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by JohnM
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Boeing CH-47F Helicopter Takes Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 6600

RE: New Boeing CH-47F Helicopter Takes Flight

The first F model flew years ago, it was hangared next to my ARNG unit, and was instrumented up for test flights. It seems the first delivery is about to happen. Good to see them hitting the line units. Great machine.

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by JohnM
Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Deep Respect For Our Airmen.
Replies: 32
Views: 4298

RE: Deep Respect For Our Airmen.

My understanding of the -47 pic is that those guys are from FTIG (Fort Indiantown Gap, PA). The PAARNG does indeed have Chinooks assigned to line units as well as the Eastern Army Avn Training Site (EAATS). Of course one can assume that bird is from a lift company @ the Gap. Spent plenty of time @ t...

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by JohnM
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5B AMP 84-0059 Crash Investigation Results
Replies: 34
Views: 17546

RE: C-5B AMP 84-0059 Crash Investigation Results

XC5Eng, I agree with what you're saying 100%. However this being an AMP airplane, the vertical tapes are gone, and all the engine instruments are displayed as (in my opinion) very small gauges. I think it is easier to miss something with the AMP display that would normally jump out at you. I think t...

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by JohnM
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine One - Always Decoy?
Replies: 16
Views: 14317

RE: Marine One - Always Decoy?

Ok I'll be Mr OPSEC today. If somebody knows the deal here, please don't respond. If the bad guys don't know for sure, lets not tell them here.
John

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by JohnM
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Your Favorite Military Transport?
Replies: 70
Views: 7356

RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Anything that doesn't have any writeups for me. Best case would be a UH-60L with a fresh 40 hr, nothing pending in the -18 for lets say 10 hours, and a full bag of gas. Throw in a few clean M-240s, ammo, water, and life is good. Stateside scratch the guns, but include a "gold" fuel credit card.

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by JohnM
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Accepts Delivery Of First C-5M
Replies: 28
Views: 10200

RE: Usaf Accepts Delivery Of First C-5M

Yes they share the airplane. AMC has associate wings that allows active duty and reserve wings to share airframes at the same base. This is common in the C-5, <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10, and C-17 worlds. On a given day the only way to tell who is operating the...

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by JohnM
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Video Time!
Replies: 4
Views: 3922

RE: Military Video Time!

Greetings -60, I might have taken your comments the wrong way, but were you calling your adopted unit ass clowns? I might be a bit sensitive, but during my trip there, I saw active, guard, and US<acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> all tear aircraft up. I think everybody I...

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by JohnM
Mon May 01, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Do Pilots Do When They Need To ...
Replies: 36
Views: 22290

RE: What Do Pilots Do When They Need To ...

UH-60, your reply reminded me of the fun of the FARP piss with a UH-60. Walk back under the engine, and TRY to have the exhaust blow the rotor wash away enough to take a leak. I learned to put my hand out and attempt to gauge the airflow to allow the proper aim point. I don't think urine would be go...

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by JohnM
Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Osprey Near-mishap?
Replies: 53
Views: 6278

RE: Another Osprey Near-mishap?

I've been reading with interest the home made gun mount discussion. I know for a fact every part of the aircraft weapon systems (gun, mount, ammo feed, field of fire,etc) in the Army is engineered, evaluated, and tested. I'm no US<acronym title="Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">MC</acronym> guy, but I'...

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by JohnM
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Army 412 LUH Vs Usmc UH-1Y: Difference?
Replies: 18
Views: 28294

RE: Army 412 LUH Vs Usmc UH-1Y: Difference?

The 412 is a decent machine, but as mentioned, not a big lifter. Yes the T-700 is a great powerplant. Once again (see the V-22 thread), the Marines in my opinion have made things very complicated with the "new" Huey. It now has an APU to provide air to start the T-700 engines. I read somewhere the f...

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by JohnM
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Interest In V-22?
Replies: 26
Views: 7651

RE: US Army Interest In V-22?

