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tinwhistle last won the day on January 12 2021

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    4 years in A.F., 1963/1967. One of the Pope bunch. Was assistant crew chief on #877 (about a year later was made crew chief on 877) when we opened up Mactan. We were so busy I never did see the beach there. Understand it was a paradise, but was "in country" all the time. roated back to Pope after 6 months, then TDY to Okinawa. Heard rumors of a permenant change of station to "Formosa" , and actually beged to be sent back to Pope to be reassigned to CCK. The rest is history. Except for the part where the 37th at Langley pulled my crew chief status and put me into PM to train. Left the A.F. because of that. But thats old history, and I'm glad to be here now.
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    Former long haul semi driver, now retired.

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  1. WOW! One really neet thing about seeing a picture like this is knowing where it was taken. When you boil it all down, we all made a lot of friends in the USAF and some of them are good for a life time. Along with a lot of others, I've said that my few years in the Air Force were the defining years of my life. The C-130 and fellow Herk guys are good for a an old man! Thanks Ken
  2. Hello fellow Herk lovers. It's been a long time since I last checked in. A few years in fact. Had some health problems to deal with and of course the day to day grind. I'm not real sure if this is the proper place for this "homecoming", but I'm sure it will get moved if need be. I scrolled around a bit before signing in and noticed a few names still left from the old days. I did not see MT Crewchief or gizzard, although over the past few years I have been in personal contact with both of them as well as lee Sills. I made the trip out to Montana several times and Ken and I have become good friends. Same thing with Paul, out East. He and his wife traveled to Wisconsin a couple years ago. Our two families have become close friends. Thanks to this forum !! I plan on spending time here, and getting caught up...
  3. Until a couple days ago I had never seen this video. I found it to be a super look at the C-130; The music is super also. I came away from it feeling pretty proud! However small my contribution was to C-130 operations I'm glad I was there!!
  4. Hey thanks guy's. Jaguar never entered my mind, shame on me!!!
  5. Indeed, it was a short time. I went back over the film clip again and the only automobile I could identify for sure was a '57 Buick. Any way I know now that it was in the 58 to 60 time frame. Here's another question: the last scene, what kind of sports car is that?? At first I thought is was a Triumph, but upon second thought I'm not sure.
  6. Wadda ya suppose the copyright date is on this video??
  7. May each and every one of you have a Blessed Christmas and a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year !!!
  8. Update: talked to MTcrewchief (Ken) last evening. He is home now after having the second knee replacement. Tired and very sore but in good spirit. I suspect he will be back here any time now.
  9. Sorry I'm late on my comment on your post. But I agree with Atouk: don't put your claim or anything else in a (civilian) lawyers hands. You are your best advocate. Work within the system and be patient.
  10. I'll send you a personal email tomorrow or maybe even call, but I want to comment on your post. I didn't do the blind bat thing, but it does seem to me that I spend more and more time reminiscing, with myself, about events that are close to 50 years old. On the rare occasion that I see my buddy Dave Ohmart and we reminisce together of events past I find it a bit difficult to keep my composure. Was that really me (us) that did that? Were we really there? Did I actually do that stupid stunt just to make block? I don't recall the names of any flight crew, but raggity old maintainers are never far away. Flight line chiefs: some good and some bad. The good ones made us good. This has to be old age. Sit alone at night, think of big ugly airplanes and places with exotic names like Khe Sanh, Vung Tau, Bien Hoa, Pleiku. I'll never forget wire in tires. Changing brakes after dark (with a flashlight) the flight crew standing around looking at their watches. My wife of 42 years still does not understand. I can hear a Herk 20 miles out; I'll stop, eyes to the sky. Ya, Chris, you were there, you did that. But is was a long, long time ago...
  11. I just now got around to reading about the "J" model that was declared a total loss (even though they flew it home) and something troubles me about that write up. There was mention of pilot confusion due to being struck by loose equipment. Back in the stone age when I was a wee airman working post dock at Pope there was a test pilot and his crew that preformed a test flight after the aircraft was pulled from the dock; I forget what dock inspection it was (hours of flight, etc.), but it was an extensive visit to the dock. Anyway, that AC wouldn't move the aircraft 'till every piece of moveable equipment was secure, including the navigators paper and pencil. Makes me wonder just what it was that was flying around loose in that flight deck....
  12. Greetings Brothers We're all very busy, but lets try to set aside a moment to be "Thankful" . Personally, my wife and I will travel to MI and spend the holiday with all three grand kids!! You all have a Blessed Thanksgiving... Chris
  13. I have, on a couple occasions, clicked on the "Chat" button to find that no one is there. Is it not used? We do seem to carry on conversations in our regular posts. Guess I just answered my question... tinwhistle aka Chris
  14. It's late, but hope you had a super birthday....!! Chris
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