-The DC6 is really tricky to load,Atlantic Cargo from Great Britain still use the aircraft together with the L-188 Electra.
-Always a thrill (in a positive way) to work on either one of them,regardless of ground balance problems,hence they don´t make aircrafts like´em anymore
-Whenever we load/unload the palletised cargo,we always take care in doing it the right way with caution to prevent a tailstrike since they don´t carry a tailstand.
-The last time I worked on the DC6,I ended up doing a visual startup in the middle of the night and removed my headset just to hear the P&W´s roar to life...the crew noticed that I took off my headset and offered me a real treat :
-The first engine they started,they overused the booster pumps thus making the engine fire almost one cylinder at the time,throwing large flames out of the exhaust....I still get goosebumps when thinking about it..
-Finally,I come to think of a good ol´sayin´:
-"it´s always better with four slow screws than two or more fast blowjobs"..
[Edited 2006-07-10 20:55:13]