CTR, are you involved with H-60 type design work? I saw the comment about working on what you design. If so many thanks, I'm biased of course, but I'm now (after OIF) a huge UH-60 fan. Sikorsky made a fine machine there.

John

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by JohnM
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Interest In V-22?
Replies: 26
Views: 7651

RE: US Army Interest In V-22?

I gotta bite also. At least the Army had the balls to admit the Comanche was too expensive and not needed. In my opinion the Army has developed most of the finest rotary wing aircraft in the western world. The Huey and of course my beloved Blackhawk come to mind, which I've crewed both. The money is...

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by JohnM
Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Texas NG Units Mobilized
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

RE: Texas NG Units Mobilized

L-188 The press stuff you see really doesn't relate to real world ops in the OIF world. I got back in November, and the stuff we did wasn't put out before we did it, and most times not even when the op was over. Opsec was good in my small part of Iraq. Everybody knows Opsec is life and death over th...

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by JohnM
Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will The Air Force Buy More Than 180 C-17s?
Replies: 47
Views: 6895

RE: Will The Air Force Buy More Than 180 C-17s?

QA5007, I agree 100% that putting 13 ea C-17s @ Dover and the same at McGoo is bizarre. I'd love to have somebody explain to me how that is efficient or cost effective. What comes to mind is pure politics. 50 airplanes at one location, which sounds like mayhem, and then a few isolated 13 aircraft ba...

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by JohnM
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Video Of A Blackhawk Rollover On A Carrier
Replies: 35
Views: 11320

RE: Video Of A Blackhawk Rollover On A Carrier

EMBQA, You might have misunderstood my reply. First rotor tiedowns are not required @ 15 kts on the UH-60. They are only required when wind conditions are projected to exceed 45 kts, or for parking for a long period of time. It is almost universal that they are installed for overnight parking for ex...

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by JohnM
Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Video Of A Blackhawk Rollover On A Carrier
Replies: 35
Views: 11320

RE: Video Of A Blackhawk Rollover On A Carrier

No such wind restrictions apply to a plan vanilla UH-60. The rotor system may start and/or stop at wind speed up to 45 knots. So if the wind is 40 kts, go ahead and start your Hawk. The aircraft is a stable machine on the ground in windy conditions, as long as the tail wheel is locked and brakes set...

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by JohnM
Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Base Realignment: Any C-5s Redeployed Elsewhere?
Replies: 14
Views: 3598

RE: Base Realignment: Any C-5s Redeployed Elsewhere?

Westover is a good choice to get B models. I met a lot of Westover guys during one of the many manning assists @ Dover. They have some very good people. They are running one of the better C-5 operations out there. Like most of AFRES and Guard units, they will rise to the top once they get some exper...

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by JohnM
Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 AMP And OT & E
Replies: 3
Views: 3730

RE: C-5 AMP And OT & E

5007, thanks for the update. I've been out of the loop for almost 1 1/2 years, I see lots will be different @ good ol DAFB when I get back. I wish somebody else had done the first AMP mods first, the learning curve is steep on a lot of these TCTOs, and Dover airplanes are always the guinnea pigs. I ...

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by JohnM
Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stored UH1/AH1's
Replies: 8
Views: 4603

RE: Stored UH1/AH1's

Ft. Drum, NY, has (or had) a boatload of <acronym title="Air Algérie (Algeria)">AH</acronym>-1 aircraft in storage. I was there last 2 years ago. I heard from somebody that the plan was to scrap the Cobras after foreign sales and fire service mod aircraft were complete. There were some very nice air...

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by JohnM
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-17A L/G Retraction Sequence
Replies: 13
Views: 3260

RE: Boeing C-17A L/G Retraction Sequence

Galaxy 5, you mention the old pneumatic kneeling system. How long you been with FRED? Kneeling was hydraulic when I started working the airplane in 1976. I never dealt with the old system, but the old timers told me it sucked and was prone to freezing in cold temps. The NLG kneeling had a TCTO in th...

