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    Cool For Our Air Winger

    Bones favorite saying: Pull Over or Die......



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    Marine Helicopter

    Camouflage Paint Job



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    Pull over or die!

    LMAO That's some funny ****, Roger!

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    Here ya Go FREEBIRD. I know you said wingers are smarter than grunts, but I thought I'd be a Brother and post this for you.

    When you learn how Marine you can do yer own.

    "Grunts can do anything"

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    I was in the Air Wing once

    for about seven years or so! LOL

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    How Air Winger's train....

    Is this how an air Winger learns how to fly?

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    Registered User Free Member Barndog's Avatar
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    Now you Wingers have gone and done it.............

    Who has an old HML-267 Ace -O-Spades out there?

    Semper FI

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    Thumbs up A/C

    I like the CH-53 E, but don't care for the "APPache", does not seem to work in Afganistan?? They ha to use Marine Cobras to gaurd them CH-47's.



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    JP YH08,

    I worked on the CH-53 A and D. E models were incoming to the squadron when I got out. Other squadrons had already been formed. Folks said, some ways it was easier and some ways harder to work on. Do the E's take as many man-hours per flight hour to operate? Held tools for folks on cobras and hueys. Seemed like a pain in the butt to work on them. Didn't get a chance to work with Apaches. Heard they have a lot of maintenance, but they're like a race car. Takes lots of work to keep 'em flying. Just curious. (Also worked on CH-46 A/D and a bit on the E model. Relatively easy compared to the CH-53.)

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    The CH-53 is the best as far as combat , it take alot of Marines in after our Bad guys,where ever they are. In Nam we used both .50 cal,& M60's. I first started as door gunner ,then qual. as crewchief ,until crashinOct.70 . Lost a great Bro. Thomas A Goebel,who went to help Pilot get out of burningA/C. bladehit him.
    Nov went across run way to HMM-263 ,which had CH-46D, Flew the rest of my time as door gunner wth farm boy from Iwoa. Heard later that he lost his life while working on farm equp.

    The army is only one with the Appache, talked to some aircrew, they say its engines are not strong enough.Maintenance on CH-53 is about 22 man hrs. for flight hour. CH-46 runs about 17-19 per flight hr. Appachee is about 12-16to flight hr.,is what i was told in 1981.Been out of field for too long to of any use .

    Sempers JP

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    That's about right for CH-46's

    CH-53 A/D's were near 30 man hours per flight hour when I was in.

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    Combat we would strip the 53 down to bare walls and i mean bare so you could see the bullet holes easier. There were less problems with a much newer bird.As they get older they require more maint.

    Sempers JP

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    Cool Some New Flying Truisums

    When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you
    > > always have enough power left to get you to the scene
    > > of the crash.
    > > Blue sea Navy truism: There are more planes in the
    > > ocean than there are submarines in the sky.
    > > Never trade luck for skill.
    > > The three most common expressions (or famous last
    > > words) in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?",
    > > "Where are we?" and " Ooh ****!"
    > > Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers.
    > > Progress in airline flying: Now a flight attendant can
    > > get a pilot pregnant.
    > > Airspeed, altitude or brains: two are always needed to
    > > successfully complete the flight.
    > > A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is all
    > > luck; three in a row is prevarication.
    > > I remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous.
    > > Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never
    > > left one up there!
    > > If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage,
    > > it's probably a helicopter - and therefore, unsafe.
    > > Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a
    > > flight bag for the purpose of storing dead batteries.
    > > Navy carrier pilots to Air Force pilots: Flaring is
    > > like squatting to pee.
    > > Flying the airplane is more important than radioing
    > > your plight to a person on the ground incapable of
    > > understanding it or doing anything about it.
    > > When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something
    > > was forgotten.
    > > Just remember, if you crash because of weather, your
    > > funeral will be held on a sunny day.
    > > Advice given to RAF pilots during W.W.II: When a prang
    > > (crash) seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the
    > > softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slowly and
    > > gently as possible.
    > > The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it
    > > can just barely kill you. (Attributed to Max Stanley,
    > > Northrop test pilot)
    > > A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't
    > > flying his plane to its maximum. (Jon McBride,
    > > astronaut)
    > > If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing
    > > as far away from the crash as possible. (Bob Hoover -
    > > renowned aerobatics pilot)
    > > If an airplane is still in one piece, don't cheat on
    > > it; ride the bastard down. (Ernest K. Gann, author &
    > > aviator)
    > > Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death I Shall Fear
    > > No Evil For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing (sign
    > > over the entrance to the SR-71 operating location
    > > Kadena, Japan).
    > > You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach
    > > 3. (Paul F. Crickmore - test pilot)
    > > Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than
    > > you.
    > > There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in
    > > peacetime (sign over squadron ops desk at
    > > Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970).
    > > The three best things in life are a good landing, a
    > > good orgasm, and a good bowel movement. The night
    > > carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in
    > > life where you get to experience all three at the same
    > > time. (Author unknown, but someone who's been there)
    > > "Now I know what a dog feels like watching TV." (A
    > > DC-9 captain trainee attempting to check out on the
    > > 'glass cockpit' of an A-320).
    > > What is the similarity between air traffic controllers
    > > and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If
    > > ATC screws up, the pilot dies.
    > > Without ammunition the USAF would be just another
    > > expensive flying club.
    > > If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's
    > > about to.
    > > Basic Flying Rules:
    > > 1. Try to stay in the middle of the air.
    > > 2. Do not go near the edges of it.
    > > 3. The edges of the air can be recognized by the
    > > appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and
    > > interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly
    > > there.
    > > You know that your landing gear is up and locked when
    > > it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.



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    Registered User Free Member gemntx's Avatar
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    Cool Outstanding!

    I think I have experienced quite a few of those truisms.

    For Warbones, I had the good fortune to fly H-1's, 46's and 53's (A&D) Presently I am the pilot instructor for the V-22 and have been a sim instructor for the V-22. It is an awesome aircraft, whose capabilities we have yet to understand.

    Keep your turns up!


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    Thumbs up LMAO. Keep yer turns up!

    Haven't heard that one in years! Your good to go Major! Fly 'er 'n' watch 'er!

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