Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Kenneth Goode, Nov 18, 2017.
C-17 pilot joining the site stationed at March ARB, CA.
Go Air Force!
AH-F flight at Chino. Lots of “blade” time going on.
Welcome Kenneth! Glad to have you on the board!
Welcome to the joint. Forget all that stuff about flyin the Airforce taught you. We'll get ya straightened out.
Welcome Kenneth, and question.
When the C-17s come and do a few low passes over the runway, why is the back door open? They fly right over my house, which is pretty cool.
Welcome to the party! Looks like you spent some time in Cobras before transferring?
Air it out after dropping off all those fartin' soldiers?
I'm in the flight path for the 105th stationed at KSWF. Love watching the C17s and C-130s go over the house.
Welcome, I'm sure you have lots of stories to share...
Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and join in! Glad to have you here.
Welcome. Spent 3 years back in the mid 90’s as the Chief USAF Engineer on the C-17.
Welcome from an old ex c130 loadmasters.
Welcome from a guy that has been out of the back door of C130's but only experienced the C17 at air shows.
Use to make those things at my old home airport KLGB...
"Tomahawk 39er5 caution wake turbulence..." you could see the wake when one of those took off
I flew F model AH-1s...wish I could Fly a -17...they left active duty 25 years ago...assuming a museum aircraft?
Pretty cool, but not as cool as a C-5
I guess a C-5 is cool if you like seeing a very large plane broke down on the ramp.
In the FRED world, ‘ramp presence’ has a whole ‘nother meaning...
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
I saw the C5 for the first time at Nellis and that thing is just incredible. It’s really amazing something that big even flys.
When I was stationed at Eielson AFB in Alaska we always dreaded seeing the C-5 come in. Everytime it taxi'd in and squatted it broke and sat there for weeks....EVERYTIME!
Cool plane though, I always loved driving a truck inside it and pulling engines out. Massive plane!
I believe you on that. I read that for one flight hour there is some arbitrarily large number of man hours spent fixing it. I'm just partial to it cause my grandfather used to fly them
We’ve got a couple of C-17 drivers on here. @Dave Theisen is one, I think.
If you knew the capabilities of a C-17 you'd changed your mind. Like landing in the dirt for one.
Can it piggyback a space shuttle?
Welcome! I come from an Air Force family. Dad and I were enlisted, my brother was the pilot, retired Colonel.
PC-12, close enough.
If they modified it, sure could. That's, as you know, what they did w/ the 747 to carry it.
The modification would make it impossible for the C-17 to carry that payload.
So now you're an aeronautical engineer.
As I've told Engineers a few times, it's not his name in the logbook.
But it is on the flight clearance and Dash-1 waiver.
who had skin in the game too.
The T-Tail makes it pretty difficult to carry more junk on top, but you can sling a lot of stuff in other places.
Move the tail!
Not if he's telling you something is ok verbally but unwilling to put it in writing.
Hey Glenn, hate to burst your bubble, but the mechanic isn't the one to approve or disapprove airworthiness in a USAF aircraft. Yes, the mechanic has a say, but is far from the final authority. And if engineering is unwilling to document the alteration, there is no basis for the waiver, so the point is moot.
And having been on both sides of that argument (started as a mechanic, retrained to ops) on more than one occasion I have had a heartfelt conversation with the aircraft commander regarding airworthiness/unairworthiness. Guess who won the battle? Hint: NOT the mechanic.
I served 4 years in the Air Force, '76 to '80, that was enough. You ain't bursting my bubble because where I work (airline with a jet fleet of over three hundred and sixty aircraft) the only individuals that can countermand my decision are: 1. Manager QC. 2. Senior Manager QC. 3. Chief Inspector. And they very rarely get involved. Our department is independent of maintenance and is the final authority in matters of airworthiness and adherance to company and FAA policies. We've had modifications come to a screeching halt until Engineering fixed their mess, that they had refused to, guess who won? Not Engineering. Hint, I'm not a Mechanic, although my position requires that I be a Certificated Mechanic and have attained a certain level of experience and other certifications.
Just use a more adequate aircraft.
Pilots of America - where even a simple introduction results in a quibble.