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Spent a few hours at Dover AFB a few weeks ago. They have an H Model don' know the tail No. But got up into the Flight Deck and 20 Years went by. I went through the whole check list. knew every switch and knob by memory. Every time a 130 flys over my house my wife asks if I would still like to be up in that old bird and of course I am way ahead of her. Loved that airplane from the first Roman Nose A's to the last H's I flew and worked on.

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DGW, know just how you feel with my experience last weekend at martisnburg. That old e model will soon be scrapped, but it sure took me back to once again, and most likley for the final time, be on board a C-130E, that I may have actually flown, but guess i can't ever ebsure because iwas too dumb to keep any such record. One thing, though, I find it common among flight crew members and maintenance folks( who I ALWAYS had great respect for,because if they didn't work their asses off in all kinds of conditions, i could never have had so much fun) they remember so much from so long ago. I think that is,in part, due to the training and experience, just like ridin' a bike. Whaddya think?

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I just hate it when you guys start these reminiscing threads. Like dwg39 said, every time a C-130 goes over, I also have to wander outside to check it out. Sometimes the NOAA P-3 based at MacDill will mess with my head, though. I was at Dyess when we got the FY74 H-models. They were state of the art C-130's back then; APU, big AC packs, etc. Picked up a couple at the factory and, I swear, they did smell like a new car!!!

I have a FE check airman friend with Lynden Air Cargo. They use the CAE simulator here at Tampa & I sometimes drive out there for a visit when he's teaching a recurrent or new hire class. I can sit in that FE seat & I can remember everything -- but I can't remember what I had for dinner last night! I can also remember how much I hated sim rides.

Don R.

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I can just imagine how much you guys can remember about your old C-130 days. I was only a crew chief on them for 4 years and can still smell the smells, and hear the sounds like I just walked away from the flight line . I'll bet that I can still open the landing gear doors and start the GTC. I'll bet that I could do a decent BPO and Preflight !!! With the checklist of course!!!! Last time I was on one was 1970!! I can't hear worth a damn anymore, but when one flies over (rarely), I run outside and take a look!!!

Ken

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T-56s do indeed sound great but so does the TF-30P100 running in zone 5.

That F-111F motor was cool too bad it liked to throw turbine blades. I had a lot of fun running those motors, by the way you can bang first stage burner without tieing it down, just had to be really carefull. :) Don't forget to make sure the sp truck isn't behind you. T-56s where fun too.

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Hea! I live in Macon Ga. in line with the north south runway Robins A.F.B. it about 15 miles I can't get anything done when those fans of freedom come over and the C-5 and all the big boys line up.There gear is down when they come over.I just have to check them out take some pic's.

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If you ever get a chance, visit the Central Georgia Aviation Museum at Warner-Robins. They've got an entire C-130A fuselage built into the building that they use for school groups, etc. It was a Tachi bird. There is an A and an E on display at Dyess, but they're inside the gate. I believe they also have an A at Little Rock. There is a B at the Medina Annex to Lackland that is being used to train loadmasters, engineers, boomers, etc. in the enlisted aircrew training school.

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Hay Larry what the TF-30P100 Eng. on a J-Model?

davis, No dave, although it would probably increase the rate of climb don't think J truss mounts would take the power. If I had to choose it would be the T56 since I knew how to work on it. Didn't know anything about the TF30 except it was unreliable and a bear to work on. One good thing was in zone 5 (max. afterburner) you could roast marshmallows at 50 feet.

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Hi Jansen

I talked to the Director of the Greenwood Museum last week. He said he did not know when the AF was going to release it. Then they have quite a few projects under way now. He is hoping for next summer.

Thanks for posting the list.

I noticed I had 62-1848 in the body of the list at Little Rock, It has since been moved to Selfridge ANGB MC. I noted it at the bottom of the list and forgot to correct it above. Too many computers and Old Timers Disease. Happy Hour comes early here in Texas.

Bob

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Maybe we should add a Museum tab to AllHerks16? :D

A lot of the new Canadian J-models are going back for modifications, I am hearing it could be after 609 comes in that they start retiring more of the older E-models. Officially, at least, as I am hearing there are quite a few that are close to the 50k mark that are being held only in reserve.

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http://www.codeonemagazine.com/news_item.html?item_id=155

A wingless C-130B Hercules is towed down Hercules Drive on 20 August 2010 prior to installation as a static display on the grounds of the 145th Airlift Wing, the North Carolina Air National Guard unit at the Charlotte/Douglas Airport outside of Charlotte. The aircraft, sporting a Vietnam War-era camouflage scheme, underwent hundreds of hours of refurbishment prior to the move. Now in its permanent place, the aircraft’s wings, engines, and propellers will be reinstalled.

2010_09_11_News_C130_Move_1269967624_405

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