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  2. Wish I had a nickle for every time I heard this!!!
  3. I stole this photo from another group. Don R.
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  5. A man asked an American Indian what was his wife's name. He replied, "She is called Five Horses". The man said, "That's an unusual name for a wife. What does it mean?" The Old Indian answered, "It is an old Indian name. It means ...." "NAG, NAG, NAG, NAG, NAG
  6. Hello~ everyone. Do you know there are rabbit faces in C-130H? Inside both main landing gear fairing door, there is groove and It is like rabbit face. Somebody know the reason? Thank you.
  7. Very Cool. All indications are that the C-130 will be around for many years to come. Maybe he will fly or maintain one in the future.
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  9. My friend J.D. passed away in Cabot, Arkansas September 8th. It came as a great shock. He will be missed. R.I.P.
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  11. Thanks Sonny I thought more people would notice this picture!!!
  12. We in the AF Reserves started using Mil-83282 around 1997-98 time frame. Everything that used hyd. fluid on our 81-84 H model C-130's was serviced with 83282 fluid. Serviced all landing gear struts with 83282. Never saw anymore 5606 after that. Retired in 2003 and were still using it then. Bill
  13. Once upon a time, allegedly, in a nice little forest, there lived an orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. By surprising coincidence both were blind from birth. One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest, and the snake was slithering through the forest, when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell down. This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit. 'Oh, my,' said the bunny, 'I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. I've been blind since birth, so, I can't see where I'm going. In fact, since I'm also an orphan, I don't even know what I am.' 'It's quite OK,' replied the snake. 'Actually, my story is much the same as yours. I, too, have been blind since birth, and also never knew my mother. Tell you what, maybe I could slither all over you, and work out what you are, so at least you'll have that going for you.' 'Oh, that would be wonderful,' replied the bunny. So the snake slithered all over the bunny, and said, 'Well, you're covered with soft fur; you have really long ears; your nose twitches; and you have a soft cottony tail. I'd say that you must be a bunny rabbit.' 'Oh, thank you! Thank you,' cried the bunny in obvious excitement. The bunny suggested to the snake, 'Maybe I could feel you all over with my paw, and help you the same way you've helped me.' So the bunny felt the snake all over, and remarked, 'Well, you're scaly and smooth, and you have a forked tongue, no backbone and no balls. I'd say you must be either an accountant, or possibly someone in senior management.'
  14. Already noticed it @Spanner tanks :) Any clue about the other Safair Hercules? And what about the Transafrik ones?
  15. This is my grandson Charlie in front of a new C-130J He said this is for Papaw!!
  16. While shopping for vacation clothes, a husband and wife passed a display of bathing suits. It had been at least ten years and twenty pounds since she had even considered buying a bathing suit, so sought her husband's advice. "What do you think?" she asked. "Should I get a bikini or an all-in-one?" "Better get a bikini," he replied. "You'd never get it all in one."
  17. Good day to you all, I would like to ask the forum for some technical help. I sale a product for cleaning landing gear struts call Strutwipe. It's a 100% lint free tightly woven cotton wipe that is saturated with either MIL-PRF-5606 or MIL-PRF-83282. When I worked for Lockheed back in the 90's, we would use 5606 for the struts. My question to the forum does the newer model C130 still use 5606 or have the struts been upgraded to 83282? Thanks for any help in advance. Best, Mark A&P and Owner of Strutwipe www.strutwipe.com
  18. Thanks for posting that link to the MAC Flyer. I have looked around the internet for years trying to find an archive for it. Spent many a winter grave shift on the LRAFB flight line driving MIKE 3 and reading the MAC Flyer when I could catch my breath.
  19. I flew a C-130 which kept having prop fluid disappear with no external leakage. The prop fluid was going to the engine oil system due to the O-ring on the plug in the propeller shaft. We replaced the O-ring and life was good again. Vic
  20. n1dp, That sounds like the L-382E/G or L-100-30 aircraft. The light will extinguish when the cabin altitude decreases to approximately 8,000 feet. I am not sure what C-130H or C-130E has this modification in their aircraft. Vic
  21. It took a while for the old brain to kick in. I remember many a Functional Check Flight checking this: Low Cabin Air Pressure Warning Light 28V ESS DC CP Side CABIN LOW PRESSURE WARNING A low cabin air pressure warning light on the copilot’s instrument panel will illuminate if the cabin altitude exceeds 10,000 feet
  22. Sonny

    One Liners

    If ignorance is bliss, most of us must be orgasmic. If it can be borrowed and it can be broken, you will borrow it and you will break it. If it doesn't make sense, it's either economics or psychology. If it doesn't work, expand it. If it happens, it must be possible. If it is good, they will stop making it. If it is incomprehensible, it's mathematics. If it is worth doing, it is worth doing for money. If it is worth doing, it is worth over-doing. If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway. If it looks too good to be true, it is too good to be true. If it says "one size fits all," it doesn't fit anyone. If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done. If it works, don't fix it! If idiots could fly, this world would be an airport. If more than one person is responsible for a miscalculation, no one will be at fault. If Murphy's Law can go wrong, it will. If not controlled, work will flow to the competent man until he submerges. If on an actuarial basis there is a 50-50 chance that something will go wrong, it will actually go wrong nine times out of ten. If only one price can be obtained for a quotation, the price will be unreasonable.
  23. My name is Steven Leventen..my father was in Vietnam flew blind bat mission over how chi min h trail he passed away in may of 2018 retired col from airforce. He was Major George leventen when he was flying. My mother and I lived in Okinawa Japan at nahal. 1967 to 1970 at the time. I was wondering if anyone flew with him
  24. Men Are Just Happier People -- What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$ 100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time . ! Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. Your belly usually hides your big hips. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder men are happier.
  25. ADULT TRUTHS: #22 is one of my favorites!! 1. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is. 2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. 3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. 4. There is great need for a sarcasm font. 5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? 6. Was learning cursive really necessary? YES!!!!! 7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. 8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. 9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind-of tired. 10. Bad decisions make good stories. 11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. 12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu-ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again. 13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to. 14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. 15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well. 16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay. 17. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger. 18. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said? 19. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters! 20. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever. 21. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time. 22. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.
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