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C141's

SSDD

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Don't know why, but it occurred to me that I haven't seen or heard a C141 for some time, are they still flying? I know a while back they had some wing spars break while refueling.

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Panel Monkey

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There are only a handful left and those will be gone soon. Only the Guard and Reserves have them.

The wing that failed on the ground was because of a plugged fuel vent system.

I have around 4,000 hours as an FE on those things. That's why my hearing is @#%ed and my toes are numb. Loved every minute.
 

semperfido

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SSDD said:
Don't know why, but it occurred to me that I haven't seen or heard a C141 for some time, are they still flying? I know a while back they had some wing spars break while refueling.

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saw one in Delhi, India two weeks ago. it had no discernable markings on it. it was landing as we were getting ready to T/O. :)
 

414Flyer

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That could have been an IL-76 though, either Russian, India or private freight.
 

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414flyer wrote: "That could have been an IL-76 though, either Russian, India or private freight."

Would that make it an "optional Illyusin"

A-thankyouverymuch!

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Ah, the tube of pain!
Earplugs and Dave-Clark's on every mission and you still end up deaf after a few thousand hours.
I think they are still flying C models out at Wright-Patterson. It's also the only airplane I know of that uses hydraulic pressure to start the APU.

-Stepclimb
 

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The 141s have served their country very well and very very long. The USAF got their money's worth out of the Starlifter in spades.
 

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WP is in the process of getting rid of the last of their birds as they go to fast 5 fredie, so long tube o' pain - you won't be missed
 

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Why do you call it the tube of pain, the noise level? Although not an airplane the UH-60 uses hydraulic pressure to start the APU Stepclimb.
 
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We do have the last of the mighty starlifter at Wright Patterson. Just got back from a mission a couple of days ago. If anybody goes through Ramstein, Germany you will be sure to see one or two there until 10-1-05 then after that we will fly the last one to the boneyard in approx June of 06
 

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Man am I glad to hear that.
One more year and I can stop lugging a spare set of ramps for the dang thing all over the world. Never used them, just have to carry them in case.
 
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