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Old 04-17-2020, 08:57 AM   #241
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The C-130 was the military workhorse in the 60's and 70's and later. While stationed at a Naval Air station I would observe them practicing landing and takes offs all day long. I was involved with ordering the fuel, jp-5, for the turboprops in the C130. I have a funny story about some airmen installing a 55g barrel in the car trunk and filling it with jp-5 for a weekend trip home......
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:27 AM   #242
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I was a passenger in the back of a C-130 when one of the pilots got out of the cockpit, walked to the back of the plane, rummaged around for a bit then walked back to the front while thumbing through a large manual with a puzzled look on his face. The big warrant officer sitting next to me looked at me and said, "if there's one parachute on this plane, it's mine."
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:49 AM   #243
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The link above shows the new Brazilian aircraft the Embraer 390 a replacement for the venerable C130.
It doesnít seem so long ago that our scout troop took a high adventure and toured an AC130 gunship at Eglin AFB in Florida. One of those scouts went on to study computer programming and as an employee at Rockwell in Cedar Rapids Iowa spent the better part of 2019 designing and programming the cockpit display for this airplane. Yup, Iím pretty proud of my son Clayton Emory Smith.
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Here is what the output of one of the C130 gunships looks like: (RVN 1968)
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:59 AM   #244
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The AC 130 gunship we toured in Florida was equipped with a 105 MM Howitzer cannon that would rock your world and the plane when fired. We looked the gun over and I was somewhat surprised to see that the Barrel was stamped Rock Island Arsenal 1945. Our guide explained that the barrels used in these planes were, at the time, 50 years old and made at the end of the Second World War. “Still haven’t come up with anything better” he said. For those interested in armaments, the Rock Island Arsenal is 52 miles south of the Corps of Engineers campground at Thomson Illinois where the Mississippi River Rally is held there last full weekend in September. The Arsenal can be toured, I’m not up on the details but it’s not hard to find. In addition there are other Corps sites, County parks and State parks in the close vicinity of Interstate 80 as it crosses from Iowa to Illinois. On your cross country trip from eastern Nebraska to Ohio, which I’d suggest you name, “Shoot the Works” you could stop at Offutt AFB at “Omaha” then drive across Iowa without your transmission shifting, camp and see the Rock Island Arsenal. Then drop down to I 70 and take in the fabulous Wright Patterson Air Force Museum at Dayton Ohio. Along the way are great restaurants, cool, clean campgrounds, the lowest grocery store prices in America, and millions of friendly, proud, intelligent Americans. Bucket list ideas from your ADHD tour guide:
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Old 04-17-2020, 11:31 AM   #245
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Been on a few C131's.
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Old 04-17-2020, 11:45 AM   #246
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C-130????

I stump people when I ask if they have ever seen a 6 engine 130. When I was a mechanic at NASA, Moffit field, CA we had a boundary layer 130 with two extra engines driving two compressor sections that pumped air over the controls for slow flight. Quite an aircraft, one of a kind.
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:06 PM   #247
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Hi Jack
Hadn’t heard from you in a while and since I’ve done my share of trapping I thought what kind of bait could I use to call in AZJack? Oh, I know, aircraft talk. And it worked. Hope this finds you , Nancy and. Murphy doing as well as possible. All I can tell you is that your button from a couple years ago is still spot on except the Senate doesn’t have any guts. ITMFA
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Old 04-18-2020, 11:28 AM   #248
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Staying inside

Dave, I should be learning my squeeze box so I could join you using your bagpipes.
We order our food delivered and waiting for July to take the 17 to Flagstaff. It is a nice small park, senior only, no smoking anywhere, a nice large space with room for the gazebo, tables and chairs and 6 more feet everywhere. Just like home, we figure how to stay away and enjoy the cooler air at 7000, and have a different view.
Hope your family is doing well and Hi to Rita.
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Old 04-18-2020, 11:29 AM   #249
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I am still contented to listen to Celtics, Red Sox, and Patriots broadcasts on radio because of all the sports I listened to as a kid on AM radio. Johnny Most was the greatest. Unapologetic homer however.
If you go into YouTube and put in past Baseball games, a whole bunch will come e.g.
1952 World Series, game 7. Yankees vs Dodgers ,In its entirety. They have a bunch of them. Good way to get your baseball fix and relive old memories.
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Old 04-18-2020, 02:20 PM   #250
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Dave, I should be learning my squeeze box so I could join you using your bagpipes.
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Bagpipes? Anyone know the difference between bagpipes and an onion?
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Old 04-18-2020, 02:45 PM   #251
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If it's not Scottish its' ..... and no one cries when a set of bagpipes are cut up.
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and no one cries when a set of bagpipes are cut up.
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My wife likes to watch Detroit news, for some reason I've never fathomed.
I grew up in Michigan, and I can't fathom it either!
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