Started by OldGuy, May 20, 2018, 10:06:52 pm
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QuoteThe C-130 has two large propeller engines on each wing, which force air over the wings and create lift."The beauty of the C-130 is those propellers create air. ... So if those engines stop running on one side, they are no longer producing lift, so that side will naturally want to lower, and the other side naturally wants to raise because that wing is getting lift," the active-duty pilot said.
Quote from: PHall on November 14, 2018, 04:02:06 amRead the entire report. It's not pretty but it is eye opening. And there is a fair amount of lessons learned that would apply to a CAP aircrew flying a CAP C-182 too.
Quote from: OldGuy on November 22, 2018, 03:52:54 amhttps://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/11/14/report-on-fatal-wc-130-crash-reveals-troubling-maintenance-morale-discipline-lapses-in-puerto-rico-air-guard-wing/?utm_source=clavisBut the Air Force accident investigation board report, which Air Mobility Command posted online Friday night, also exposed troubling morale, manning and resource problems with the 156th Airlift Wing, and a possible "culture of complacency" that may have led maintainers to cut corners.The 156th was suffering from "a certain degree of apathy and low morale" that "stemmed from a lack of cohesive mission for a wing that flies non-combat coded aircraft," the report said. It had a problem with aircraft availability, which made it hard to keep aircrew properly trained and qualified. Poor morale also drove some people to leave the 156th, worsening manning shortfalls in vital positions that remained unfilled for long periods of time.The four maintainers who worked on the plane "showed a distinct lack of motivation to ensure engine one was operationally ready for flight," the report said.
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