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by JohnM
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 18
Views: 2427

Re: The C5 nosewheel

I knew the guy who over serviced the NLG strut. It was no fault of the Travis guys, it was a Dover flying crew chief. He gave the nitrogen charge all the pressure the nitrogen cart had, I guess thinking more is better. I won't go into this guys original career field, but I'll say he was not very goo...

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by JohnM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8899

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

I think the Travis guys were pretty sharp also. During AMP mod, a Travis jet at Dover couldn't pass an MTEST or something. Minor issue, but wouldn't pass the test. A Dover plane was given back to us with similar issue, we'd have to struggle to fix the newly installed system, which usually wasn't eas...

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by JohnM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8899

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

Other than the hubs occasionally, I don’t remember many PACS problems. Once on a local, the pilots were having troubles with touchdowns. They said it feel right, I took the plane and sure it didn’t feel right. After landing, I could put the yoke forward or aft and it stayed there. Both Elev Feel co...

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by JohnM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8899

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

The M model fixed most of the performance issues and, for a time, maintenance issues. USAF Maintenance is more the issue than the plane. GF Manning is poor. The tech data is poor. The new systems are very quirky. The Lockheed that made the B model is dead and gone. I was told first hand by a LM avi...

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by JohnM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8899

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

Other than things like the wings, what was “anvil reliable” on an A/B model? 18 years and I spent a lot of time pounding the ramp waiting for the crew bus back to the Q. GF A good example is the legacy PACS servo. Our shop would change one every year or so. The new and "improved" AMP serv...

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by JohnM
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8899

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

I'm retired now but to talk to my former C-17 and C-5 comrades. The late block C-17s that Dover got have been very good airplanes, easy to fix, and don't break much. They fly the hell out of them. The C-5s are a different matter. I was involved heavily in C-5 legacy, AMP and the M model. The M has g...

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by JohnM
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: In flight refueling to over MGTOW
Replies: 24
Views: 4069

Re: In flight refueling to over MGTOW

Another issue is when FRED has a high fuel load, expect fuel leaks from the extended range tanks. The ER tanks don't see high fuel levels very often, so expect leaks. I don't think it would be a huge issue in flight, but sitting on the ground like that, be prepared to see some puddles around the air...

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by JohnM
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 99
Views: 8500

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

MREs DO NOT require refrigeration. If kept cooler (below 60 deg F) they can last close to 10 years. If stored in a hot area (over 90 deg F), they will last several years. They work just fine, keep in mind each one is close to 3,000 calories. We always carried a case of them in our UH-60s in Iraq. T...

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by JohnM
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 99
Views: 8500

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

MREs DO NOT require refrigeration. If kept cooler (below 60 deg F) they can last close to 10 years. If stored in a hot area (over 90 deg F), they will last several years. They work just fine, keep in mind each one is close to 3,000 calories. We always carried a case of them in our UH-60s in Iraq. Th...

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by JohnM
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Galaxy emr landing at Lackland AB, TX
Replies: 7
Views: 2329

Re: C-5 Galaxy emr landing at Lackland AB, TX

As maintenance troops we also wondered about the high level of local training flights. Somebody told me once that at Dover for example the Reserve wing had almost 100 co-pilots to train and keep current, let alone the active duty wing. Also many of these guys are new to the AF, the military is just ...

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by JohnM
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Galaxy emr landing at Lackland AB, TX
Replies: 7
Views: 2329

Re: C-5 Galaxy emr landing at Lackland AB, TX

The M model conversion doesn't rework or otherwise address much with the landing gear systems. Most if not all NLG jackscrews that have been installed in recent years are canned parts from the boneyard. The boneyard A models were built in the late 60's, and those parts have lots of wear. The C-5 is ...

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by JohnM
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 reverse thrust question
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

Re: C-5 reverse thrust question

I'm not in the loop as far a some checklist procedures go. However I did maintain that system on the A &B models. Engines 1 & 4 are locked out from reverse thrust, and engines 2 & 3 are limited to idle reverse thrust in flight due to the touchdown system. It is an electrical linear actua...

