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Spectre623

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  • First Name
    Bill
  • Last Name
    Estes
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    Near the Herk factory
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    Staying alive

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    USAF active duty 12 years, AF Reserves & Air Guard 11 years and Air Reserve Tech (ART) 18 years
    1962-2003 (41yrs total service)
    A burned out AF C-130 crew chief, scanner, flight chief, line chief, senior controller, pro super, C-141A FE, now just a plain old retired "Chief"...and loving it!
    Worked and flew on C-130 A,B,E,H, HC-H,P&N models
    Worked C-133A,RF-4C,F-105D and UH-1H Huey
    Built C-130H and L-100's for 2 years at Lockheed
    Caretaker for AC-130A 54-1623 Ghost Rider, for 7 years
    Units- (314thOMS-4442ndOMS- 4445thCCTS,Sewart AFB Tn.)-(464TAW,777thTAS Pope AFB NC)-(463rd OMS Clark AB P.I.)-(436th OMS Dover AFB Dl )-(1550th ATTW "Rescue", Hill AFB Ut)-(437MAW,20th MAS Charleston AFB SC)-(117thTRW B'ham IAP Al)-(508thTFW Hill AFB Ut)-(321st MED Det. SLC IAP Ut)-(94th AW Dobbins ARB Ga)
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    Near the Herk factory
  • Occupation
    Enjoying life and traveling

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  1. Spectre623

    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    Wow Don, never seen that before! Been on the ramp in flight before but never thought about hanging out in space. Couple of wild and crazy guys as old Steve martin used to say. Thanks for sharing .
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    We Got Some Splaining to Do

    The reporter made more of it than it really was, like they were not strapped in. Those two had their monkey straps on and pulled tight. No problem look at me in my profile picture. I'm on the ramp of my Herk with my legs hanging off Wheeee having fun in Viet Nam!! Bill
  3. Spectre623

    1st USN NP-2000 C-130T

    Just read in "Defense News" the reason the Navy Herk went down last year was a cracked prop blade that broke off and hit the aircraft. The report said the crack was not properly treated in depot where it was discovered. New procedures are in place. This is what they mean when they say "military regs" are written in blood. Very true in many cases. Sad. Bill
  4. Spectre623

    YMC-130H Credible Sport Aircraft Update

    Wonderful to see this rare bird going to a good home. To bad she couldn't have found a place at Robins AFB and been restored. Went inside the bird while it was still at Lockheed and I worked there. It was pretty well complete except for the rockets. Would love a bunch of pictures posted on this web site when she is complete. My hat is off to you guys in NY. Bill
  5. Spectre623

    C-130 Flight Crew Hearing Loss

    Way to go Billy!!
  6. Spectre623

    1st USN NP-2000 C-130T

    I think about a year. Bill
  7. Spectre623

    1st USN NP-2000 C-130T

    Nice. love those 8 blades
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