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Old 12-01-2009, 01:30 PM   #1
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Shoot, that looks positively comfortable. Compared to the C123 or C130 in my days. Ah fun days of A..hole to bellybutton stick. They will likely tailgate too. Definitely not a Hollywood jump.

Sure looks good.

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Old 12-01-2009, 02:12 PM   #3
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Imagine all those guys loaded like that and then doing an hour of low-level bumpy, hot, up and down, aggressive bank angle flying to get into a tricky DZ. It's like shaking up a bee in a beer can--when they get on the ground, somebody is gonna feel some wrath.

The C-17 is a great airplane and a great ride--much more comfortable (quiet, better light, better seats) than the C-141 was. And extremely reliable. It was a troubled program that ended up doing very well. We need more.

Has anyone ever understood a single word said over the PA system in a USAF cargo aircraft?

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Old 12-01-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
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C130s are so dang slow. I swore that I could have driven there faster in a car whenever I was on a C130. Heck, we almost had to get out and push...
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