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Old 26th Jan 2011, 11:02
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Cornish Jack
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: UK
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From a few trips 'meat bombing' from the Hastings, it certainly did fly tail down on those sorties. Quite noticeable 'cos we were dispatching paras and had to recover the static line bags after the drop. After dropping sim 15s, it was a mighty heave to get the lines and bags back on board AND uphill too!! Once back in it was exceedlingly pleasant to lean out of the open doors to get a slipstream head massage!!
Somewhat oddly, we were doing the Dispatcher's course for crewing duties on theValetta but all our dispatching was done on the Hastings.
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