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  1. 3 points
    And the old girl is pretty much Marine proof!
  2. 2 points
    Excellent article on the Mighty Herc from AF Times: https://www.airforcetimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2018/01/24/the-c-130-hercules-is-the-perfect-airlifter/?utm_source=clavis
  3. 2 points
    Pretty much in the same boat as everyone above. Went to B-47E tech. school at Amarillo AFB and then five years in the B-47 wing at Mtn. Home. Reassigned to a classified C-30A II sqd. at Rhein-Main AB. At the time had never seen a Herc., and didn't even know such an acft. existed. On first sight I exclaimed, what the heck is that doodad on the front of the engines. No swept wings...very disappointed. From that day in June 1962 until mid 1978 I was attached to the C-130 in one way or another.
  4. 1 point
    Hi Richard, I'm one of the guys involved in the search. Just registered on here purely to let you know that once we get a decent break in the weather the physical search will commence. We think the story deserves an ending and hope one day to be able to tell his family why Paul never made it home. As others have pointed out, there's so many rumours around that it's hard to know what to believe so we take it all in and keep an open mind. There's a lot going on around the search, hopefully I can come back in a little while and give you a link once we've got everything edited and ready for publication. The transcripts of the radio communication would be great if these could be located again, I know what it's like changing computers and losing files though. Sorry I couldn't go into too much detail now, I'll update you once the website is published which will have more information. Cheers Paul Deeper Dorset
  5. 1 point
    These aren't Murphy's Laws but some of them should be: "The Law of Volunteering"--If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead. "The Law of Avoiding Oversell"--When putting cheese in a mousetrap, always leave room for the mouse. "The Law of Common Sense" --Never accept a drink from a urologist. "The Law of Reality" --Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose. "The Law of Self Sacrifice" --When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last. "The Law of Motivation" --Creativity is great, but plagiarism is faster. "Dick's Law" --You always find something in the last place you look. "Weiler's Law" --Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. "Law of Probable Dispersal" --Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed. "Law of Volunteer Labor" --People are always available for work in the past tense. "Conway's Law" --In any organization there is one person who knows what is going on. That person must be fired. "Iron Law of Distribution" --Them that has, gets. "Law of Cybernetic Entomology" --There is always one more bug. "Law of Drunkedness" --You can't fall off the floor. "Peter's Law" --The first myth of management is that it exists. "Osborne's Law" --Variables won't; constants aren't. "Main's Law" --For every action there is an equal and opposite government program. "Weinberg's Second Law" --If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would have destroyed civilization.
  6. 1 point
    Thanks for the birthday wishes guys. So far 72 years feels the same as any birthday so that is good! Sonny, I sure wish I could get my hands on that cake! Thanks again all of you, Ken
  7. 1 point
    Sorry Ken I missed your birthday, anyway happy Valentines Day, oops missed that one too.
  8. 1 point
    This is a collection of experience-obtained information about C-130 troubleshooting for systems assigned to what the USAF used to call "A/R Shop"...flight controls, landing gear, doors, and ramp. This was written for various versions of the E-model fleet back when, but probably applies in most instances to the newer models as well, since the "A/R Shop" systems haven't changed much, if at all. Use your judgement and technical requirements if you choose to refer to this publication...regard this information as helpful hints, nothing official. Hope it helps! AR_Shop_Troubleshooting_Guide.pdf~
  9. 1 point
    Chris, I didn't see your name on the birthday list, but I know it's today. You need to start visiting with us old farts here on the forum again. We miss you. Anyway, old buddy,have good one, Ken
  10. 1 point
    Hey Leland, it's your birthday. I hope you have a good one! Let's meet down at the "Dirty Dozen" ----I'll buy you a Taiwan Beer and Mongolian Barbeque. Have a nice , Ken
  11. 1 point
    Lynden Air Cargo is currently accepting applications for Pilot and Flight Engineer positions. If you love flying the Herc all over the world, give it a try! Looking at a late April, early May class start date. https://lyndenaircargo-lynden.icims.com/jobs/1666/flight-engineer/job?hub=7 https://lyndenaircargo-lynden.icims.com/jobs/1667/first-officer/job?hub=7
  12. 1 point
    1962 basic, then Jet over two engines (B-47) at Amarillo then straight to the C-130 school house at Sewart AFB TN. After 30 years on the old gal and almost 3 years building H models at Lockheed I still get a thrill when I see one fly by or when I pat Ghost Rider on the nose at the Marietta Museum. Also she put a lot of beans on my table. Bill
  13. 1 point
    Pretty much a unanimous feeling in the C130 community with people who worked on or flew the Herk.Having worked on many different types of aircraft after the 130 it remains my NUMBER 1!
  14. 1 point
    I felt the same when I was assigned to Chennault in58 aftertraining on C-130 s, B47!!!for 4 years . After A move to Lockborne and the base getting C-130s I was Happy as iwas for 33 total years
  15. 1 point
    Having little exposure to aviation prior to joining the Air Force, I was pissed when I learned that I was going to be on C-130s. Like most young men I wanted to work on the fast jets. It didn't take me long to realize that I had lucked-out and to develop a great respect and dare I say, love for the 130! "Real Planes Have props!"