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C130 At The Airshow

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Mrs Glockrunner, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. dmjonez


    Feb 23, 2011
    Kennesaw, GA
    The J models are brand new. Old design, new version. They are made about 10 miles from my house. The right-seater is a close friend of mine!

  2. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Sep 27, 2009
    Austin, TX
    AHHH I love this stuff. Looks like a stretch model. Thanks Mrs G. :cool:
  3. ottomatic


    Oct 15, 2002
    SW Tennessee
    I have lots of flights in C130s, plus about 100 take-offs without landings.
    Many pleasant memories (and a few not-so-pleasant ones). Threw up a few time when we were doing NOE flights. Judging by that flight I might have used a bag - DID THEY DO A LOOP??????
  4. 1gewehr


    Mar 22, 2006
    Mid TN
    Herky-birds are amazing!! I almost always enjoyed flying in them. That one flight from Ft Hood to Elmira to Ramstein was the exception. (Loooonnnggg, bring, tiring) The exciting parts was when they shut down two engines to save fuel across the Atlantic.
    I also have a few more take-offs than landings in my log-book. I don't believe anyone forgets the first time they stepped off the ramp!
    NOE at night ALWAYS scared me more than anything else!
  5. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    That C130 was unloaded for sure. In one of the views I thought that I saw the back door wide open.