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    C-130 Sewart AFB 1969
    37TAS Langley AFB 1969-1973 CP, AC, IP
    706TAS NAS New Orleans 1973-1977 IP
    68TAS Kelly AFB TX 1977-1978 IP
    181TAS TX ANG 1978-1981 IP
    68TAS Kelly AFB 1981-1985 IP
    C-5 Kelly AFB 1985-1988
    Boeing 737 SW Airlines FO 1974-1975, Captain 1975-2002 Retired
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  1. What I heard earlier AETC J 62 ANG H2 144TRS AFRC J an associate unit 327 AMC 2 sqdn's J 41, and J 61
  2. I think Australia was the first. They got first of 12 C-130A's 3205 Australia A97-205 in Dec 58.. BTW I think Australia has been the safest Herk operator. The got 12 A's, 12 E's, 12 H's and 12 J's and not one has been written off. Bob
  3. bobdaley


    Saw that Bahrain bought 2 ex RAF J models. Anyone know which ones and what their new tail numbers are? Thanks Bob
  4. Since I have been keeping records, The 115AS CA NG and the 96AS AFRC From Minneapolis have had the longest accident free safety records. This year being 47 years without a class A accident. Just got this in, "I also forgot to mention that the 146AW accident free milestone came to an end with a class 1 accident, tail strike on C-130J 02-1463 at Taji last year. A newly acquired Navy pilot was the culprit. This incident ended the accident free milestone" I have not seen anything from the USAF about it. Bob BTW the new long time ANG unit will now be the 109AS also from Minnea
  5. Me too, very similar to the RAF model. Bob
  6. From Ramrod, "An Aussie maintenance crew were telling me that all their J's will be converting over to electric engine starters. I have not heard of any testing of electric starters for the AE2100 engine. The reason, so they stated, was to relieve the load and operational time on the APU in the high heat environment, go figure." Bob
  7. I see the AF is saying they are 1300 pilots short. That wouldn't surprise me. They say they are 1200+ fighter pilots short and maybe 100 others. Is there a list some where of actual or perceived shortages by aircraft type? It seems wrong to me to want to give bonuses only to fighter pilots, that can't be good for everyone else s morale. Are the Guard and Reserve having shortages too? Particular units? If the Guard and Reserve have shortages, might it not be wise to shut a few units and bring the others up to strength? How many pilots have been condemned to drones?
  8. Looking at the list of H's (1978-1989) that are going to AMARG. Does anyone know why the Guard is inheriting so many 1974 H's from Yokota? Seems they would be the first to go, highest time and off active duty. I thought maybe wings but they all have new wings, then I thought avionics? I haven't a clue? Thanks Bob
  9. bobdaley


    Seems like they have not got the MC-130J up to speed yet either. Don't know what the problem is but I heard that AFSOC is keeping the H's at Kadena because the J was not up to speed and they mentioned the radar? Bob
  10. A1C Thomas E. Armstrong was the ACC. He was severely injured. Bob
  11. Best p;lace to start ids AF Safety Center at Kirtland AFB NM. You might try Jose Gonzalez there his phone is 505-853-8794 Bob
  12. Curtis Thanks and could you get the tail number of the Fire Department trainer? Bob
  13. bobdaley


    Did an MC-130H also get AMP'd? 87-0125? Bob
  14. Got this in an e mail this AM, I added the bureau numbers Marine KC-130 Has Good Safety Record By: Megan Eckstein USNI News July 11, 2017 Updated: July 12, 2017 The KC-130T crash that killed 15 Marines and a sailor is one of only three major in-flight incidents in that aircraft type in almost the last 40 years, making the plane among the safest in use today. The C-130 Hercules, which serves as both an aerial refueling tanker and a troop and cargo transport plane for the Marine Corps, has among the best safety records in the service. It has only experienced three in-f
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