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Global Aviation Magazine : 60 Years of the Hercules

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Global Aviation Magazine : 60 Years of the Hercules

Old 16th Mar 2016, 15:02
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Sorry peoples but my uploading seems to be going horribly wrong. Must try harder as I see that the two uploads are duplicates.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 16:13
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Jordan Ex Eastern Wedding

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Oh you mean this place. I'm at the base of the column.


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Old 16th Mar 2016, 16:44
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I was about to suggest that four columns of wisdom had morphed into 5 but .....................
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 16:55
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Herc fuselage art

Try again with a picture post of fuselage art.

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Old 16th Mar 2016, 17:00
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Herc Fin Pic

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The Fin Art is top banana but too professional for yer average service graffiti.
As for pillars of wisdom, I can't walk on water but I can float a bit.
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You weren't on your way to Greece from Turkey were you?

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Old 16th Mar 2016, 17:10
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Previous pic was 40 years of the Herc.

This one is a thank you to the Brits for the support during the Earthquake relief.

http://tinypic.com/r/141unew/9

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Celebrating the Herc support companies

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Old 16th Mar 2016, 18:17
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Upgently - you need to post the "IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards" in between [img] [/img] tags


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Old 16th Mar 2016, 19:02
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I found this article interesting today. We've discussed Herc Mil JPADS Ops before, but this is written based on current Syrian Ops by Russian Charter aircraft.

Originally Posted by AirSpaceMag
Two weeks ago, the United Nations World Food Programme’s attempt to air-drop 21 pallets of food to some 200,000 starving Syrians in the ISIS-beseiged city of Deir ez-Zor ended in failure. The threat of anti-aircraft fire forced the Russian transport aircraft chartered by the U.N. to release its cargo—enough lentils, rice, vegetable oil, and salt to feed 2,500 people for a month, the food agency said—from an altitude of 23,000 feet. The Guardian reported that four pallets were destroyed because their parachutes didn’t open, seven landed too far away from the target area to be of benefit, and 10 had drifted so far off course they could not be located.


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Surely the expertise for this kind of Op is the preserve of the Military ?

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Old 16th Mar 2016, 19:11
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The Pakistani relief Op in '05....what was it called, buggered if I can remember!
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 19:14
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The Pakistani relief Op in '05....what was it called, buggered if I can remember!
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 19:35
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That's it, cheers. Who'd have thought it, thanking a mover!!
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No problem - We Movers do have our uses.....occassionally
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upgently,
welcome back.
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A-Line Memories at Lyneham


Hello again everyone, sorry for the delay posting, but my old computer decided to pack up and just like a "K" is nil stock in spares and needed some ingenuity rather than replacement to get going again.
Anyway, I am back up and scanning and I hope you will recognise the Lyneham shots I took back in 1987 to record my time on A-line as an engineer officer.

In reply to the previous message from Smudge, I am delighted to hear that Simon became a GE, he was a really nice guy and he fully deserved the chance to make the most of that opportunity. Also, in answer to you, I think my lot was "C" Flight (it was long ago!) but my wonderful Flt Sgt was Dougie Bowyer if that narrows it down,... plus good old Mick Rans*m, one of my old time Chiefs, so many stories from him and about him!

In fact all my Chief Techs were great characters and on occasion if we were quiet on a night shift after all the snags were done, they would start up a fierce bridge card school with no prisoners taken in bidding wars and subsequent debriefs on the outcome! I had no issue with this, provided all the work was done, but one night OC Eng Wg decided to surprise us at 4am while I was doing some 6442s and the card school was in full swing. He strode into our control and feeling that he had caught them out said: "No problems gentlemen?" To which the reply came straight back "Yes, Sir, we're vulnerable in Spades!" This took the wind completely out his sails and unable to come up with a retort, just looked at me and snapped "I'll see you in the morning!" before leaving as quickly as he had entered.

"You can't hide up there all day Sir, OC Eng wants to see you right away! Plus I need you to sign off my leave request. "

So, just one more high up snap from the flood light tower, of a couple of visiting Canadian C130s.

Now just some pics I took to illustrate the routine of life on the line such as bringing the tyres back up to pressure with Nitrogen.

And the daily movement of aircraft around the airfield and into the hangars using the tug.

Two Alberts squeezed into the A-line hangar to be sorted for a check or a rectification of an awkward snag.

Another constant task was a re-role of the cargo area for the many different jobs that the aircraft was capable of performing. This photo also illustrates how much "stuff" was back there!

And my much maligned, but unsung hero in the stores, beavering away to keep us stocked with parts and tools,.... at least he knew that I really appreciated him!

Finally, to finish off, a departing Fat Albert heading off to somewhere exotic and distant and this is will be the theme of my next set of photos as I look at some of my trips away downroute.
Cheers to you all,
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Old 19th Mar 2016, 08:41
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Flier,
nice pics, especially of the cargo compartment. But it looks to this non airframe eye more like part of the floor has been taken up rather than a re role.
The versatility of the 'K' was a great for the various tasks but not so great for the Role Eqippers ! Nineteen basic roles plus various sub roles within the nineteen. They deserved more respect than they usually got,
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Thanks for sharing your pics FF ... Looking forward to the next instalment
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Old 19th Mar 2016, 09:32
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Here you go AA62 and the wider ALM community (and yes I know it's an A400M not a Herc K) ...

'Ascot 401' ... very amusing

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