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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #250 on: March 07, 2018, 12:20:44 AM »
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« Reply #251 on: March 07, 2018, 07:06:58 AM »
One flew over the farm the other day. There is a guard unit out of Grand Island that has one. I think it was theirs. It was headed that way anyway. I had the chance to talk to some of the guys last summer. They brought their Chinook to the farm show and let everyone go through it. Great bunch of guys. Class act. They let kids and parents get in the cockpit and everything.
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« Reply #252 on: March 07, 2018, 08:40:55 AM »
Cool!
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« Reply #253 on: March 07, 2018, 09:28:10 AM »
heres a couple from my pic collection.

the first pic is when we landed at a FOB in eastern Afghanistan called Orgun-E.  just over the mountains that you seen in the pic is Pakistan.

the other pics are of the pilots and actual crew when I was being instructed on preflight/postflight.
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« Reply #254 on: March 07, 2018, 09:56:22 AM »
Nate, I was over there a few times...Looking behind the camera, know those hills? We went T-Ban hunting up there a time or two...And ate at that mess hall and bought stuff at the PX which was better than the one at KAF!
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« Reply #255 on: March 07, 2018, 10:28:58 AM »
i have been to every crap hole FOB from Kandahar to bagram and salerno (khost) to tarin kowt in a hook, not to mention some grid locations in those mountains.  shes a fat bottomed girl that can dance when trying to squeeze her in there.
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« Reply #256 on: March 07, 2018, 11:15:29 AM »
i have been to every crap hole FOB from Kandahar to bagram and salerno (khost) to tarin kowt in a hook, not to mention some grid locations in those mountains.  shes a fat bottomed girl that can dance when trying to squeeze her in there.
I'll be I had my AW-139 or gunship Huey in all of those as well!
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« Reply #257 on: March 07, 2018, 02:43:24 PM »
i have been to every crap hole FOB from Kandahar to bagram and salerno (khost) to tarin kowt in a hook, not to mention some grid locations in those mountains.  shes a fat bottomed girl that can dance when trying to squeeze her in there.
I'll be I had my AW-139 or gunship Huey in all of those as well!

you are correct, I believe you and I have talked about this exact thing before.
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #258 on: June 28, 2018, 08:17:17 PM »
Found some more good ones:
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« Reply #259 on: June 28, 2018, 08:18:40 PM »
And these:
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« Reply #260 on: June 28, 2018, 08:20:19 PM »
White "Experimental" flight uniform!
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« Reply #261 on: June 28, 2018, 08:22:08 PM »
And the ever cool nose art. I'm so glad to see that stuff coming back into the world of combat aviation!
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« Reply #262 on: June 28, 2018, 11:22:26 PM »
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #263 on: July 30, 2018, 05:19:56 PM »
Found some more
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« Reply #264 on: July 30, 2018, 05:21:44 PM »
And these
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« Reply #265 on: July 30, 2018, 05:23:09 PM »
I'm the guy on the left
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« Reply #266 on: July 30, 2018, 05:24:45 PM »
and these...
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« Reply #267 on: July 30, 2018, 05:25:54 PM »
The Navy's worst nightmare!
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« Reply #268 on: July 30, 2018, 05:27:19 PM »
Assault takeoff

Fast-rope approach
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« Reply #269 on: July 30, 2018, 05:59:41 PM »
The Navy's worst nightmare!
2200 personnel. Of which 2000 were mechanics to keep those egg beaters operational!


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« Reply #270 on: July 30, 2018, 09:54:37 PM »
The Navy's worst nightmare!
2200 personnel. Of which 2000 were mechanics to keep those egg beaters operational!


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« Reply #271 on: October 10, 2018, 09:04:16 AM »
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« Reply #272 on: October 10, 2018, 11:11:45 AM »
Cool, 5k of model there!
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« Reply #273 on: October 10, 2018, 11:26:31 AM »
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« Reply #274 on: October 11, 2018, 06:28:02 AM »
Pretty cool


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« Reply #275 on: January 11, 2019, 09:51:22 AM »
The Blue Angels have nothing on ma-boyz!
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« Reply #276 on: January 11, 2019, 09:52:30 AM »
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« Reply #277 on: January 11, 2019, 09:53:36 AM »
US Army aviation in yet another "Stan"
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« Reply #278 on: January 11, 2019, 09:54:40 AM »
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« Reply #279 on: January 11, 2019, 09:55:30 AM »
Now, that's a hood ornament!
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« Reply #280 on: January 11, 2019, 09:56:18 AM »
Infantry brigade commander's idea of what we can lift:
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« Reply #281 on: January 11, 2019, 02:09:47 PM »
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« Reply #282 on: January 11, 2019, 03:28:11 PM »
Infantry brigade commander's idea of what we can lift:

False the buildings look too nice, hence not an infantry area.
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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« Reply #283 on: January 11, 2019, 06:48:24 PM »
that CSM is not doing his job!

that grass looks horrible and needs more blood!

and why is there leaves in the rocks and when is the last time that those rocks have been turned? they are getting sunburnt!
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« Reply #284 on: January 11, 2019, 09:37:06 PM »
All that you two knuckleheads noticed were the buildings????
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« Reply #285 on: January 11, 2019, 10:11:29 PM »
oh no, I did notice the tiny flying school bus attached to the BIG yellow rock, as well as got the pun....
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« Reply #286 on: January 11, 2019, 10:15:43 PM »
^^^ Typical... :cry:
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« Reply #287 on: January 11, 2019, 11:43:55 PM »
did I miss something?
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« Reply #288 on: January 12, 2019, 07:44:21 AM »
calling Don a school bus driver....those sound like fighting words....

