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Atouk

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core_pfieldgroups_2

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    Steve
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    Estes
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    Gulf Breeze, FL

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  • core_pfield_12
    Cabot, AR
  • Occupation
    Retired
  1. My friend J.D. passed away in Cabot, Arkansas September 8th. It came as a great shock. He will be missed. R.I.P.
  2. I was just thinking about the remaining AD herk squadrons. Just a shell of what we have had. Yokota (1), Dyess (2), Little Rock (2) I consider the 62 as an RTU, but is AD, Elmendorf (1), and Ramstein (1). Not including Special Ops. 7 Worldwide. Downsizing and so forth. What a shame.
  3. Atouk

    0543

    I remember. I was on the 50th crew that day. We were going to do Lapes training. I'll never forget that one. Wow, 35 years...RIP to my fellow aviators.
  4. The winged lion (Griffin) came into existence in the eighties. From what I remember is was an Air Force approved patch.
  5. Atouk

    Altitude

    We were able to get to FL 310 during a cross country of the US. Just hanging there.
  6. I remember the wing separation incident. I was the 50th crew that cancelled that mission. We were to do LAPES that day. It's funny how they blamed pilot error, when the red, white and green wing limitations came out due to cracks.
  7. Heard through the grapevine the 50th is closing. I had heard they were an associate (AD) sq, Any news is appreciated.
  8. I guess my memory was off slightly. I will never forget that one.
  9. Bob, The 50 AS had a fatal accident in I think Feb of '79. We lost our Squadron Commander. This was a result of a throttle cable failure. Remember, all Herks were grounded until checked?
  10. I haven't posted in a long time, but I am glad that we are finally equipping our active duty with the airframes that we have been long overdue!
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