26+ yrs in USAF. Retired and went to work at an Acft facily that does Mods/ PDMs/Upgrades to Military and commercial acft.
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ANG OSA Herks
Flightlinered replied to bobdaley's topic in C-130 GeneralWEATHER BIRD 65-0967 IS IN WACO TEXAS.
Smyrna Air Force Base
Flightlinered replied to LWysockiMS's topic in C-130 Generalwas stationed there from 66 to 67 in the 4442. worked phase dock for MR. Flyn. great duty and loved the area. to bad the closed it and left other rat holes open.
Hearing Loss & C-130's
Flightlinered replied to Pat Hatch's topic in C-130 GeneralI just had the same experience with the VA. I was trying to get assistance with hearing aids. but according to their procedures even with my SEA time and 26 years with C130's I don't qualify.
To all Veterans
Flightlinered replied to a topic in C-130 Generalalso as a veteran, thanks to all that have served and are serving now. I was selected to participate as a veteran in the parade here in town today. great honor.
an operational supplement is in work to revise the caution in TO 1C-130H-2-10JG-00-1 section 10-20-01,which states "DO NOT USE MECHANICAL RESTRAINING DEVICES ON FLIGHT CONTROLS UNLESS IT NOT FEASIBLE TO PRESSURIZE THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OR AIRCRAFT DOES NOT HAVE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM CAPABILITY" GUST LOCKS (RUDDER/ELEVATOR p/n 7435084, AILERON P/N 7937793 are the preferred method to prevent flight control surface wind damage irrespective of the hydraulic system status. ensure contour clamps are not used as gust locks.
in a maintenance advisory put out by Jason Peaster, Engineer equipment specialist Ed Minter the rudder/elevator gust locks are p/n 7435084 are preferred ones . their ph# is DSN 468-5365 and 472-8603.
Blind Bat Crew returned
Flightlinered replied to bobdaley's topic in C-130 Historicalif and when the info on the Spectre crew is available, woul like to see it. I was with the 16SOS for several years.