Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    Had to re-cut. Here is the new one:

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  2. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Lies! All lies! We would never laugh at the expense of others! Slander!

    Yeah, okay, we totally do that kind of stuff.

    Being in the back of a C-141 with about a hundred paratroops, the temp around 90 degrees, hammering along at about 500 feet off the deck during a low-level penetration into the DZ...

    We had a local news crew on board doing some local interest bit, and prior to loading them up they were doing interviews with the jumpers and crew, and this one jumpmaster was really hamming it up. Everytime the camera was on him he was all "Airborne all the way!" and "Ooo-rah, Airborne!" and so forth.

    So we take off and it is just miserable in the back. Hot, bouncing all over, sweating like a hog. After about ten minutes one guy blows chunks and it's a chain reaction...one after the other. It's the smell that really does you in. There was a reason we called the Starlifter the "Tube of Pain".

    So the puke is just flying. Troops are puking, the news crew is puking, including the cute little reporter. But worst case of all, was the jumpmaster that had been hamming it up. He is layed over sideways on the troop seat, puking into his helmet. I mean, gut-wrenching, dry-heaving, ohmyGodkillme now, hurling.

    I'm getting pretty queasy myself at this point and reaching for a puke bag when I hear "Hey! Hey!". I look over and there is Cooter, the other load, standing by the right troop door, hanging on the door frame with one hand as he casually eats a chicken leg from his flight lunch, a big-ass smile on his face. "Hey, reporter girl!...why don't you film that bad-ass jumpmaster now?!" he says, gesturing with the half-eaten leg.

    Well, she takes one look at that and redoubles her efforts to empty the contents of her stomach. I thought she was gonna pass out.

    Mercifully, we finally make our run into the DZ, pop up to about 1000 ft, stand 'em up, hook 'em up, count 'em up... we have the doors open and the deflectors out, sweet fresh air cooling me off as I stick my head out the door to see what I can see, which helped keep me from hurling myself. I step back as the other jumpmasters do their thing..the other one is still sideways, twitching and shaking and feebly dry-heaving. He's useless.

    One minute warning, red light is on.......green light! Out they go, bam-bam-bam. I've never seen troops that wanted to un-ass the plane so bad. We recover the d-bags, shut the doors, and now it's an easy flight back to land. The poor jumpmaster is now a sodden mass of sweat and puke.

    Cooter walks over and squats down, looks the guy in the face and in all seriousness says "You know why you threw up?". The guy manages a gasping "No" and Cooter says "Cause you had a belly full of puke!!" The guy just groans and rolls over to dry-heave into his helmet some more.

    They ended up carrying him off the plane on a stretcher, along with the cute little reporter.

    The crew chief with us just took one look at the now puke covered floor of his jet, shook his head and called out the fire department to come hose it out.
  3. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    "You know why you threw up?". The guy manages a gasping "No" and Cooter says "Cause you had a belly full of puke!!"


    :rofl
  4. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    That was a great story Heyload!

    Feel free to write up more.
  5. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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  6. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    Bf 109 pilot Franz Stigler and B-17 pilot Charlie Brown's first meeting


    Thanks for posting. Great story.
  7. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    Heyload... I'm glad someone enjoyed our one way rides in 141's...

    Never puked... but turned an inhuman shade of green... was glad to finally be out in the fresh air.

    NFE
  8. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    +1, Great great story.
  9. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Both the b17 story and the pukin story were GREAT!!!!!

    :clap

    Thanks for sharing!
  10. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  11. Klay

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    ^^ That locked up my computer pretty tight.
  12. RED CAT

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    Ruining the sound of beautiful War Birds with someones idea of crap music.
  13. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Have to agree...gonna see the mossy in the flesh early next year. Can't wait!
  14. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Found that Youtube has all the episodes of black sheep squadron on there.....dont see myself gettin a lot of sleep in the near future!

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  15. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    Cool! I used to watch that show on the History Channel after school when I was younger.

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  16. I_FLY_LOW

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  17. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    109 years ago today, on December 17th 1903, Orville Wright lay down and flew 120 feet at 10 feet per second on the Wright Flyer


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  18. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    120 feet, 24 feet shorter than the cargo compartment length of a C-5. We've come a long way.

    Thanks for the reminder, Bill!
  19. mfp4073

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    YES! The grandaddy event that made everything else possible!!!
  20. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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