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    Boeing Production Flight Test 2014 - Present (Seattle)
    Lockheed FE Instructor 2009-2014 (LRAFB)
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    USAF FE 1992-2009 (LRAFB, EAFB)
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    154th - H2 - 2012-Present
    418th - E, H, H3, EC-H, MC-E, AMP - 2005-2009
    62nd - E - 2001-2005
    Det 1 AMCAOS - E/H3 - 1998-2001
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  1. The pressure escapes through the pump itself, as it spins the pump/motor backwards. That’s why we always gave it a bit before we turned the pump back on.
  2. Just saw one out here in Seattle…flew right over my house on Sunday night. Saw them departing Boeing Field the next morning.
  3. Sounds much more like the panel itself may be bad.
  4. There’s just not going to be nearly as many legacy Hercs left to modify. I think most of the H1s have been retired now, and obviously the Es are long gone. We would have been way ahead years ago if they just let the original AMP go through.
  5. “…goes further…..compared to legacy platform.” Really? Last I checked, they omitted the external tanks on the slick Js, and cannot match the range of the Es & Hs.
  6. OBE….at least for those airplanes, as they’ve been retired now. The unit got H3s now, and I’m all done flying the Herc now.
  7. My understanding was the 3.5 upgraded the turbine, not the compressor.
  8. Sounds like some with the AUX VENT circuit? I remember the only time they open is in OFF & AUX VENT...but tripping when you shut down the cargo pack...maybe not. It’s likely a valve, versus a solenoid, right? What about the underfloor heat valve? Doesn’t it also close when you shut down the cargo AC? My experience is only on Es & Hs, so not sure what differences in the J....but you didn’t say what model you’re on.
  9. Is that the check valve separating the cargo AC pack ducting from the fuselage AC ducting within the pressurized area?
  10. And remember, on those older E models, you have the two urinal drain bleeds, in addition to the jet pump on the outflow valve and the safety valve constant flow points.
  11. Thought really hard about going to Clovis in 2008 or so...buddy of mine stood up the 75th. Glad I didn’t.
  12. So I’m confused. When was it converted to a gunship, and when did it make it’s first gunship kill? Or, was it considered a “gunship” as a MC-W?
  13. Ok, well I have to admit I don’t remember Herk in my early C-130 career....but, I do know that wouldn’t be the only thing I wasn’t aware of! Thanks for the info hehe. ok, now I can redirect my grumpiness to something else!
  14. So when did the spelling (or in this case the abbreviation) for Hercules change?? I don’t remember the alternate spelling showing up until roughly when the J started showing up. Is this coincidental ,or do I just hate the J that much? Or, am I just getting too old & grumpy?? I thought each generation was supposed to get smarter than the previous...
  15. Does your Herc have the full comm panel in the back? If so, make sure the selector switch (wafer) is on INT, or that you have INT button pulled up. Seems maybe too simplistic, but you have to start simple sometimes.
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