Capt Spanky to fly?

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  • By Capt. Spanky
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
I asked my two-legged machine that feeds me, "What does it feel like to fly in a C-130J Super Hercules." I mean that is what Ramstein does after all.

Ramstein is a hub for many aircraft going to many places, and you know how I know, because I chase after so many of them trying to lick them. I am told this is a bad idea. They say, "Foreign object debris." They say, "propeller danger." I say hush; next thing you will tell me is that the moon is not made of cheese. Well I say let me enjoy my dreams.

So dear fans, next week I will come to you with how it feels to fly in a C-130. But this week I am learning more about the aircraft like it can land on rough, dirt strips and solid concrete ones.

It means I can hide in the bush and track it down, like that crazy mail man I go after. That's a story for another time, but the look on his face -- perfect.

The C-130, in its many forms has been operational for over 40 years. That is crazy; they can also fly in any weather with their state of the art navigations systems. So, if somebody just let it snow, the C-130 could still continue the mission. I mean I don't like it when it's all frozen, but the great maintenance Airmen know how to de-ice it with their big machines.

So my great human friends, this is just the tip of the ice when it comes to the C-130, but next week. I will tell you about how it feels to fly in one.