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by JohnM
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question about the C-141
Replies: 10
Views: 2770

Re: Question about the C-141

I'm off topic a bit. The 141 was a damn good airplane. I started on the C-5, but worked lots of 141s that were transient visitors. It was interesting to see what Lockheed changed when they designed the C-5. The C-141 was of course much simpler, but some systems were a pain in the ass on the 141, but...

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by JohnM
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A/C Ground Power connection issues
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: A/C Ground Power connection issues

I am assuming that the smaller tactical aircraft are space & weight limited to some extent, so that your external power system is not chalk full of bells and whistles. I'm not sure how any plane can be maintained without 2 auxiliary power units, 2 galleys, and a nice table to sit at for forms wo...

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by JohnM
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A/C Ground Power connection issues
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: A/C Ground Power connection issues

I do not have experience with small pointy nose jets. However everything I have dealt with from the C-141, c-5, and the H-60 family all have (in C-5 A/B talk) a bus protection panel. If the incoming 400 hz is not the correct voltage, phase rotation, etc, it will not let the power on the airplane, an...

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by JohnM
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thunderbird Crashes At Usaf Academy Graduation
Replies: 25
Views: 6479

RE: Thunderbird Crashes At Usaf Academy Graduation

Reminds me of an F106 (or F-102) bailout years back. I think it was in trim and landed in a snowy field out west somewhere. I believe the jet was fixed, and put back in service. Single engine aircraft are fun until your only engine calls it quits, if that was what happened to the T bird jet.

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by JohnM
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF 1 Winglets
Replies: 24
Views: 4662

RE: AF 1 Winglets

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747classic" class="quote" target="_blank">747classic</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Only the aerial refuelling system ha...

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by JohnM
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF 1 Winglets
Replies: 24
Views: 4662

RE: AF 1 Winglets

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747classic" class="quote" target="_blank">747classic</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Aerial refuelling has not been certi...

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by JohnM
Tue May 31, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Strange AF1 Routing To Vietnam
Replies: 29
Views: 5350

RE: Strange AF1 Routing To Vietnam

Maybe the flight routing was part of an apology. Maybe an apology tour?

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by JohnM
Thu May 26, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Re-engine The KC10
Replies: 57
Views: 7181

RE: Re-engine The KC10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747classic" class="quote" target="_blank">747classic</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>What kind of re-engining program was...

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by JohnM
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Considers 72 New Build F-15, F-16
Replies: 58
Views: 20392

RE: Usaf Considers 72 New Build F-15, F-16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThePointblank" class="quote" target="_blank">ThePointblank</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>For one, the aircraft has comp...

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by JohnM
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: OV-10s Brought Out Of Retirement To Fight Isis
Replies: 18
Views: 10285

RE: OV-10s Brought Out Of Retirement To Fight Isis

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flaps" class="quote" target="_blank">Flaps</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i> There are however missions in that arena that...

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by JohnM
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: OV-10s Brought Out Of Retirement To Fight Isis
Replies: 18
Views: 10285

RE: OV-10s Brought Out Of Retirement To Fight Isis

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flaps" class="quote" target="_blank">Flaps</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>For starters: 1. Cost 2. Speed 3. Range 4. Loi...

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by JohnM
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Niagara Falls To Get 8 KC-135s
Replies: 30
Views: 12089

RE: Niagara Falls To Get 8 KC-135s

I remember being bored a few years back and looking at FMC rates in G081. I looked at McConnell's numbers and I think every jet on station was FMC which blew me away. Maybe I caught them on a good day....compared to the C-5 world, that was unbelievable.

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by JohnM
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Of C-5 At Westover
Replies: 32
Views: 19319

RE: Future Of C-5 At Westover

Westover does minor ISO inspections for the entire C-5 fleet, the major ISO is done at Dover. So any M that is due a minor inspection will visit Westover. Enjoy any TF-39 whine you may hear, since those days are numbered.

