Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7336 posts, RR: 52 Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2727 times:
I saw on CNN tonight that a headline read, "Military Grounds C-130" on Headline News. But the story they were actually reporting wasn't about the C-130. So they obviously put that up wrong. But did this happen? I can't find anything on google about it.
Contact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2244 times:
Apparently the "K" hercs in the RAF have the the mod to the wingbox allready. Not affected with this.
(Many onther C130 operators have had this problem, both Norway and Sweden had to ground pending modification some years back)
USAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2234 times:
Hey everyone....I work on the staff of Headquarters, Air Combat Command at Langley AFB, VA. The EC-130H weapons system team folks work right down the hall from me. They did indeed ground C-130E plus put flight restrictions on other E and H models. Here's a link to air force news story about it
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 996 posts, RR: 6 Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
I tried sending you a message, but I guess you have to be a first class member to do so. In any case, I was wondering how the field was like. I've heard from some enlisted dudes in MX that as an LT, MX officer is a real chill job as you pretty much let them work, interact with them, sign off their stuff, and you're not behind a desk day in and day out.
I'm thinking about doing that if I don't fly, and then going Acquisitions or PA 2 years after (or ASAP) (since you cannot go directly into those fields as a first assignment).
Anyway, any reply is appreciated. Thanks!
Don't worry, that site steals pics from Airliners.net. You'd be "returning the favor". The photo of the C-130 in the second link is horrifying, to say the least. Good thing they're being grounded to be able to find out what went wrong and save who knows how many lives.