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by JohnM
Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Want To Go Into Combat With No Guns? V-22 Osprey..
Replies: 38
Views: 9614

RE: Want To Go Into Combat With No Guns? V-22 Osprey..

It was my understanding that the Osprey could NOT autorotate. I can assure you that the UH-60 does. I think if the US<acronym title="Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">MC</acronym> leadership really thought this one out, they should make a decision to stop the V-22 program now. The Army made a good choic...

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by JohnM
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S.Army Uniform Question.
Replies: 26
Views: 3603

RE: U.S.Army Uniform Question.

The U S flag is required this October. The flag is required now for any troops deployed in OIF/OEF. Currently the combat patch is worn above the flag (which almost everyone dislikes and/ or questions). Rumored that it will changed that the U S flag will stay on top, and combat patch worn below. I ho...

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by JohnM
Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brac (Base Realignment And Closure) Is Coming...
Replies: 135
Views: 11779

RE: Brac (Base Realignment And Closure) Is Coming...

Duce50boom, yea I agree, Lakehurst would be a huge amount of work to make that airfield suitable. I operated out of there last summer, and there is nothing there to support a complex aircraft, let alone the short runway. I hear that the NJARNG move from <acronym title="Trenton - Mercer County (TTN),...

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by JohnM
Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf C-5A (Galaxy) Emergency Landing At CUN
Replies: 55
Views: 11900

RE: Usaf C-5A (Galaxy) Emergency Landing At CUN

Venus6971,
The advantage of working an airplane that was designed for the commercial world, you have stuff like that. Some systems that seem so important on a C-5, wouldn't even be installed on a civilian airplane. Are the C-9s gone or almost gone? Nice jet.

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by JohnM
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf C-5A (Galaxy) Emergency Landing At CUN
Replies: 55
Views: 11900

RE: Usaf C-5A (Galaxy) Emergency Landing At CUN

C-5s don't have provisions for man override of the starter control valve like many civilian airplanes do. I hope future <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> airplanes do, but wouldn't be surprised if they didn't. I don't think they trust us (the maint guys) enough to do a manual start override, ...

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by JohnM
Thu May 20, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Now Why The Hell Doesn't The Army Do This?
Replies: 27
Views: 6947

RE: Now Why The Hell Doesn't The Army Do This?

The OD paint scheme goes both ways. It is darker which helps at night. Night time is when we like to operate. But if somebody is in the wrong place at the wrong time, low airspeed, or hovering at close range, I don't care what color the aircraft is. Your fate is up to the bad guys shooting skills.

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by JohnM
Thu May 20, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How Does The Military Get To Iraq?
Replies: 15
Views: 6658

RE: How Does The Military Get To Iraq?

This fall our aircraft (helicopters) and equipment will go to Iraq via ship. We are supposed to fly on a charter. Most of the big stuff that has enough lead time goes on a ship. Cheaper and gets there when it's supposed to be there, but obviously not as fast as by air.

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by JohnM
Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Civil Or Mil More Stringent With Maintanence?
Replies: 23
Views: 3644

RE: Is Civil Or Mil More Stringent With Maintenance?

The military is by far much more strict. I does not however do a better job. In my experience, we (the military) have a very high rate of repeat and recur jobs, and generally don't have the quality of the civilian guys. To troubleshoot a fuel quanity system on a C-5 for example, I will generate at l...

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by JohnM
Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-90 Constant Pitch Oscillation
Replies: 23
Views: 6780

RE: MD-90 Constant Pitch Oscillation

Porpoising problems can be difficult to solve. I haven't worked the airplane types mentioned, but in my experience, they are almost impossible to duplicate on the ground. Sometimes it comes down to changing the most likely suspect, and if wrong, changing something else. Not real scientific, but some...

