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  • core_pfield_11
    AFMC Stan/Eval C-130 Flight Test Loadmaster. Retired 1997
    Qualified on C-130A, DC-130A, C-130B, JC-130B, KC-130F, NC-130B, C-130E, EC-130E, MC-130E, C-130H, AC-130H, HC-130H, JC-130H, MC-130H, NC-130H, AC-130U, EC-130V, KC-130T
    3 MAPS, Pope AFB. 6514 TS, 514 FLTS, Hill AFB. 418 FLTS, Edwards AFB.

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  1. From Air Force News, http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/1104487/afs-1st-hc-130-takes-its-final-flight-to-retirement.aspx PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130P/N configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retired March 6, 2017. Accompanied by its 920th Rescue Wing dedicated crew chiefs and a nostalgic aircrew, the aircraft, tail number 4852, heads to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, from Patrick AFB, Florida, where it has been s
  2. If I remember correctly, it's 5,000 lbs..
  3. The last 440th Airlift Wing C-130H will leave Fort Bragg on Wednesday morning, officials said Monday. The scheduled 9 a.m. flight, from Pope Field to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, will mark the end of an era for aviation on the nation's largest military installation. The 440th Airlift Wing, part of the Air Force Reserve, had flown the last planes permanently based on Fort Bragg. But an Air Force decision to shutter that unit grounded the planes earlier this year, leaving Fort Bragg paratrooper units to depend on outside air crews for airborne training.
  4. Or try this one. http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/04/21/army-launches-investigation-into-airborne-humvee-mishap-video/83333714/
  5. The rain had been pouring and there was a big rain puddle in front of the pub just outside the Air Force Base. A very old and long retired Aviator was standing near the edge with a fishing rod, his line in the puddle. A curious young Air Force pilot came over to him and asked what he was doing. 'Fishing,' the old man simply said. 'Poor old fool,' the young officer thought. He then invited the old timer into the pub for a drink. As he felt he should start some conversation while they were sipping their whiskey, the Air Force pilot asked, "And how many have you caug
  6. The Fulton system was never used to recover satillites.
  7. Bob, 65-0979 is at Wallops. http://code830.wff.nasa.gov/Index.cfm?PageID=67
  8. Found this for you: Crew: Five Engines: Four Allison T56-A-7 turboprops; 4,050 hp each Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in Length: 97 ft 9 in Height: 38 ft 3 in Weight: empty: 72,892 lbs; gross: 135,000 lbs; max: 175,000 lbs Speed: cruise: 328 mph; max: 384 mph Range: 2,090 miles Service Ceiling: 41,300 ft Armament: None Cost: $22,900,000 (approximate)
  9. When closing the ramp and door from the back, the door must close first, then the ramp. If you don't do it that way, the air stream will cause the door to float that last 4 inches and the door will not close. Watch the ramp and door when closing, using the ADS switch, you'll notice that the door always closes first.
  10. After landing my new job as the greeter of a department store, a good find for many retirees, I lasted less than a day. Here’s what happened... About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, decidedly unattractive, woman walked into the store along with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. As I had been instructed, I said, pleasantly, "Good morning and welcome to Walmart." I then said, "Nice children you have there. Are they twins?" The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say, "Don't be a damn idiot. Of course they aren't twins. T
  11. If I remember correctly, the outer hard point was rated for 5,000 lbs.
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