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    Rydal, Ga
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  1. I recall several FE's stories about preventing the pilot(s) from doing something stupid and would like to hear the stories. One of mine is when we were landing and the No. 3 engine flamed out on the flair. The co-pilot grabbed the No. 4 condition lever and I stretched out my right leg over the center console pressing my No. size 13 boot on the co-pilots left hand stating "you've got the wrong engine". He immediately took his hand off the No. 4 condition lever and placed it on the No. 3 lever, shutting the engine down. We all know if I'd hadn't done this aircraft would be on the runway with both right engines and possibly running off the runway had the pilot went to reverse with No. 1 and No. 2 engines.
  2. This news story should clear up the the confusion http://texnews.com/news/dyessside081996.html. "Lightning was also blamed for the next-costliest Dyess crash, also in Turkey. A C-130, also from the 773rd TAS, crashed near Incirlik Air Base, on March 14, 1980, killing six Dyess crewman and 12 passengers, none from Dyess". There was a plaque with the crew members names in the Dyess flight simulator building. "The costliest Dyess crash occurred April 13, 1982, when a C-130 from the 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron crashed in Turkey, apparently after being struck by lightning. Nine Dyess crewmen were killed, along with 17 passengers, none from Dyess. April 13, 1982 : C-130H 74-1678, c/n 4645, of the 463d Tactical Airlift Wing, as of October 1977 with black camel on tail. Crashed near Sivas, 360 kilometers east of Ankara, Turkey, when number four (starboard outer) engine mount failed, destroyed number three (starboard inner) engine, wing broke". Rumors of the crash was one of the RGB mount bolts failed causing the engine and prop to come loose and break out of the nacelle. The debris impacted the No. 3 engine and caused the wing to break apart.
  3. ASL intends to purchase 10 LM-100J aircraft to replace their aging L-100 air frames. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2014/july/140716ae_asl-signs-letter-of-intent-to-procure-LM-100J.html
  4. Several L382 operators are looking at the LM-100J to replace their aging (70,000 hrs) aircraft. ASL is the first to sign up for the LM-100J.It amazes me how the commercial operators continue to operate airframes built in the 60's and 70's. Go Herk!
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