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« Reply #289 on: January 12, 2019, 09:35:18 AM »
did I miss something?
I was offended by your racist/sexixt NCOist comment

Calling that CSM a he?

How do you know it was a he and not an "it" or a female, or a feminist female or a MSM (Metro sexual male) or a COWMP (Chauvinist old white male pig)

I'm intolerant of intolerance and of tolerance and any other "ance!"

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« Reply #290 on: January 12, 2019, 11:16:04 AM »
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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« Reply #291 on: January 19, 2019, 05:13:23 PM »
There is an airplane on the Air Force base that has been used as Aircraft battle damage repair trainer for about the last 15 years and is no longer safe. They are talking about using a Chinook to come in and lift it to another area of the base so the airplane can be disassembled. I hope they do I would love to watch that

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« Reply #292 on: January 19, 2019, 11:48:25 PM »
Please video it so we can watch it
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« Reply #293 on: January 20, 2019, 09:27:07 AM »
There is an airplane on the Air Force base that has been used as Aircraft battle damage repair trainer for about the last 15 years and is no longer safe. They are talking about using a Chinook to come in and lift it to another area of the base so the airplane can be disassembled. I hope they do I would love to watch that
What kind of airplane?
Things with wings do not always play nice with the almost 100mph rotor wash. Oftentimes they start flying with interesting outcomes.

A guy I knew had picked up a damaged huey and was carrying it single point. A huey is a pretty light load, even fully loaded. It requires a drogue chute to be attached to the tailboom so the nose stays pointed straight ahead, and forward speed is limited by the loads stability. As long as it behaves itself, the pilot will increase airspeed slowly until the load starts to occolite. When at that point you'd back off say five to ten knots and bore a long slow hole in the atmosphere onto your destination.

Well this huey was doing pretty well at 100 knots so they bumped it up a bit. The load remained stable but the added pressure broke the drogue chute line and just like that the load started to try and spin. It did some wild gyrations as they tried to slow down but when he saw the huey level with him outside of his window, he cut it loose.

This happened in Germany

Meanwhile below, in the everpresent winter mist and haze lied a quiet little German village. In that village lived the classic "little old lady" who was busy cooking, I believe. Well she heard a thunderous crunch and the house shook, but then all returned to normal so she went on about her business. I think it was the neighbor who shortly thereafter pointed out the huey occupying the space where her bathroom had once been...

I believe that Huey never returned to service.

And don't get me started, I have loads of funny Chinook carrying loads stories

Like the time when I was .....;-))
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« Reply #294 on: January 20, 2019, 10:06:45 AM »
Sounds like a fun new thread^^^
Do it !!!
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« Reply #295 on: January 20, 2019, 12:13:31 PM »
Chocolate mountains, Arizona, or maybe a wee bit into California??? 1984 I think. Me in a MH-47D with two Marines flying two CH-53D's are shuttling Marines and artillery up into the range during an exercise. I was carrying troops, the gun and a net full of ammo attached to the bottom of the gun, aka Armee style. Marines had some regulation that prevented them from carrying Marines and the gun or ammo on the same bird...dunno, strange rule if ya ask me.

On the last sortie I took on a stick of maybe 20 Marines and then they directed me over a 10,000 lb concrete block instead of the 105mm gun. So, whatever, I picked it up, the two Marine 53's hooked their concrete blocks and away we went. They were lead and chalk 2, I was trail. Crossing a ridgeline ou ahead I see a smoke trail rising and coming right at us. It was a thing they called a "Smokey SAM" simulating a surface to air missile. Now I will comment that at that time I had never seen either simulated or real missiles, however I can now say I have seen both.

Anyway, you can't stand there and get turned into particles, so in one flash I armed the hook, jettisoned the load, turned hard away and dove down a wadi. The two 53's stayed in formation and were "Shot-down." I survived, but when it was all over, I discovered we were not allowed to jettison these expensive concrete blocks.

I discovered this while standing at attention in front of a Marine Colonel who was yelling at me and slamming things around in his office. He called me a multitude of things, none good, swore against my beloved Army, and swore to have my wings. I think he actually liked we Army folks but on a Marine base that was never to come out. I graduated and continued to see that man as a one then a two star General. He was always surprised when he climbed into my jump seat and I pulled up my visor...
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« Reply #296 on: January 20, 2019, 05:54:19 PM »
Pretty good stuff, felt like I was there!

Didn't you knock the top off an antennae during night maneuvers once (or twice lol) ?
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« Reply #297 on: January 20, 2019, 06:40:14 PM »
That’s a great story, because of the whole army marine thing is so real for me personally. Been yelled at by both army and marines. Of course never got to have any fun flying like you did though! If You could post a story like this every few days, that’d be great, thanks!! :)

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« Reply #298 on: January 20, 2019, 07:10:29 PM »
Pretty good stuff, felt like I was there!

Didn't you knock the top off an antennae during night maneuvers once (or twice lol) ?
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« Reply #299 on: January 20, 2019, 07:12:43 PM »
That’s a great story, because of the whole army marine thing is so real for me personally. Been yelled at by both army and marines. Of course never got to have any fun flying like you did though! If You could post a story like this every few days, that’d be great, thanks!! :)
Every few days, hugh

Got a better idea

I'll start a new thread, call it, "There I was"

Folks will have to post up some of their own good stuff to share, military or otherwise, doesn't matter

I'll get it going in a bit
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