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  2. Hi, I knew two guys that came to Naha when I was there from 1967 to Mar 69 that both came from Sewart. I think at the same time. t least in 1968 sometime. One was Gary Levesque from Washington & the other was John Eggers. I am not sure where he was from. John had re-enlisted and was on his second tour. Gary was my roommate and if you knew him, you wouldn't forget him. He was very outspoken and funny, and also sometimes annoying🥴. He was engine run qualified, and also knew more about the C-130 than anybody I have ever known (he was under 4)! If you knew them, let me know. I may have some stories. 😃 Ken
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  4. Women Drivers I tell you, women drivers are a hazard to traffic. Driving to work this morning on the freeway, I looked over to my left and there was a woman in a Mustang doing 65 miles per hour with her face up next to her rear view mirror putting on her eyeliner! I looked away for a couple seconds and when I looked back she was halfway over in my lane. It scared me so bad I dropped my electric shaver in my coffee, and it spilled all over my cell phone!
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  6. Ssgt John Wallace I stationed at Sewart AFB assigned to the 61 squadron from March 1966 thru Nov 7 1969. I was cc on 64531 for over 2 years I also crewed 64529 for a while and another one but don’t remember the tail #. I took 64531 on two 90 day TDYs to Mildenhall England and from there all over Europe, parts of N Africa and Middle East. My final 8 months I was engine run certified and was on call 24 hrs a day 7 a week. I was assigned to the 61 squadron but also ran engines for the 62 squadron. That was when the AF offered everyone a 6 month early out. Most of the skilled airmen got out. Due family reasons I stayed in. Mistake mistake mistake!!! My other job besides being on call 24/7 testing engines on the flight line I was assigned to the phase dock under Msgt Cannon. Pure hell. I have been able to keep up with one fellow airman Tom Gargis over the past 52 years. Any other airmen out there that assigned to the 61 squadron who worked on the flight line or phase dock please respond. I would love to hear from you. I am living in Georgetown SC. Wife and I are retired now.
  7. I'm trying to find anyone stationed there with John Wallace. He was a flight mechanic on C-130s. I know he was there from 1966-1969.
  8. Have thought a lot about the 1980 crash.you see my band, country unlimited, was supposed to go on the first flight around the sites, but, due to an alert, all our members could not go. We played at the club that night when they told us the plane had gone down. All lost. I had heard the lightning or missile cause as well. Still I wonder. I rotated before any other morale flights, if there were any. I was saddened by loss of life, especially their drummer because he was not military, we know we take a chance every day, he didn't have to. And then it hits that that could have have my band...me...and that is sobering. To their families though it was long time ago, sorry for your loss. I cant believe I finally found something about that event. Reading has brought back a lot of emotions. I was ssgt jim howard, air transportation air freight, whatever you want tocall it.
  9. The Bible According to Kids: The following statements about the Bible were written by children and have not been retouched or corrected (i.e., bad spelling has been left in.) In the first book of the Bible, Guinesses, God got tired of creating the world, so he took the Sabbath off. Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark because Noah built the ark, which the animals came to in pears. Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night. The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with unsympathetic Genitals. Samson was a strong man who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like Delilah. Samson slew the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles. Moses led the Hebrews to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread without any ingredients. The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to find the ten commendments. The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple. The seventh commandment is "Thou shalt not admit adultery". Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol. The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him. David was a Hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. He fought with the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times. Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines. When Mary heard that she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the Magna Carta. Then the three Wise Guys from the east arrived and found Jesus in the manager. Jesus was born because Mary had an Immaculate Contraption. St. John, the blacksmith, dumped water on his head. Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says do one to others before they do one to you. He also explained that "Man does not live by sweat alone". It was a miricle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the tombstone off the entrance. The people who followed Jesus were called the 12 decibles. The epistles were the wives of the apostles. One of the opossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan. St. Paul cavorted to Christianity. He preached the holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage. A Christian should have only one spouse. This is called monotony.
  10. That repair should be in the 1C-130A-3. Tiny
  11. Any fix would have to be approved by the engineers at WRALC.
  12. Can't help you there, I am sure they have their own books that maintenance squadrons aren't privy to, probably more like work cards.
  13. Hello guys!Please, could you tell me what's the TO/manual that describes the work/inspections for a C-130 PDM ? And if you know the estimate cost and duration for a C-130 PDM?Thank you!
