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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,057 Senior Member
    That is Awesome Vic
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,265 Senior Member
    Congrats Vic

    And a HUGE Thank you to all of you who served
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,993 Senior Member
    Where's our active duty brethren? They may be veterans in waiting but they're already part of the family. 👍
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member Posts: 530 Senior Member
    I was in the Corps from '59 to '65. Three years at LeJeune, one year in HMX-1 at Quantico, three years at a reserve air training command in Willow Grove, Pa., now closed. My first ever flight was in a DC-3 from Jacksonville to Orlando, Fl. A Navy pal and I were hitch-hiking down US 1 and was given a ride by a Canadian racehorse owner in his private Limo then to his DC-3. He was just making the rounds of tracks in Florida where he had horses. One other highlight while at Willow Grove. I got to ride along in co-pilot seat of a C-45 on a flight to Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn. Pilot let me take the wheel for awhile, I really got a thrill out of that!
    USMC '59-'65, NRA Lifer, Tennessee Squire
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Ned I "flew" a C-141 once.  From the jump seat the pilot had me turn the INS knob till we turned about 15 deg and let it go.  The plane returned itself on course.  I did fly the simulator a few times and managed to crash on landing each time.  The flying part is easy, landing not so much.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,760 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #37
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    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,760 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #38
    BAMAAK said:
    Ned I "flew" a C-141 once.  From the jump seat the pilot had me turn the INS knob till we turned about 15 deg and let it go.  The plane returned itself on course.  I did fly the simulator a few times and managed to crash on landing each time.  The flying part is easy, landing not so much.
    Awesome------yeah the landing and maybe the T/O are the tricky part as long as air combat maneuvers are not part of the game.


    I have, also, flown a C-54 and a T-34;  nothing with a jet engine.


    The only simulator I have done some time in was for an A-6. Wasn't very real except it had the same rader as the early EA-6B and did help in learning to  turn it on and use the controls. As for navigation training not so much; but, by that time I already knew how to radar nav from using RF-4B & F-4B radars.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    When I repaired S-3 simulators, flying them for testing and periodic maintenance was part of the job.  They are mounted on hydraulics and make for a really wild ride.
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,681 Senior Member
    I missed this one, USAF 66 to 70. Travis AFB flight line, C-141 crew chief.
    Never did fly in one.
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