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by JohnM
Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Causes Airbus Cold Weather Smokey Starts
Replies: 13
Views: 4246

RE: What Causes Airbus Cold Weather Smokey Starts

Here is another way to explain this. Jet fuel is not a flammable liquid. It is a combustible liquid. That is, it's flash point is above 100 deg. F. The stuff is not interested in burning when below it's flash point. When jet fuel is sprayed in a very cold engine, it does not burn very well at all. W...

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by JohnM
Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Army Aviation Is So Much Cooler Then Air Force
Replies: 18
Views: 4953

RE: Why Army Aviation Is So Much Cooler Then Air Force

I agree Army Aviation is cool. I agreed so much that after 10 years of AF service, I jumped ship to Army Aviation. That was 17 years ago. I only wish I had done is sooner! If you can't fly it with the doors and windows open, it ant worth flying.

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by JohnM
Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Army Kills Comanche
Replies: 31
Views: 4325

RE: Army Kills Comanche

The RAH-66 was allowed to wither on the vine. If it had been funded properly, it would have been in service years ago. Money is everything. I hope a simple, easily deployed and maintained, off the shelf aircraft will replace the <acronym title="Comair (USA)">OH</acronym>-58. Hopefully this will allo...

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by JohnM
Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Francis Gary Powers
Replies: 26
Views: 5335

RE: Francis Gary Powers

Anybody who flies a single engine airplane across the US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym> during the height of the cold war has brass balls. The man has my respect. As far as the coffin corner, it was my impression that the autopilot did the work to keep things together as far the airspeed was ...

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by JohnM
Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Do Fighter Jets Land At Commercial Airports
Replies: 18
Views: 11260

RE: Why Do Fighter Jets Land At Commercial Airports

I agree with Ftrguy. We go to civilian airports frequently, even though an Air Force Base is close. I can go into a civilian FBO and have a Jet A truck waiting on me to engage the gust lock so he can pull in and hook up. After landing I can be topped off in 10 minutes on a bad day. Besides, I can ch...

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by JohnM
Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternating Current On Aircraft
Replies: 24
Views: 25663

RE: Alternating Current On Aircraft

Okie is right on. Larger aircraft tend to have larger power requirements of course. 115 VAC aircraft can have much smaller wiring, which saves weight and space. If you look at an older 28 VDC aircraft, B-17 for example, you will notice very large gauge wiring to operate things such as motors, boost ...

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by JohnM
Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AMC Museum
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

RE: AMC Museum

The <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-97 is assembled and the interior is looking pretty good. The Connie seems to have the big pieces installed, but looks to be in pretty rough shape. I thing the biggest deal is that some C-124 airframe components are starting to arriv...

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by JohnM
Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone Here In The Usaf?
Replies: 91
Views: 12818

RE: Anyone Here In The Usaf?

If you have interest in a specific job, ask here to get some real world info on that career field. The generic job descriptions aren't a big help in trying to find the real deal. If I had to do it again, I would give ATC a hard look. Aircraft maint jobs can go either way. Some are great and some suc...

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by JohnM
Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Refueling Craft Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3016

RE: Usaf Refueling Craft Question

A co worker of mine used to work some used 707 type airframes at Wright-Pat. Every airplane was different, and was a nightmare. He spent more time trying to see which wiring diagram applied to his airplane that fixing it. Used DC-10s would be a mess as mentioned above.

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by JohnM
Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Is The C-5 Such A Hangar Queen?
Replies: 6
Views: 3978

RE: Why Is The C-5 Such A Hangar Queen?

The C-5 was built in small numbers. 50 B models and 77 surviving A models. There are not a lot of parts out there to begin with, such a small number of airplanes built. How many 747s were (and still being) built? 700? 800? How many have been junked? Gobs of parts all over the world for that thing. T...

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by JohnM
Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First C-5A To Arrive At Amarc In October
Replies: 23
Views: 8421

RE: First C-5A To Arrive At Amarc In October

I would be surprised if a civil operator attemted to operate an airplane like a C-5 due to the cost. The C-5 is not maintenance friendly, and unless some drastic changes were made, would bankrupt somebody real fast. A major <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">...