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by JohnM
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Design Flaw Uncovered With The AN-178 Transport?
Replies: 10
Views: 10857

RE: Design Flaw Uncovered With The AN-178 Transport?

Reminds me of the C-5 before they were wing modded. "Pet rocks" were loaded forward in the cargo compartment on pallets. Mostly for air refuel training missions if memory serves. I think that issue was fixed when they got new wings.

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by JohnM
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K
Replies: 138
Views: 46189

RE: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ozair" class="quote" target="_blank">Ozair</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Indeed, in AFG the Chinooks would regularly ou...

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by JohnM
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K
Replies: 138
Views: 46189

RE: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

I have no doubt the <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-53K will be an outstanding aircraft. However, it is not just a plused up E, it is very different, and will need a bit of time to mature. I can tell you from my experience that bringing a very new design up to speed is no fun, e...

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by JohnM
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FA-18 Super Hornet To Be Modified For Blue Angels
Replies: 47
Views: 17026

RE: FA-18 Super Hornet To Be Modified For Blue Angels

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/apfpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">apfpilot</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>IMHO the Thunderbirds don't even come clos...

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by JohnM
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: CH-53K First Flight!
Replies: 15
Views: 6786

RE: CH-53K First Flight!

I find it interesting that the article lists the payload is tripled to 27,000 lbs. I'm not a <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-53 expert, but I'm pretty sure the legacy -53 can lift more than 9,000 lbs, even hot/ high. Hell a UH-60 can do that, not hot/high however. Seems like the...

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by JohnM
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Liberal Leader Plan To Scrap F-35
Replies: 134
Views: 28897

RE: Canadian Liberal Leader Plan To Scrap F-35

I read that the new guy wants to ramp up government spending along with other things to somehow help the country. No worries about spending on the military, the USA will take care of that need for them I'm sure. Mean anti-islamic combat aircraft would cut into the unicorn budget, so the F-35 must be...

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by JohnM
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Liberal Leader Plan To Scrap F-35
Replies: 134
Views: 28897

RE: Canadian Liberal Leader Plan To Scrap F-35

I don't have any fancy studies to point out. However I flew in single engine helicopters over water and forested areas with no suitable landing zones. I didn't like it one bit. Especially at night, IMC, and at low altitudes. When we transitioned to twin engined birds, I really liked having that othe...

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by JohnM
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usmc Declares F-35B IOC
Replies: 37
Views: 11252

RE: Usmc Declares F-35B IOC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThePointblank" class="quote" target="_blank">ThePointblank</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>And for the US Army, they have...

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by JohnM
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflating Tyres ... Does Air Get In?
Replies: 27
Views: 5522

RE: Inflating Tyres ... Does Air Get In?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KELPkid" class="quote" target="_blank">KELPkid</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>and oxygen at really high pressures does s...

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by JohnM
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 Ground Tests Gun
Replies: 44
Views: 14867

RE: F-35 Ground Tests Gun

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThePointblank" class="quote" target="_blank">ThePointblank</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>The US<acronym title="Macedoni...

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by JohnM
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wheel Well Fire Extinguishers
Replies: 32
Views: 8160

RE: Wheel Well Fire Extinguishers

Not a civil airplane, but the C-5 does. A C-5 was lost early in the program due to a wheel well fire which I think was before the fire suppression system (<acronym title="Kinloss (FSS / EGQK), United Kingdom">FSS</acronym>) was installed. There are wheel well fire loops (in many other areas as well)...

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by JohnM
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The US Army Will Buy 6 Dash-8-300
Replies: 15
Views: 12859

RE: The US Army Will Buy 6 Dash-8-300

At this point the USAF will offer to "assist" with the process, take the program over, and kill it.

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by JohnM
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Competition
Replies: 44
Views: 18375

RE: T-X Competition

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thegman" class="quote" target="_blank">thegman</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>it seemed the Navy took the reigns on the ...

