Think this is a C 141
That would be one of our new C-17s. There is no way I'd want to be on a C-141 while it was banking that hard.
I got to ride in the jump seat just behind the pilot and co-pilot while they were making a tactical approach, (steep banking). It was fantastic. My infantry company was riding in the cargo hold. I don't know if THEY were enjoying it as much as I was.
I've always loved that bird.. We took the great northern route from ME to Alaska, then down to Japan before going on to the Philippines.. What i remember most was the Nov morning in Brunswick Me.. The bird was behind the hanger. We checked all our gear etc in at the squadron HQ, then had to fill out some last min form that had been forgoten for some reason till then.
I was as green as a Prius in heat.. Our lead Chief organized a work party to help the MAT's guys load our gear.. Have to remember that this was a little single strip base.. one hanger.. think it was the Navys smallest base till it was closed.. Anyway i walked out the back of the hanger and here was THE biggest thing i'd ever in my young life seen.. WHOO DOGGIES.. The wings on a 141 are so wide that they drop (this might have been a fuel issue as well) from this huge bird to a height i believe you could touch them..
All these years later this sight still ranks up there in the jaw drop category.. because of the short strip we had to do a mil power take off.. The senior staff .. those guys who knew some stuff.. were white knuckled.. i don't remember, what i do have memorys of is our touch down in Alaska.. Not sure which base it was, but when we got off to refuel it was night, and the most barren flat white scene you can imagine. We went underground (one door, looked like a storm cellar) to a huge, and i mean huge base area.. Hot and good food, this was like 8 hrs after the east coast take off.. The flight was like 20 hrs total.. For a 19 year old kid from Peoria Illinois it was quite a trip..
a fuel load issue, approx.22,000 gal. That's a lot of fuel.....
Yep the 141 is a wet wing A/C.. This was sorta new to me, as was everything at that point, but the P-3 airframe was a rigid as opposed to flex, and quite a difference.. Didn't know we were talking about what maybe (in edit) a gazillian lbs or so.. Thats some wing load huh.. which of course is what kncald was talking about.. Kncald.. hmm he was a pharmacist right.. seems i remember something about him having a code orange moment one time, and he mentioned being in the pharmacy.. You have any memorys on that, or am i back in 1972 again..
Hey.. On the C&R deal.. think anybody but the gov could make the C&R and full auto both sound the same (the 3 deal).. without drifting to far into right field.. That same stupidity.. sorry, lack of common since.. is shown in our National recycle program.. We received a notification some 4 months ago that we could receive another trash dumpster and join the recycle "group".. We did this based on having another dumpster, and also to make an effort to support the whole recycle thing..
What a joke.. OK .. things are either recyclable, or their not.. It's just that simple.. We all know the triangle on the bottom of everything..Maybe you guys aren't aware of this.. and i can't believe i haven't heard others cry foul on it... it is THE most stupid thing i've seen in uhhhh 4 months..
Inside the triangle is a number.. that number goes from 1 (not positive but believe) to 8.. Then it gets stupid.. Some of the items that are clear are a 1 (good stuff) some are a 5 (bad stuff).. Matter of fact 4 months in, im not sure thats correct.. All they would have to do is have that triangle, and either have the international symbol for NO STUPID / or the international for good + this is such a stupid deal that i get mad every time i throw something away.. it would be so easy.. but NOOOOO.
90,000 lb~ payload, on the(C-141A) but what the fuck do I know, I just worked on helicopters....for the most part, not like aviation is 'my thing'....Bbbbrrrrraaaahhaahhaaaaaa!
So av gas is over 7 lbs per gal right .. i said 170K based on the 22K.. Don't make me break out the calculator hamp.. honestly have no idea.. know we always dealt with JP4 in lb's but can't remember the weight.. my figures would gel with your 22K "IF" it weighed over 7 lbs... maybe im thinking that bud light is 7 lb's a gal.. see thats why i drink milwaukee's best cheap ass light.. it's like 15 lb's a gal, or so...
hamp, marg, hell'sp, ps, and anyone i missed (i don't have a "roster" on this screen).. Will see ya all tomorrow
this poped up, thought i had hit the edit so reposted.. think this is like the third time.. Reap Lucky, sorry.. least theirs a reason...
gregs a dip shit.. pls delete this and the one next to it..
I was so over joyed to see hamp i got all "tingly"... sorry. pls delete..
when these birds started flying, I will defer to your judgement, I think that my original post on the matter should have read "pounds of fuel" and not gallons..lol!
when i did my math i thought wow thats a lot of weight.. yep your 22K was in lbs..look at it this way buddy, between the two of us we make one good ex mil mech.. or least close to it..
Hey Capt... we now have a worlds record weight for take off.. ya want full flaps with that..
sheesh.. didn't know you were on till i got the pm.. some ex Navy air guy i am huh.. where are ya for guidance when it's needed.. Good night to all.. Lou you have a pm..
and you might want to 'trim the aileron's' Cap'n were in for a ride......lol