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Posted: 8/5/2009 5:17:37 AM EST
Just heard one fly over. Reminded me what a great fucking aircraft it is.




























Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:19:12 AM EST
Great plane if you're not in a hurry to go anywhere.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:20:14 AM EST
I used to see them all the time. My new job is too far from MCAS Miramar. No more planes, no more helos for me for now.

Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:22:23 AM EST
Smoothest flight I've ever been on was a Hercky Bird from Skopje Macedonia to Tegel-Berlin......after 6 mos with the UN.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:23:21 AM EST


That will give you a case of "act right".
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:24:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:24:28 AM EST
My first jump was out of a C-130.

Memories...
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:25:09 AM EST
Real pilots wear helmets....
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:26:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:33:48 AM EST
The last time that I flew on one of those I lost an MRE, through my nose, during a rough flight. The crew chief was NOT happy and neither was I.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:33:59 AM EST
Here is one of the missions I used to have:




MAFFS-Modular Aerial Fire Fighting System; nothing like buzzing a wildfire at 150 feet, 140 knots!

10 years, 4000 hours C-130 loadmaster.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:37:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Great plane if you're not in a hurry to go anywhere.




LOL - true. Your response and avatar reminded me of a joke I heard.

An F-16 jockey came roaring up on a C-130. The pilots engaged in a conversation on the radio. Eventually the F-16 pilot said "Watch this!" At which point he stood the Falcon on its tail and went vertical, looped it around, performed several barrell rolls, and brought it back alongside the Hercules. "How bout that?" said the F-16 pilot.

"Nice," admired the C-130 pilot. "Ok, watch this!" A minute passed, two minutes, five minutes, seven minutes, and the C-130 just kept chugging along. Finally the C-130 pilot came back on the radio and asked "What did you think of that?"

"I don't get it," the F-16 pilot said. "You didn't do anything."


"Yes I did," replied the C-130 pilot. "I got up, walked to the bathroom, took a dump, poured myself another cup of coffee, grabbed a doughnut, and came back to my seat."


Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:38:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:42:09 AM EST
Love for the C-130???


Hell, my DNA is all over a bunch of them...
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:47:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2009 5:48:12 AM EST by HKgnnr]
#12 is from the 109th I believe - right up the road from me at Stratton.

Fly directly over the house on training flights - I'll have to grab some photos next time they're up.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:51:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mudfish:
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Great plane if you're not in a hurry to go anywhere.




LOL - true. Your response and avatar reminded me of a joke I heard.

An F-16 jockey came roaring up on a C-130. The pilots engaged in a conversation on the radio. Eventually the F-16 pilot said "Watch this!" At which point he stood the Falcon on its tail and went vertical, looped it around, performed several barrell rolls, and brought it back alongside the Hercules. "How bout that?" said the F-16 pilot.

"Nice," admired the C-130 pilot. "Ok, watch this!" A minute passed, two minutes, five minutes, seven minutes, and the C-130 just kept chugging along. Finally the C-130 pilot came back on the radio and asked "What did you think of that?"

"I don't get it," the F-16 pilot said. "You didn't do anything."


"Yes I did," replied the C-130 pilot. "I got up, walked to the bathroom, took a dump, poured myself another cup of coffee, grabbed a doughnut, and came back to my seat."



LMAO......
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:55:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mudfish:
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Great plane if you're not in a hurry to go anywhere.




LOL - true. Your response and avatar reminded me of a joke I heard.

An F-16 jockey came roaring up on a C-130. The pilots engaged in a conversation on the radio. Eventually the F-16 pilot said "Watch this!" At which point he stood the Falcon on its tail and went vertical, looped it around, performed several barrell rolls, and brought it back alongside the Hercules. "How bout that?" said the F-16 pilot.

"Nice," admired the C-130 pilot. "Ok, watch this!" A minute passed, two minutes, five minutes, seven minutes, and the C-130 just kept chugging along. Finally the C-130 pilot came back on the radio and asked "What did you think of that?"

"I don't get it," the F-16 pilot said. "You didn't do anything."


"Yes I did," replied the C-130 pilot. "I got up, walked to the bathroom, took a dump, poured myself another cup of coffee, grabbed a doughnut, and came back to my seat."




Dragging fighters across the Atlantic you almost feel sorry for the poor bastards stuck in their seat for the whole flight. Almost.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 5:57:19 AM EST

They best two sleeping aids I have ever found were C130s and UH60s.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:17:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2009 12:17:22 PM EST by tweeter]
JATO





I gotta lotta respect for Herc' drivers.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:18:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mudfish:
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Great plane if you're not in a hurry to go anywhere.




LOL - true. Your response and avatar reminded me of a joke I heard.

An F-16 jockey came roaring up on a C-130. The pilots engaged in a conversation on the radio. Eventually the F-16 pilot said "Watch this!" At which point he stood the Falcon on its tail and went vertical, looped it around, performed several barrell rolls, and brought it back alongside the Hercules. "How bout that?" said the F-16 pilot.

"Nice," admired the C-130 pilot. "Ok, watch this!" A minute passed, two minutes, five minutes, seven minutes, and the C-130 just kept chugging along. Finally the C-130 pilot came back on the radio and asked "What did you think of that?"

"I don't get it," the F-16 pilot said. "You didn't do anything."


"Yes I did," replied the C-130 pilot. "I got up, walked to the bathroom, took a dump, poured myself another cup of coffee, grabbed a doughnut, and came back to my seat."




I love it!!!

Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:20:18 AM EST
Many take-offs in C-130s.

Zero landings in C-130s.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:27:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:28:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2009 6:30:06 AM EST by Blue_Monkey]


Typhoon from a C130 Ramp
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:31:34 AM EST
Those fat bastards fly over my house looooowww and slooooowww about once a week. It gives me wood.

Never seem to have a camera nearby , i wish i did, cause they're lower than the surrounding hilltops. it's beautiful.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:36:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By KC-130 FLT ENG:
Love for the C-130???


Hell, my DNA is all over a bunch of them...


same here



the ones i worked on had teeth

Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:38:10 AM EST
I've always liked the 130. Saw one do a cool assault approach and landing at the Love Field air show several years ago.
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:38:25 AM EST
The photo of the guy playing bag pipes on the ramp is one of the best I have ever seen.

Not much C-130 goodness where I live - they all come over at altitude.

But Nightstalkers come over almost every night - LOW!
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 6:49:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:08:09 AM EST
Greatest. Aircraft. EVER!!! (I MAY be slightly brainwashed)

I miss seeing My girls every day

The best thing that could ever happen to Me would be to have one land up at the Airport once a year & take Me for a flight around the flagpole. A sure-fire cure for The Ol' Crew Chief's depression.

Thanks for the great pics!

463 OMS - 463 TAW - Dyess AF Patch - 1982-1986.

My favorite Girl of all time: 74-2063 "Christene"



The Ol' (Suddenly Nostalgic) Crew Chief


Link Posted: 8/5/2009 7:11:23 AM EST
Yut.

No other airplane in history is more produced, has been in more countries or have flown more missions than my beloved -130.

Semper Fi,

F&*k the J model

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