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by JohnM
Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why UHF?
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

RE: Why UHF?

UHF is a big help when you only have one VHF on board. If you need ATIS or something of that nature, using <acronym title="Upper Heyford (UHF / EGUA) (closed), United Kingdom">UHF</acronym> for the primary comm freq frees up the VHF for frequencies that do not have a <acronym title="Upper Heyford (U...

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by JohnM
Thu Oct 02, 2003 7:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fans Spinning At The Gate
Replies: 22
Views: 7764

RE: Engine Fans Spinning At The Gate

Fan blade "clank" is very irratating on an otherwise quiet flightline. It is a rare time when no APU's or power units are running, and the damn fans are spinning from the wind. We do have fan blockers, which are high speed aerospace 2X4s with a rubber surface to stick in the inlets, if inlet work is...

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by JohnM
Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First C-5A To Arrive At Amarc In October
Replies: 23
Views: 8421

RE: First C-5A To Arrive At Amarc In October

2 airplanes per quarter will be de commisioned starting now. (1st quarter FY 04). The airplanes have to go through active duty units to be decommisioned. I saw the tail # list @ work, but don't have them handy. I remember that 70-0450 was on the list, it has had some serious accidents in it's histor...

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by JohnM
Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire Changing
Replies: 25
Views: 5748

RE: Tire Changing

As for the question about the C-5 NLG inbd tire change. The outboard tires come off first, a spacer, and then the inboard tire. All 4 NLG tires are usually changed at the same time as a set. If hydraulic pressure is not aviailable to individually kneel a main gear, an axle jack is used. This does no...

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by JohnM
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question For Boeing C17 Globemaster Crewmembers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5742

RE: Question For Boeing C17 Globemaster Crewmembers?

That's the first I've heard about a stretch. The C-17 has had range issues since day one, and it would seen odd to me to stretch an airplane (add more weight) that needs more range. I still remember when C-5s were forced to stop in the Azores to refuel because the C-17s had to. I have been told the ...

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by JohnM
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Memories
Replies: 24
Views: 6901

RE: B-36 Memories

SWA <acronym title="Tampa - International (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym>, Thanks for the good info about the Chanute B-36. The link was great also. The <acronym title="Syrian Arab Airlines">RB</acronym>-66 that my school used (Aircraft electrician) is still at the former Chanute (now Ran...

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by JohnM
Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Memories
Replies: 24
Views: 6901

RE: B-36 Memories

My fond memory of a B-36 is from Chanute <acronym title="Rome - Griffiss Airpark (AFB) (RME / KRME), USA - New York">AFB</acronym>, <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym> in the mid 70's. The B-36 was on static display, and I would pause under it's fusalage and read some of my mail...

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by JohnM
Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NJ ANG Moving Helicopters To Lakehurst Naes
Replies: 3
Views: 5447

RE: NJ ANG Moving Helicopters To Lakehurst Naes

STT757, nice pics. One minor typo. You posted NJ ANG, NJ ARNG is correct. I am in the ARNG so I am sensitive to the ANG/ ARNG thing. Not to worry, most people I know confuse the 2 quite often.

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by JohnM
Sun Aug 10, 2003 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear Retraction/extension Direction On C5 Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 4987

RE: Gear Retraction/extension Direction On C5 Galaxy

I agree Fltmech9. However the crosswind system used a completely different set of actuators to rotate the gear. The aft gears have kept the "crosswind" actuators, but are now called positioning actuators. They are used for castor operations during turns. My opinion as to why the rotation of the main...

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by JohnM
Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Form Is The APU...
Replies: 10
Views: 3801

RE: What Form Is The APU...

A term from the "old time" guys who trained me. (all now retired) The piston powered APU used on the C-124 Globemaster was called a put-put. Posssibly all piston APUs from those days were called that. Not sure however. Maybe only Air Force slang.

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