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    When I flew on the C-121J we closed the cowl flaps and oil cooler flap to reduce drag.
  3. ADULT TRUTHS: 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? 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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  5. Toward the end of the Sunday service, the Minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?" 80% held up their hands. The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one man, Walter Barnes. "Mr Barnes, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?" "I don't have any," he replied gruffly. "Mr Barnes, that is very unusual. How old are you?" "Ninety-eight," he replied. The congregation stood up and clapped their hands. "Oh, Mr Barnes, would you please come down in front and tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years and not have an enemy in the world?" The old golfer tottered down the aisle, stopped in front of the pulpit, turned around, faced the congregation, and said simply, "I outlived them all" - and he calmly returned to his seat
  6. Four More Guard Wings Tapped for Upgrade to C-130J Sept. 14, 2023 | By Greg Hadley The Air Force has selected four more Air National Guard wings to transition to the new C-130J Super Hercules, a key inflection point as the Guard modernizes. The C-130Js feature a roomier, “stretched” fuselage, more powerful engines with composite six-blade propellers, and digital avionics and mission computers. That means J’s can fly faster, higher, and farther than the C-130H. The four wings receiving new C-130Js in place of H-models: 103rd Airlift Wing, in Connecticut 120th Airlift Wing, in Montana 133rd Airlift Wing, in Minnesota 182nd Airlift Wing, in Illinois Each wing is getting eight C-130Js, with the timeline to be determined, according to a release. Final approval of the plan is pending as the Air Guard awaits completion of an environmental impact study no later than fiscal 2025. Six other Guard wings are already flying or scheduled to receive the C-130J: 123rd Airlift Wing, in Kentucky 130th Airlift Wing, in West Virginia 136th Airlift Wing, in Texas 143rd Airlift Wing, in Rhode Island 146th Airlift Wing, in California 165th Airlift Wing, in Georgia Additionally, the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing has been selected to host the Guard’s C-130J Formal Training Unit, gaining four C-130Js in addition to its existing C-130H schoolhouse. The 165th Wing in Georgia is the latest unit to make the transition to the J model. Its last C-130H departed Savannah Air National Guard Base, Ga., on Aug. 18, and the newer aircraft are slated to start arriving in December. Once the latest four wings receive their new airframes, the Guard will have more J-models than H’s, with just five units still flying the older model: 139th Airlift Wing, in Missouri 152nd Airlift Wing, in Nevada 153rd Airlift Wing, in Wyoming 166th Airlift Wing, in Delaware 179th Airlift Wing, in Ohio The Guard is catching up to the Active-Duty force, which has already completed its transition from the C-130H. 4 Air National Guard locations chosen for next C-130H to C-130J upgrades Published Sept. 14, 2023 Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force selected 103rd Airlift Wing (Hartford, Connecticut), 120th Airlift Wing (Great Falls, Montana), 133rd Airlift Wing (Minneapolis), and 182nd Airlift Wing (Peoria, Illinois), as the preferred locations to receive C-130J Super Hercules to replace their aging C-130Hs, pending the outcome of environmental assessments. A total of eight C-130J aircraft will be used to recapitalize the aging C-130H fleet at each location. This significant series upgrade will require new flight qualification for pilots and loadmasters transitioning airframes. Any excess in manpower due to this shift will be repurposed through the Air National Guard corporate process and will vary by location. The Air National Guard will analyze each unit to determine the bed down sequencing timelines. The Department of the Air Force will now conduct an environmental impact analysis at each location, which are expected to be completed in fiscal year 2025 before a final decision is made. Scott Ward
  7. Using a Flow vs Pressure chart, at 24 PSI flow thru the primer valve should be approximately 7 US gallons in 30 seconds.
  8. Hi everyone…. please tell me location of center wing serial number strip??? how to know center wing serial number???
  9. I was assigned to the AMST SPO at Wright-Patterson from 1976-1980 and was attached to the Test Wing to get my monthly flying time as a loadmaster on the C-130s. I flew on both 55-0022 and 55-0024 for several years. I was immensely gratified to discover that by the time I got there in 1976, both had been converted to 4-bladed props! Have been flying on commercial A-models since 2002, one of which is 55-0008 (N120TG) most recently used in the DARPA GREMLINS program, to deploy and later recover an X-6A from a C-130 (55-0008/N120TG).
  10. C-130H 80-0326, has been repainted to wear C-130H #91-9141 (previously assigned to NFARS) and parked on display at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY.
  11. Philosophers Of the Century ... Betsy Salkind... Men are like linoleum floors. Lay 'em right and you can walk all over them for thirty years. Jean Kerr.. The only reason they say 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats. Prince Philip... When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. Harrison Ford... Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself. Spike Milligan... The best cure for Sea Sickness, is to sit under a tree. Jean Rostand... Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a conqueror Arnold Schwarzenegger... Having more money doesn't make you happier. I have 50 million dollars but I'm just as happy as when I had 48 million. WH Auden... We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea. Jonathan Katz... In hotel rooms, I worry. I can't be the only guy who sits on the furniture naked. Johnny Carson... If life were fair, Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead. Steve Martin... Hollywood must be the only place on earth where you can be fired by a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap. Jimmy Durante... Home cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is. George Roberts. The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. Jonathan Winters... If God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport. Robert Benchley... I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it. John Glenn... As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. David Letterman... America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked. Howard Hughes... I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. Dammit, I'm a billionaire. Old Italian proverb.. After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box.
