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    A friend sent me this:

    A C-130H was lumbering along when a cocky F-
    16 flashed by.

    The jet jockey decided to show off.



    The fighter jock told the 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 130 pilot what he
    thought of that?




    The 130 pilot said, 'That was impressive, but
    watch this!'

    The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes
    and then the 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.'

    When you are young & foolish - speed & flash
    may seem a good thing!

    When you get older & smarter -
    comfort & dull is not such a bad
    thing!

    Us older folks understand this
    one, it's called…

    S.O.S.

    Slower, Older and Smarter
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
    '08 24' HCM Granite HD "River Dog"

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    The AI mechanic and friend who helps me with my C-180, retired from Alaska National Guard, as a filght engineer on c-130's, I asked if this could possibly be true. John responded .... Absolutely!

    Fun stuff, I think us older folks hit a sweet spot in time when our brains were used to actually do something .... Thanks for the post.

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    I have a hard time believing this story...everyone knows if it was an air force crew they would have had tea and maybe a warm croissant with jam from the inflight catering...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyCzar View Post
    I have a hard time believing this story...everyone knows if it was an air force crew they would have had tea and maybe a warm croissant with jam from the inflight catering...
    You're probably right, but when I was in the USAF it was still coffee and a quick donut . . . . .

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    Come on .... when I was a GI it was Junk Food ... and lots of coffee .... Vietnam Era

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    I have been in a cockpit of a C130, I concure, lol.
    Life is to short, live life to the fullest

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnfish View Post
    Come on .... when I was a GI it was Junk Food ... and lots of coffee .... Vietnam Era

    Sorry - - - I was going back to the Korean Era, 1950 - 1954. We had the WW II stuff, including the old green packages of Lucky Strike smokes. But our C-Rations finally did give way to IFRs . . . And we couldn't count much higher than C-54s.

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    I bet the c-123 ... little brother of the c-130 was not even arround yet ... back in those days .... and I thought I was the old guy on this forum at 60+ haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnfish View Post
    I bet the c-123 ... little brother of the c-130 was not even arround yet ... back in those days .... and I thought I was the old guy on this forum at 60+ haha

    Nope - - - still flapping around up there at almost 83-years . . . . .

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    Yea those big OLD cargo haulers are great, except when the wing comes off from hauling too many big loads into rough places...If your lucky maint will find the cracks before they get you...no thanks....

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    Grizz

    Congrat's only hope I am still going at 80+, bad genes for CHD but we are fighting it ...... keep giving us good thoughs, your experience is valued. :~)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnfish View Post
    I bet the c-123 ... little brother of the c-130 was not even arround yet ... back in those days .... and I thought I was the old guy on this forum at 60+ haha
    Well, the C-124 surely was. And Northwest Airlines called them the Boeing 377 "Globemaster" as I remember it . . . I flew in a C-124 along with a D-8 Cat on a flight from EDF to AKN in 1952. The pilot told us that there were no 'chutes aboard, since the big thing would sink like a rock and we wouldn't have time to get out anyway ...............

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