  14. Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old, But they know they are in love. One day they decide that they want to get married, so Bruce goes to Jenny's father to ask him for her hand. Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, "Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage." Thinking that this was just the cutest thing, Mr. Smith replies, "Well Bruce, you are only 10. Where will you two live?" Without even taking a moment to think about it, Bruce replies, "In Jenny's room. It's bigger than mine and we can both fit there nicely." Mr. Smith says with a huge grin, "Okay, then how will you live? You're not old enough to get a job. You'll need to support Jenny." Again, Bruce instantly replies, "Our allowance, Jenny makes five bucks a week. And I make 10 bucks a week. That's about 60 bucks a month, So that should do us just fine." Mr. Smith is impressed Bruce has put so much thought into this. "Well Bruce, It seems like you have everything figured out. I just have one more question. What will you do if the two of you should have little children of your own?" Bruce just shrugs his shoulders and says, "Well, we've been lucky so far." Mr. Smith no longer thinks the little shit is adorable.
  15. Only the tip and deicing boot is painted, rest is bare metal
  16. Sorry, never saw a blade painted grey. I know as long as I can remember the blades were always bare metal and only the tips were painted. If I were to guess maybe # 16473 gloss grey but not sure.
  17. https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/mds.htm
  18. I am looking for what the actual acronyms prefixes for EC130, MC130 and AC130 stand for. If you can help out it would really be appreciated!
  19. Jetmech 1

    Found photo

    Do you still have this photo? My father was in this photo and I would like to have a copy. Thanks, Ed
  20. Thank you very much, let me try to look it up
  21. A middle aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience. Seeing God she asked, "Is my time up?" God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months & 8 days to live." Upon recovery the woman decided to stay in the hospital to have a facelift, liposuction, and tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change the color of her hair. Since she had so much more time to live she figured she might as well make the most of it. After her last operation she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home she was killed by an ambulance. Arriving in front of God she said, "I thought you said I had another 40 years? Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of that ambulance?" God replied, "I didn't recognize you!"
  22. Likely SAE AMS-STD 595 Color No. 13538 yellow
  23. What is delta drag index in C 130 performance manual either +18,0,-18 for different configuration and what's its significance any idea please
  24. Assalamualikum all,Atm dose not work. Ist all every thing change such as shut of valve, modulator valve,solenoid valve,filter clean,regulator clean,then start the Atm but trip valve tripted finally trip valve change then start the Atm,frequency show 450,then off the atm.at that time full atm change,now this time atm start but atm not carry the load,what happend,please advise me what i do?
  25. DARPA nabs Gremlin drone in midair for first time By Stephen Losey Friday, Nov 5 An X-61 Gremlin drone and a C-130 conduct a flight test by DARPA at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah on Oct. 29, 2021. During the flight test, DARPA said it successfully recovered a Gremlin in midair for the first time. (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recovered an unmanned X-61 Gremlin air vehicle to a C-130 in flight, marking a milestone in the U.S. military’s effort to deploy swarms of drones from a mothership. The first successful midair Gremlin recovery took place Oct. 29 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, DARPA said in a Friday release. The agency noted that this flight test — the fourth deployment of the Gremlins — involved two of the small drones, which successfully carried out all formation flying positions and safety features. While one Gremlin was recovered, the second was destroyed during the flight tests, DARPA said. The Gremlins team then refurbished the recovered drone and flew it again within 24 working hours, the release said. DARPA hopes the program — named for the imaginary, mischievous creatures that World War II-era pilots blamed when their aircraft or equipment malfunctioned — will one day allow the military to launch groups of small sensor-laden drones from bombers, cargo planes or smaller aircraft such as fighters. DARPA envisions the motherships will stay out of range of enemy defenses, but the drone swarms would fly into danger and conduct missions such as intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance or electronic warfare. After the mothership collects the drones and brings them back to base, ground crews would get them ready for another flight within 24 hours, DARPA said in a 2018 report. The agency hopes each drone would have a lifetime of 20 flights. The agency said flying these relatively disposable drones would allow the military to accomplish missions much more cheaply and with less maintenance efforts than relying on nonexpendable systems meant to fly for decades. “This recovery was the culmination of years of hard work and demonstrates the feasibility of safe, reliable airborne recovery,” Lt. Col. Paul Calhoun, the Gremlins program manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, said in the release. “Such a capability will likely prove to be critical for future distributed air operations.” Previous attempts to conduct airborne retrievals of the Gremlins were unsuccessful. In October 2020, DARPA kicked off a series of flight tests in which it tried, but failed, nine times to recover three Gremlins. DARPA said at the time those attempts were each inches away from working, and all Gremlins safely parachuted to the ground. DARPA released a video of the successful recovery that showed the Gremlin latching into a docking bullet that extended from the C-130, folding its wings into its body and then being gripped by a recovery arm that took it into the C-130. This time, four flights were conducted, during which hours of data — including information on air vehicle performance, how contact worked during the airborne retrieval, and the aerodynamic interactions between the Gremlin and the C-130′s recovery bullet — were collected, the release said. “Airborne recovery is complex,” Calhoun said in the release. “We will take some time to enjoy the success of this deployment, then get back to work further analyzing the data and determining next steps for the Gremlins technology.” The Gremlin drones are made by Dynetics, a subsidiary of Leidos. o
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