  12. What tiny said...
  13. Is this aircraft still available for sale?
  14. A very elderly gentleman walks into an upscale cocktail lounge. He is in his mid nineties, very well dressed, hair well groomed, great looking suit, flower in his lapel and smelling slightly of a good after shave. He presents a very well looked after image. Seated at the bar is an elderly really classy looking lady, (mid eighties). The sharp old gentleman walks over and sits alongside her. He orders a Manhattan. He takes a sip. He slowly turns to her and says, "So tell me, do I come here often?"
  15. Still hard to troubleshoot with an unknown system.
  16. Silly Dictionary: Arbitrator \ar'-bi-tray-ter\: A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonald's. Avoidable \uh-avoy'-duh-buhl\: What a bullfighter tries to do. Burglarize \bur'-gler-ize\: What a crook sees with. Counterfeiters \kown-ter-fit-ers\: Workers who put together kitchen cabinets. Eclipse \i-klips'\: What an English barber does for a living. Eyedropper \i'-drop-ur\: A clumsy ophthalmologist. Heroes \hee'-rhos\: What a guy in a boat does. Left Bank \left' bangk'\: What the robber did after his bag was full of loot. Misty \miss'-tee\: How golfers create divots. Paradox \par'-of-docks\: Two physicians. Parasites \par'-uh-sites\: What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower Pharmacist \farm'-uh-sist\: A helper on the farm. Polarize \po'-lur-ize\: What penguins see with. Primate \pri'-mate\: Removing your spouse from in front of the TV. Relief \ree-leaf'\: What trees do in the spring. Rubberneck \rub'-er-nek\: What you do to relax your wife. Seamstress \seem'-stress\: Describes 250 pounds in a size six. Selfish \sel'-fish\: What the owner of a seafood store does. Subdued \some-dood'\: Like, a guy, like, who works on one of those, like, submarines, man. Sudafed \soo'-da-fed\: Bringing litigation against a government official
  17. Not for what he is seeing and he should be able to duplicate it on the ground. Alt Select isn't going to cause porpoising, that function still comes from the Flight Director Computer.
  18. Bad air data control for the associated side you're hitting Alt Hold on. Your problem isn't an autopilot one, it's a flight director one. What you're seeing is called "Porpoising." Turn on your ADI's/HSI's, hit alt hold, and have someone watch the command bars while you hit the little red button on the air data control of the associated side. If they *DO NOT* see it go offscale, you have discovered the bad ADC. Next swap your Flight Director Computers between each other, if the problem follows, you have your answer. Next check your cable tension. If it is low, you're not getting the proper action out of the feedback loop and you'll see porpoising. If that doesn't work, hook your pitot static tester to one or the other and leak test it. You might be getting cabin pressurized air into that system. Lastly, Do the X formation if you have EFI's, i.e. put your pilot's upper EFI in the copilot's lower, copilot's upper in the pilot's lower, etc. (I'm assuming you're equipped with them and have an H3) otherwise, just swap the ADI/HSI's from side to side and see if the problem persists. If even that doesn't get it figured out for you, check the relay in the back of the hellhole. When you get all the way to the back, it is down on the junction box just fore of the hellhole and it will be the bottom one there. You might have a loose wire/pin or that relay took a crap. Unfortunately, you CAN NOT put the #2 Air Data Control into the #1 position and do a little swapology... well you technically can put it there, but it won't work right.
  19. On his 74th birthday, a man got a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation that was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction. After being persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his ticket to the medicine man, and wondered what he was in for. The medicine man slowly, methodically produced a potion, handed it to him, and with a grip on his shoulder, warned, 'This is powerful medicine. It must be respected. You take only teaspoonful, and then say '1-2-3.' When you do that, you will become manlier than you have ever been in your life, and you can perform as long as you want." The old man was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?" "Your partner must say '1-2-3-4,'" he responded, "but when she does, the medicine will not work again until next full moon." The old man was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom. When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!" Immediately, he was the manliest of men. His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes, and then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?" And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition, because we could end up with a dangling participle.
  20. An Old Farmer's Advice: * Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong. * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance. * Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. * A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. * Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled. * Meanness don't jes' happen overnight. * Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads. * Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. * It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge. * You cannot unsay a cruel word. * Every path has a few puddles. * When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty. * The best sermons are lived, not preached. * Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen, anyway. * Don't judge folks by their relatives. * Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. * Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time. * Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none. * Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. * If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'. * Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got. * The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'' * Always drink upstream from the herd. * Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment. * Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in. * If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. * Live simply Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. *Leave the rest to God.
  21. 165th Airlift Wing bids farewell to last C-130H Hercules A C-130 Hercules aircraft formerly assigned to the 165th Airlift Wing (AW), Savannah Air National Base, Georgia, lifts off the runway at Savannah/Hilton-Head International Airport August 18, 2023. The C-130H Hercules aircraft, which has been flown by Savannah aircrews for 41 years, will continue being flown at the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard as the 165 AW prepares to receive its first new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft by the end of December 2023.
  22. KC-130 from VMGR-252 MCAS Cherry Pt NC
  23. AD gates but the are rated at 5000 like all the non floor mounted rings.
  24. That is exactly what you are testing but also during test you "simulate" the wheels rotating (lights out) and the system control box should "release the brakes" (lights come on)
  25. Some non operator somewhere calculated the flow rate and figured it was long enough based on the size of the pipes... But FWIW based on the pump rated output and the size of the pipe as well as the distance needed to travel one could (or has) figure out how much time is needed.
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    Closed keeps cold air out and prevents cold soaking the oil inside the cooler.
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