boneyard, They came from the factory with low level control valves wired up limiting the outboard tanks to 7 or 7.5k fuel.
    • fltsload
      Outboard Hard Point and Pylon Limits
      By fltsload · Posted
      If I remember correctly, it's 5,000 lbs..  
    • Sonny
      Gold Coin
      By Sonny · Posted
      Gold Coin
        One day on the way home from work, I stopped at the local Pharmacy and while I was checking out, I picked up some candy to take home for me and my 7-year old son. It was a bag of Gold Coins (Gold Foil- covered chocolate candy coins).

      There were many sizes, from dime to dollar. I took the bag home, and me and my son opened the bag and ate all of the coins, my son taking the bigger dollar-sized ones and me taking the smaller ones.

      The next day, my wife, my son and I stopped at the Pharmacy again to pick up a few things. While my wife and I were shopping, we noticed that my son had picked up a Gold Coin Condom. Before we could catch him, he took it up to the counter and asked the Pharmacist, "What's this?"

      The woman, looking very serious, said, "That's a condom, son."

      To which my son replied, "My daddy BOUGHT me some of these yesterday!"

      With a disgusted look on her face, the Pharmacist replied, "Those are NOT for children, young man."

      And finally, my son replied, "Then I'll buy this one for my Daddy. He likes the LITTLE ones!"
    • tinyclark
      Outboard Hard Point and Pylon Limits
      By tinyclark · Posted
      Railrunner is correct, the fittings have been installed on the rear and front beams since Christ was a corporal, I do believe. They are in the drawing dated 1958. We had electronic pods for the E-model birds we had at Ramstein that went out there.  Don't know any weight limitations. 
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