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  2. Hello everyone, I would have liked to have explanations about these strange markings on the tail of this plane. Thanks for your help. Laurent.
  3. An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him, "How do you expect to get into Heaven? The boy thought it over and said, "Well, I'll just run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, 'For Heaven's Sake, Jimmy, come in or stay out!'"
  4. 382-28-24 Lightning Protection For Tanks With Wall Thickness Less Than 0.080 Inch
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  6. Jake had proposed to young Gina, and was being interviewed by his prospective father-in-law. “Do you think you are earning enough to support a family?” the older man asked the suitor. “Yes, Sir,” replied Jake, “I’m sure I am.” “Think carefully now,” said Gina’s father. “There are twelve of us…”
  7. Can anyone provide me the service bulletin on this?
  8. New USAF Base in Niger Begins Limited Operations 8/15/2019 —Brian Everstine USAF airmen assigned to the 409th Air Expeditionary Group watch as a C-130J Super Hercules taxis in at Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger, on Aug. 3, 2019. The C-130 landing marked the next step in airfield evaluations by starting Visual Flight Rules operations at the base. Air Force photo by SSgt. Devin Boyer. The Air Force’s new operating base in central Niger began its first regular operations this month, with C-130s flying limited missions into the facility, the service announced Aug. 15. The US military was waiting on Nigerien approval to start operations at the base, US Africa Command and US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa officials told Air Force Magazine. USAFE-AFAFRICA said the Nigerien Civil Aviation Authority, Nigerien air force, and USAF reached an agreement to start limited “visual flight rules” operations Aug. 1. A C-130J from the 409th Air Expeditionary Group landed at the base two days later. VFR flights are part of the airfield assessments and procedure development that must take place before an installation begins full operations, the Air Force said. Unmanned MQ-9s are slated to start flying missions at Air Base 201, near the village of Agadez, by the end of the year as well. The Air Force launched its largest-ever construction project in 2016. “Air Base 201 gives Niger and the US incredible capability in a challenging region of the world,” USAFE Commander Gen. Jeff Harrigian said in the Aug. 15 release. “This joint-use runway allows for a better response to regional security requirements and provides strategic access and flexibility.” A US Africa Command official, during an interview with Air Force Magazine at the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, said the base will serve as a hub for operations in the region. The 323rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron will fly Reapers out of the installation. The MQ-9’s ability to loiter for hours “gives us a lot of good options” in the region, a second AFRICOM official told Air Force Magazine. Constructing the base was a long-term, logistically complex process because of its location and the lack of infrastructure surrounding it, the first official said. C-130s flew in basic supplies for personnel about once a week, including food supplies, spare parts, and workers. Large materials and equipment used to build the base were delivered by ship to a port on the western coast of Africa, then took a three-week journey from the port to the construction site by truck. The Air Force also has an existing presence at Nigerien Air Base 101, near the capital city of Niamey. Together, the bases will give the Air Force a large, persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance presence in a country that has been a hotbed for extremist activity. For example, the 2017 ambush of Green Berets in the village of Tongo Tongo took place in the same region of Niger. The US has a 10-year lease agreement at the base, according to AFRICOM.
  9. If fluctuation is in all modes,Most probably cause of valve housing.
  10. Every time during decending rpm travel 99.5 to 100.5 at all modes ( Mechanical and normal mode even synchrophaser off) with frequency. Fuel flow and tit stable and no fluctuations. Rpm stable at level flight and on ground.
  11. Hello, at that time ur prop is in normal governing mode or in mechanical mode? If fluctuation is in both modes then change v/Housing filter and then valve housing. Most probably cause of valve governor. Regards
  12. Fluctuations allowable, above crossover: 1.5 Below flt idl: 1, what is allowable range of below crossover?? Because during decending throttle remain in-between flt idl and crossover. I did not do pitchlock Ckeck. Can you describe for my understanding why it is important as everyone rpm stable and only fluctuates during decending. Thanks
  13. yes, thats it. if your rpm flux is only +-0.5 you appear to be within limits. however, if the crew is uncomfortable you will have to do something. out of curiousity, did you do a fuel governing and pitchlock check?
