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"Unpalatable" UCAP #420

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:28 pm
by jackhodgson
New UCAP episode "Unpalatable" is posted.

http://uncontrolledairspace.com/shownotes/UCAP420

Re: "Unpalatable" UCAP #420

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:37 pm
by bruceh
Will it take off? :mrgreen:

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Discuss among yourselves!

Re: "Unpalatable" UCAP #420

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:30 pm
by AirportDude
bruceh wrote:Will it take off? :mrgreen:

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That's a pretty huge turntable to hold a MH-53!

Must be a new record... :roll:

Re: "Unpalatable" UCAP #420

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:13 am
by C5Guy
I've carried CH-53s in a C-5. It's a slow, deliberate loading process. Clearance on the sides is only a few inches.

Re: "Unpalatable" UCAP #420

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:17 am
by AirportDude
C5Guy wrote:I've carried CH-53s in a C-5. It's a slow, deliberate loading process. Clearance on the sides is only a few inches.


I hear you -- watched a crew load a MH-53J (21 SOS, 352 SOG) at RAF Mildenhall back in the mid-90s. It was like watching the Galaxy giving birth in reverse! It all happened right in front of my office (the weather station looked out onto the main ramp) and it was fascinating to watch the helicopter guys stow the main rotor blades and fold the tail rotor boom, then the crew SLOWLY loading the thing into the rear of the C5.

Re: "Unpalatable" UCAP #420

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:53 pm
by Scofreyjet
XKCD's take on the Jet on a Conveyor Belt:

https://blog.xkcd.com/2008/09/09/the-go ... treadmill/