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Old 11-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #5236
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...The wind will snatch you up and try to toss you out of the bird...
You wouldn't have been the first young troop to be tossed out of a C-130... Airborne D.I.'s occasionally "inspired" young troopers to exit the aircraft... shit!!!!!!!

Thanks for the photos and service.



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Old 11-24-2011, 09:37 PM   #5237
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Kav - neat shots......seeing those tip path formation lights brought back lots of memories!!!!


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Old 11-24-2011, 10:16 PM   #5238
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Kav, great shots. those 53E's came out of where I work here in Stratford Ct quite a few years ago it's great to see they are still doing the job. we are getting alot of stuff here to test for the 53K model, wish the K could get out there alot sooner to you guys. thanks for your service,
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:03 PM   #5239
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"PULLUP!!!PULLUP!!!PULLUP!!!"

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Old 11-29-2011, 05:07 PM   #5240
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holy crap that is great!!
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:14 PM   #5241
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Details! Details..!
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:18 PM   #5242
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well they thought if the just went to nudge it, with the skid to get it to move ,so they could land.......
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #5243
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Found it in the WTF thread.

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Old 11-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #5244
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that helo looks full and that gator/croc (?) has gotta weigh 500 pounds or so. Hope it let go are there's gonna be quite a mess to clean up!
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:10 PM   #5245
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CG crash survivor faces charges in deadly incident

Anybody have any information on this? http://news.yahoo.com/cg-crash-survi...163127666.html.

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than a year had passed since the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crash off Washington state killed three of Lt. Lance Leone's colleagues.
The sole survivor and co-pilot, Leone had recovered from his injuries and been cleared, his father said, for flight re-training.
But that never happened. Instead, Leone was charged with negligent homicide and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in connection with the July 2010 accident
The article is short on detail - who was the PIC and the Pilot at the controls. But it is unusual, to say the least, to see these kinds of charges filed after a mishap.

Any Coasties here?
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:31 AM   #5246
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I'm a former coastie. That was 20 years ago now, and a lot has changed.
But even back then, there was a change taking place. There seemed to be an influx of blame flamers.
Sadly, reading this article doesn't suprise me at all. My reaction to it was more along the line of 'business as uaual'.
I think that is the result of having a sytem in place where the only way to get rid of an ass hole at a duty station is to promote them. It's the easiest, surest method to get some one transfered out of a job, and it was used heavily to fix 'problems'.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #5247
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I'm a former coastie. That was 20 years ago now, and a lot has changed.
But even back then, there was a change taking place. There seemed to be an influx of blame flamers.
Sadly, reading this article doesn't suprise me at all. My reaction to it was more along the line of 'business as uaual'.
I think that is the result of having a sytem in place where the only way to get rid of an ass hole at a duty station is to promote them. It's the easiest, surest method to get some one transfered out of a job, and it was used heavily to fix 'problems'.
Sounds very familiar. The military probably operates the same way today. Numpties were always sent on course, after course, after course, to get them out of the way. The obvious consequence arose when it was time for top jobs to be filled. The most "qualified" were the idiots that had been doing the courses and they were the ones that ended up in charge.

Beach40 screwed with this post 12-05-2011 at 05:27 PM
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #5248
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This brings to mind the tarring of the Captain of the U.S.S Indianapolis during WWII. Great book if you never read the story.

Summary is he is the only Captain to ever be court marshalled after his ship was torpedoed by an enemy (Jap sub) vessel.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:56 PM   #5249
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Got a chance to go out to Barstow Daggat this morning to watch the retirement of the last 3 Hueys. W5 John Harris gave a very moving speech on his memories of an aircraft whose career has spanned 6 decades.





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Old 12-13-2011, 04:14 PM   #5250
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Three-hour cross-country in the Robbie today. People tout how wonderful the R22 is because it's so much faster than the H269, but I'm starting to figure out how Frank did it: hide some of the more interesting flight controls behind sheet metal, make the cabin prohibitively narrow, and shove the pedals toward the center console so it looks like you have lots of room. Argh.

The cabin width is damn near a deal-killer for tall folks in that you just can't sit up straight. That's fine if you're just shooting approaches and autos in the pattern for a couple hours, but man... after about an hour and a half your back is really messed up.

As they say, you get what you pay for. MAP limits kept us from doing much over 70 anyway so there goes the Robbie advantage. I miss the H269.

Obligatory cabin shot. Thanks again, Senor PackRat



That's Chris. He's an old Huey stick and one hell of a teacher - meaning he has plenty of great stories for hangar flying.
I've been getting a pretty big kick out of scanning through this thread...Imagine my surprise when I see my CFI looking back at me. After a bit of a hiatus, I'm back at Midwestern Helicopters to finish up my private, and contemplating what I'm going to do afterward.
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