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Posted: 9/2/2004 3:58:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 8:36:43 AM EST
[lib fag mode]That is very dangerous, and a waste of tax dollars, how do we know that pilot is not on a short final to the Columbia tower?...You think 2 Jets in NYC was a disaster? Just think what a C-130 and s flight of little blue and yellow hornets would do if one of those pilots were to have a accident![/lib fag mode]


DAMN I LOVE THE BLUE ANGELS! I remmember when they were flying the A-4's and did the switch to the F-18's, I really think the A-4's were much more cool, but to watch the F-18's damn near hover in one spot at a 65* nose up angle and then just go like a bat out of hell out of sight was pretty cool as a kid.


I guess the NAVY is good for something!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 9:26:06 AM EST
I met the pilot of Fat Albert when they were here. He was surprised I knew it was a USMC plane.

Thats what ya learn when you work with jarheads.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:06:58 AM EST
When you refer to Fat Albert, are you referring to the name given to that individual aircraft?

The only reference to Fat Albert and aircraft I am aware of is when referring to the C-5 Galaxy which is a HUGE aircraft...hence the nick-name. The USAF never sanctioned the use of the nick-name, but...

I will agree that the Blue Angels are better than the USAF Thunderbirds.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 7:34:10 AM EST
Fat Albert at the Sky Prick during Sea-Fair

The title sounds like a Beatles song.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 12:39:31 PM EST
The Blue Angels have been refering to the Marine C-130 as Fat Albert before the Chair Force had the C-5 in operational use.

From Harry Gann (blueangels.org):

FAT ALBERT AND ERNIE TOO

In the 1970's, a Lockheed C-121J Constellation provided the Blue Angels transportation between show sites for the maintenance and support troops. While the Connie was a graceful appearing aircraft, it was not the best vehicle for this logistical mission. It was difficult to load heavy equipment such as spare engines. The team requested a more suitable vehicle from the Navy system but was informed that none were available.

The Marine Corps save the day by making available a KC-130F with a supporting marine crew. Hercules BuNo 150690 arrived in Pensacola, On 22 July 1970 ready for action. The low-slung, fat bellied, wide-bodied Lockheed product quickly acquired the name of "Fat Albert or Bert" for short borrowed from a Bill Cosby TV character. It was to prove an excellent choice for the prescribed duties.

Some of the nicknames for the C-5:
"Suisun Balloon"
"FRED" Fantastic Ridiculous Economic Disaster / Fucking Radical Engineering Disaster


Originally Posted By sakima:
When you refer to Fat Albert, are you referring to the name given to that individual aircraft?

The only reference to Fat Albert and aircraft I am aware of is when referring to the C-5 Galaxy which is a HUGE aircraft...hence the nick-name. The USAF never sanctioned the use of the nick-name, but...

I will agree that the Blue Angels are better than the USAF Thunderbirds.

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 1:15:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 1:17:43 PM EST by Da_Bunny]

Originally Posted By CavVet:
I met the pilot of Fat Albert when they were here. He was surprised I knew it was a USMC plane.

Thats what ya learn when you work with jarheads.



Somebody told you, or did the giant gold MARINES plastered all over it give you a clue?
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 2:16:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Somebody told you, or did the giant gold MARINES plastered all over it give you a clue?



I had only seen it over the fence on the tarmac. My jarhead coworker told me.....

Im sure he is lurking........


Link Posted: 9/3/2004 2:38:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By CavVet:
I met the pilot of Fat Albert when they were here. He was surprised I knew it was a USMC plane.

Thats what ya learn when you work with jarheads.



Kinda backwards isn't it. Usually it's the Navy hauling the Marines' shit everywhere.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:22:13 PM EST
The Marines have more C-130's than the Navy does.


Originally Posted By bigern:
Kinda backwards isn't it. Usually it's the Navy hauling the Marines' shit everywhere.

Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:29:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
The Marines have more C-130's than the Navy does.


Originally Posted By bigern:
Kinda backwards isn't it. Usually it's the Navy hauling the Marines' shit everywhere.




I understand that. Just because I hardly ever post anything intelligent doesn't mean I'm stupid. Just that I have little to offer in the way of intelligent conversation. I save all my good stuff for Freerepublic.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 6:38:30 PM EST
Marines. Yes we are a Department of the Navy, We're the Mens Department!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:52:45 AM EST
Jarheads, you can't take them anywhere...


Originally Posted By 1811GNR:
Marines. Yes we are a Department of the Navy, We're the Mens Department!

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 10:04:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1811GNR:
Marines. Yes we are a Department of the Navy, We're the Mens Department!






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