  14. Thank you pjvr99. By weather I meant cloud. Every time during decending rpm travel 99.5 to 100.5 at all modes with frequency. Fuel flow and tit stable and no fluctuations. Did you mean bellow crossover 1.5 total travel allowable? If it is can you send me a screenshot or if you can send me to pmostafiz@gmail.com. If fuel flow and tit stable, should I go to Fcu? I am thinking about V/H. What is your opinion?
  15. Thank you pjvr99. By weather I meant cloud. Every time during decending rpm travel 99.5 to 100.5 at all modes with frequency. Fuel flow and tit stable and no fluctuations. Did you mean bellow crossover 1.5 total travel allowable? If it is can you send me a screenshot or if you can send me to pmostafiz@gmail.com. If fuel flow and tit stable, should I go to Fcu? I am thinking about V/H. What is your opinion?
  16. if by weather you mean cloud or rain, changes in air density going into compressor will be detected by fcu cip & cit probes. as the throttle is already pulled back, a weak valve housing may not be able to hold the rpm steady. 1c-130h-2-71jg-00-1 gives rpm 1.5% total travel with throttle below flight idle, and 1.0% with throttle above x-over and more than 8000"lb torque. valve housing change is the quicker fix, but you may end up changing fcu. as an after-thought, check the time on dome quad-seals.
  17. 7b engine: #2 engine rpm fluctuation about 1% during decending and when goes through the weather. NTS gap is OK and plunger looks good. Any experience about this?
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  20. Posted On Wednesday, 07 August 2019 09:41 Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, is awarded $16,465,887 for modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract . This modification increases the ceiling of the contract to procure consumable parts and material, technical publications and engineering services in support of the C/KC-130J aircraft. The Lockheed Martin KC-130 is the basic designation for a family of the extended-range tanker version of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft modified for aerial refueling. The KC-130J is the latest variant operated by the United States Marine Corps, Work will be performed in Marietta, Georgia (84.5%); Miramar, California (2.5%); Cherry Point, North Carolina (2.5%); Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2.5%); Fort Worth, Texas (2.5%); Abdullah Al-Mubarak Air Base, Kuwait (2.5%); Iwakuni, Japan (2.5%); and Greenville, South Carolina (0.5%), and is expected to be completed in December 2019.
  21. Yes, Robins discovered a rainbow with an 18" crack on the CWB side (OEM installed rainbow in 1992 model) and another crack on a node, hence the concern.
  22. Gomer Pyle (loadmaster) passed away earlier this month in Niceville, FL. He was 78 years old. I knew him from our days in the 463rd TCW in the mid-1960's at Clark AB. I flew with him again from the late 1990's to mid-2003 on the DC-10 at Gemini Air Cargo. RIP. my good friend. Don R.
  23. Mr. Caudill (and anyone else who might have information), My father, Thomas Terrell, was killed in the 1982 crash. He was a civilian. I know very little about why he was there and on that flight. I'd really like to find out more. I appreciate any information you can provide. Thank you.
  24. Saw this article yesterday ..... https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/08/08/air-force-pauses-flight-ops-for-more-than-a-hundred-c-130s-after-atypical-cracking-found/
  25. Sonny

    Blind Date

    An 85-year-old widow went on a blind date with a 90-year-old man. When she returned to her daughter's house later that night, she seemed upset. "What happened, Mother?" the daughter asked. "I had to slap his face three times!" "You mean he got fresh?" "No," she answered. "I thought he was dead!"
  26. Does anyone know of a service bulletin that calls out measuring the skin thickness of the one-piece external tanks? P/N 388236-1. I have three SFAR 88 SBs, not one of them specifies minimum thickness.
  27. Yes. The problem has been solved. We applied sealant to tank #2 and allowed it to cure very well. Now, there is no more leak and the aircraft is back in service.
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