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phantomfixer

7029 is now at Travis, was an old Dover bird, spent many hours on her....never thought I would say this, but I miss the old TF-39s spooling up..

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mohawkALSE
54 minutes ago, phantomfixer said:

7029 is now at Travis, was an old Dover bird, spent many hours on her....never thought I would say this, but I miss the old TF-39s spooling up..

Of course you miss that sound, it was so unique.  When I was down at Dover and saw the Mike model fly I was so let down at how it sounded.  No different than a usual airliner with GE CF-6 engines..Blah!  Growing up in the northeast I used to be surrounded by the Westover birds and the ones down at Stewart so you would always know when a C-5A or B was flying over.  Every now and then I have to watch some videos I took on my phone at Westover around 2010-2011 to get that excited chill from that TF-39 whine.  Always sounded great doing touch and goes.

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I have no working knowledge of the new engines...but sooo many stories on the TF-39 from starter control valves, fuel flow transmitters, shut off actuators, cowl doors, the list goes on and on...in every meteorological condition...looking back with rose colored glasses... : ) 

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2 hours ago, phantomfixer said:

I have no working knowledge of the new engines...but sooo many stories on the TF-39 from starter control valves, fuel flow transmitters, shut off actuators, cowl doors, the list goes on and on...in every meteorological condition...looking back with rose colored glasses... : ) 

Did you ever have to fly out to Rota to fix one?  They always seemed to break down in nice places.

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yep...TDY to Rota, Sigonella, and many other places AMC enroute, even took my son to Rota for a week, after he graduated HS, on a hop...he liked the beach....

and yes...C5 crews love the per diem....had one break in Port Au prince, for a gen out light, which would have MOGed us out, crew wanted to know where billeting was...we pointed to the empty GP medium with the tarantulas... they took the jet... LOL

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On 3/15/2021 at 3:56 PM, phantomfixer said:

yep...TDY to Rota, Sigonella, and many other places AMC enroute, even took my son to Rota for a week, after he graduated HS, on a hop...he liked the beach....

and yes...C5 crews love the per diem....had one break in Port Au prince, for a gen out light, which would have MOGed us out, crew wanted to know where billeting was...we pointed to the empty GP medium with the tarantulas... they took the jet... LOL

A former C-124 crew chief said that you could always find something wrong with a 124 so whenever they stopped in a nice place, he wound up working all day while the crew was at the beach or wherever. The TF-39 fuel flow transmitters and indicators finally got replaced with "new and improved" units just in time for retirement.

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