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by JohnM
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400 Grizzly And The C-17 Moose
Replies: 23
Views: 16610

RE: A400 Grizzly And The C-17 Moose

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kanban" class="quote" target="_blank">kanban</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> "Fantastic Ridiculous Economic Disaster"),</i...

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by JohnM
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Signs For 2 Additional C-17's
Replies: 32
Views: 12490

RE: UAE Signs For 2 Additional C-17's

LAIRCM is a pretty extensive mod. It requires a trip to a mod center to accomplish. Most TCTOs that are done by Maint Squadrons now are limited. There is a man hour limit that keeps the home station maintainers doing only small mods. The manning of today does not allow for lengthy TCTOs to be done. ...

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by JohnM
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN F/A-XX Air Superiority Fighter
Replies: 57
Views: 17341

RE: USN F/A-XX Air Superiority Fighter

It will go to hell once the USMC gets jealous and demands that it have a lift fan.

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by JohnM
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: This Is What It Looks Like To Land C-5 Galaxy
Replies: 2
Views: 6761

RE: This Is What It Looks Like To Land C-5 Galaxy

The C-5M made few changes to the landing gear. Actually the kneeling system works pretty well, and does not have a lot of issues. The big changes other than the obvious engine systems was electrical generation, air conditioning/ bleed air, yanking MADARS III and installing EDS in it's place. Over th...

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by JohnM
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10's Being Shot At In Iraq
Replies: 106
Views: 22260

RE: A-10's Being Shot At In Iraq

A simple engine failure with a twin engine aircraft over Iraq, lets say the A-10. Fly home, enter a red X. Not the worst of days. Engine failure with the uber high tech F-35 over Iraq. I would guess it has the glide ratio of an anvil, so the pilot is now on foot in Iraq. That would not give me lots ...

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by JohnM
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Drone Pilots Suffering From Morale Crisis
Replies: 50
Views: 15685

RE: Usaf Drone Pilots Suffering From Morale Crisis

The US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> should learn from their parent service, the Army, about enlisted UAS drivers. There are lots of very intelligent and squared away troops (especially aircraft maint) who would welcome a nice career change as a UAV stick wiggler. I really don't feel sorry...

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by JohnM
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35A IOC Delay Possible Due To A-10
Replies: 101
Views: 19210

RE: F-35A IOC Delay Possible Due To A-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kanban" class="quote" target="_blank">kanban</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>So to keep "pride" and service separateness ...

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by JohnM
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35A IOC Delay Possible Due To A-10
Replies: 101
Views: 19210

RE: F-35A IOC Delay Possible Due To A-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThePointblank" class="quote" target="_blank">ThePointblank</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>And yet the B-1 can do more th...

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by JohnM
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35A IOC Delay Possible Due To A-10
Replies: 101
Views: 19210

RE: F-35A IOC Delay Possible Due To A-10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThePointblank" class="quote" target="_blank">ThePointblank</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Who's fixing the jets and doing ...

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by JohnM
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Alaska Rejects 8 Former National Guard C-23s
Replies: 12
Views: 5950

RE: Alaska Rejects 8 Former National Guard C-23s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/L-188" class="quote" target="_blank">L-188</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Actualy the AKANG flew Sherpa's</i></font></td><...

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by JohnM
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does The Usaf Fly Cat II/III Approaches?
Replies: 28
Views: 6710

RE: Does The Usaf Fly Cat II/III Approaches?

Sure they do. The original C-<acronym title="Alpine Aviation (USA)">5A</acronym> and B had autoland for example. Rarely used, but it was there. The autoland function was not enabled when the planes went through AMP mod, which includes the current C-5M. The C-17 in question might have had a crosswind...

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by JohnM
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Could Airbus Design The C-5 Replacement?
Replies: 44
Views: 7202

RE: Could Airbus Design The C-5 Replacement?

I'd like to see Airbus take a crack at MADARS V. I say let them take a shot.

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