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  1. The United States military made history yesterday when it landed a C-130 aircraft on Highway 287 north of Rawlins during a joint training exercise. Moments after sunrise, the cargo plane burst through storm clouds to the east of the roadway at about 240 miles per hour. 500 feet off each wingtip was an A10. Known also as “flying guns,” A10’s are the Air Force’s primary low-altitude close support aircraft. Until yesterday, the Air Force had never landed a C130 on an American highway, although two A10’s landed on a Michigan highway earlier this month. Prior to that, such a feat had only been done in Estonia during the Cold War. With a wingspan of more than 132 feet, the four-engine C130 is over 97 feet long and has a 42,000 pound payload. It’s manned by a five-person crew including two pilots, a navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster. The US military has used the C130 since 1956 as a troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft. It is designed for landings and takeoffs on short, unprepared airstrips in combat zones. Despite gusty winds, a wet road surface, heavy cloud cover and a speed of 120 miles per hour, the pilots set the C130 down perfectly on the centerline of the highway -- making history. View Original Article: https://bigfoot99.com/bigfoot99-news/air-force-pilots-test-landing-skills-on-highway-287-during-military-exercise/?fbclid=IwAR0Y2NcaFh-9Udl1PAFRRYGFkFA2mOeZ6xrmGdc0VFsO5zsyFtf0f69DV3M
  2. The United States military made history yesterday when it landed a C-130 aircraft on Highway 287 north of Rawlins during a joint training exercise. Moments after sunrise, the cargo plane burst through storm clouds to the east of the roadway at about 240 miles per hour. 500 feet off each wingtip was an A10. Known also as “flying guns,” A10’s are the Air Force’s primary low-altitude close support aircraft. Until yesterday, the Air Force had never landed a C130 on an American highway, although two A10’s landed on a Michigan highway earlier this month. Prior to that, such a feat had only been done in Estonia during the Cold War. With a wingspan of more than 132 feet, the four-engine C130 is over 97 feet long and has a 42,000 pound payload. It’s manned by a five-person crew including two pilots, a navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster. The US military has used the C130 since 1956 as a troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft. It is designed for landings and takeoffs on short, unprepared airstrips in combat zones. Despite gusty winds, a wet road surface, heavy cloud cover and a speed of 120 miles per hour, the pilots set the C130 down perfectly on the centerline of the highway -- making history. View Original Article: https://bigfoot99.com/bigfoot99-news/air-force-pilots-test-landing-skills-on-highway-287-during-military-exercise/?fbclid=IwAR0Y2NcaFh-9Udl1PAFRRYGFkFA2mOeZ6xrmGdc0VFsO5zsyFtf0f69DV3M View full article
  3. The United States military made history yesterday when it landed a C-130 aircraft on Highway 287 north of Rawlins during a joint training exercise. Moments after sunrise, the cargo plane burst through storm clouds to the east of the roadway at about 240 miles per hour. 500 feet off each wingtip was an A10. Known also as “flying guns,” A10’s are the Air Force’s primary low-altitude close support aircraft. Until yesterday, the Air Force had never landed a C130 on an American highway, although two A10’s landed on a Michigan highway earlier this month. Prior to that, such a feat had only been done in Estonia during the Cold War. With a wingspan of more than 132 feet, the four-engine C130 is over 97 feet long and has a 42,000 pound payload. It’s manned by a five-person crew including two pilots, a navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster. The US military has used the C130 since 1956 as a troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft. It is designed for landings and takeoffs on short, unprepared airstrips in combat zones. Despite gusty winds, a wet road surface, heavy cloud cover and a speed of 120 miles per hour, the pilots set the C130 down perfectly on the centerline of the highway -- making history. View Original Article: https://bigfoot99.com/bigfoot99-news/air-force-pilots-test-landing-skills-on-highway-287-during-military-exercise/?fbclid=IwAR0Y2NcaFh-9Udl1PAFRRYGFkFA2mOeZ6xrmGdc0VFsO5zsyFtf0f69DV3M
  4. Pins should always go in from front of aircraft to back of aircraft. Harder to come out that way!
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  6. My wifes first husband Billy Max Warr was Killed in this accident!
  7. Coming in December. My wifes husband was killed in this crash. He was SSGT Billy M. Warr. https://www.myhorrynews.com/news/victims-of-1972-horry-county-plane-crash-to-be-memorialized/article_c61a52b2-1ec3-11eb-95c2-bf11e4c19ce1.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR0phCuV0iWlkefyx9wJ2Ufq6067hI8UmZhw66ESy2DwoExRUIRbk_OkFPk
  8. I was in the 41 TAS from June 67-Dec 68. We had balls acft in our squadron. The one I remember was 009! I was a crew chief and flew on a lot of them. They were all "A" models.
  9. I crewed A models at Ubon and CRB, 1967-1968 and E models at POPE, 1969-1970.
  10. Just staying at home. Doing well.
  11. Just an update, I have had a couple of hearing tests and was found to have a lot of high frequency hearing loss. I was approved for hearing aids and have gone for the ear fitting appointment. I will get them in about six weeks. I am having trouble distinguishing speech sounds from TV and people I am talking with. It all seems to run together sometimes. Just as a side note, the VA only wants the very best hearing aids. These are quite costly if I had to pay for them myself. Hope this helps others! Dallas
  12. nascarpop

    AC-130

    Interesting article: https://www.dm.af.mil/Media/Article-View/Article/1940777/ac-130u-spooky-gunship-rolls-into-retirement/fbclid/IwAR10UFtKav9cS9AHUVtfE5XAiRDq69CCjKO47XmnuoIV0FYjmKI0XxO1I3U/
  13. I went to the local VA with my copies of records. They did the filing for me. I just had to sign on the dotted line. I had requested my medical records from the records department and there was a visit to the hospital in CRB. I must have had a cold or something, I don't remember. Just go to your local VA office and they will help you. Make an appointment first! I received a DD215 to attach to my DD214. Good luck.
  14. I just received a letter from Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB that my Vietnam service time has been added to my DD-214. I was TDY from Okinawa quite often and It never was reflected in my service records. I was awarded Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. They determined I had 5 months and 10 days in country. It only took two years to get the correction letter after I submitted paperwork through the local VA office. I am just more proof it can be accomplished.
  15. I just received a letter from Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB that my Vietnam service time has been added to my DD-214. I was TDY from Okinawa quite often and It never was reflected in my service records. I was awarded Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. They determined I had 5 months and 10 days in country. It only took two years to get the correction letter after I submitted paperwork through the local VA office. I am just more proof it can be accomplished.
  16. nascarpop

    Flag Day

    That is because only 1% of the population serve. Too bad it isn't taught better in schools!
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  18. I don't remember ice tires either. On a side note, this is how we worked, down on your knees and it didn't matter how dirty or dusty it was. No nice clean spaces. And you worked until the aircraft was ready to fly. Sometimes that was a day or two if you had no relief.
  19. As far as I remember the ones I crewed and flew on were pressurized!
  20. The plane I went to Ubon on was painted all black. It was an "A" model, early 55-003 - 55-027, somewhere in that range of numbers. As said only made two flights the time I was with it when it got hit. If I remember correctly the plane left at dusk/dark and returned early early morning. I have photos somewhere of the repair job. I will post them when I come across them. FOUND THEM. Seems the refueling line wasn't drained completely and that is why it caught fire.
  21. I was at Ubon in 1967. The plane flew two missions. It was all black. The second mission it took a 37mm in the right wheelwell. Took about a week to get it flyable and went back to Naha. Never had the opportunity to go again. I was with the 41st TAS. I flew once with the crew and helped with flares.
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