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C 130 story !!

Old 21st Oct 2020, 15:37
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Smile C 130 story !!

The Herc and the F-15s

A couple of F-15's are escorting a C-130 Hercules, and their pilots are chatting with the pilot of the transport to pass the time. Talk comes ‘round to the relative merits of their respective aircraft. Of course the fighter pilots contend that their airplanes were better because of their superior speed, maneuverability, weaponry, and so forth, while the putting down the Herc’s deficiencies in these areas.

After taking this for a while, the C-130 pilot says, "Oh yeah? Well, I can do a few things in this old girl that you'd only dream about." Naturally, the fighter pilots challenge him to demonstrate.

"Just watch," comes the quick retort.

And so they watch. But all they see is that C-130 continuing to fly straight and level..

After several minutes the Herc pilot comes back on the air, saying "There! How was that?"

Not having seen anything, the fighter pilots reply, "What are you talking about? What did you do?"

And the Herc pilot replies, "Well, I got up, stretched my legs, got a cup of coffee, then went back an took a leak."
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 19:41
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Yep, a frequent version told to many of we lights with a twist or two.

"We just finished a frissbee contest and then the loadmaster brought us the coffee"

"Did you guys notice the Honda Civic we had in the cargo section?"

And the beat goes on.

I wonder about how many here have a actually spent 13 hours + in a single seat light crossing the ocean. Gotta tellya that the high protein diet worked! Funniest episode was the cooks at Hickham gave us a box lunch with fried chicken! Our life support crews had a tuff time cleaning our oxygen mask valves.

It takes two to get the job done, and I thank the tanker guys a lot when I was low on gas and managed to avoid the ack and SAM's. They were there and made a difference.

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Old 21st Oct 2020, 20:56
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Of the many versions of that, the airline one is far better as he s*****d a hostie too
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 08:50
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I think the original version with the B52 was

“Shut down two engines...”
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 14:30
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Reminds me of a story from the Falklands in 87. The F4 pilots were boasting about how fast they could climb to height. The Chinook crew then bet them they could get to the same height from brakes off much faster. On the appointed day off went the Phantom and climbed to said height in so many seconds. The Chinook lifted from the dispersal by 78 Sqn and leisurely climbed up to just below the required height, then they announced '' Taking the Brakes off Now - Oh we're here!''
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 22:10
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Bit of a long read, but well worth it:
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 23:03
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Us Huey pilots challenged Mirage pilots to a race to 1000'. They laughed at us, but then withdrew when we said that it would be from standing on the tarmac outside a shut-down aircraft and no ground crew.
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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 09:26
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And then there was the race between the Hunter and the Huey from Midway (Thumrait) to Salalah............
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