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Fighter Jock v. C130

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by g7777777, Jan 25, 2010.

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  1. g7777777

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    F16 vs C-130



    A C-130 was lumbering along when a cocky F-16 flashed by.
    The jet jockey decided to show off..


    The fighter jock told the C-130 pilot, 'watch this!' and promptly
    went into a barrel roll followed by a steep climb. He then finished
    with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier. The F-16 pilot
    asked the C-130 pilot what he thought of that?


    The C-130 pilot said, 'That was impressive, but watch this!'
    The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes and then the C-130
    pilot came back on and said: 'What did you think of that?'
    Puzzled, the F-16 pilot asked, 'What the heck did you do?'
    The C-130 pilot chuckled. 'I stood up, stretched my legs, walked
    to the back, took a leak, then got a cup of coffee and a
    cinnamon roll.'




    The moral of the story is....



    When you are young and foolish -

    speed and flash may seem a good thing !


    When you get older and smarter -

    comfort and dull is not such a bad thing!


    Us older folks understand this one.
     
  2. short shucker

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    GN7777777,

    Thanks for the chuckle. I like that one.

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  3. wayneo

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    My Son-in-law, who is a C-130 mechanic, has a motto: NKAWTG. Wayne
     
  4. Sigraph

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    Saw a C130 demonstration at Smyrna air show a long time ago.
    Came in like the space shuttle (nose first) - flared, touched down, and stopped like a formula 1 car.

    Took off the same way - I've been a fan ever since.
     
  5. Anchorsteam

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    ...fun to watch Fat Albert blast-off with JATO bottles!
     
  6. short shucker

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    A proper C-130 in action! With a little music added.

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    ss
     
  7. Jeff P

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    Short shucker...

    you spend time in the gunboats? I did two years at hirby in the 4th SOS...the new squadron they stood up in 96.

    Jeff
     
  8. Catpower

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    There was JATO, jet assisted take off, and RATO rocket assisted takeoff, the jet assisted plane had the jets mounted on the wings, generally, RATO had rockets stuffed where ever they had space for them, jato was fairly safe, as safe as the engines were at the time, but rato was rather dicey at times, as some times there were "duds"
     
  9. short shucker

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    Jeff P,

    No service time. Just a poor aviation enthusiest who likes hard hitting ground attack aircraft. The A-10 is my all time favorite jet plane. Lol. My favorite prop planes are, P-47's and F-4U's. Go figure.

    Pat,

    I remember seeing pictures of that. If I recall correctly the C-130 was empty as they didn't want to tempt fate too much. Just a modern day version of Doolittle and his B-25.

    I saw footage of a loaded B-47 that had a misfirring of the JATO rockets. The pilot didn't crash it, but I'll bet he had his hands full!

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  10. ExFedex

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    What a great machine the C-130 is. After riding thru heavy, hot weather, take-offs in the old C-119 Flying Boxcar when I was a youngster I can really appreciate the Herky Bird's performance. Used to go along on maint. test flights out of Hickam AFB in Hawaii with the C-124 Globemaster which was the 747 of the piston days. The Aicraft Commander was a young hotshot Lt. who upon spying an aircraft carrier a few miles offshore but inbound to Pearl Harbor immediately got into the landing configuration and commenced a visual approach to the carrier. Don't remember how low we went but do recall sailors standing on the flight deck as we broke off and flew by. Later the word came down not to make a habit of doing that. Thanks for putting up with my memories.
     
  11. grunt

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    ctreay, What years were you in Bermuda. I was in a marine guard detachment stationed there 54-56. We had the Bees stand watches for us on Nov 10th which was the marines birthday. Great bunch of guys. Many went to Florida to build up cape Canaveral for the space shuttle. Spent 14 years with the marines and finished another 14 with the seabees out of Port Hueneme California.
     
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