Post by FlyingKiwi on Oct 15, 2020 17:14:22 GMT 12
That's probably right, there were two of them at Ardmore for a while, the other one disappeared a long while ago (sold overseas I think although I could be wrong) but that one was parked in the back of Dennis Thompson's hangar gathering dust. I knew someone that was seriously injured in one unfortunately when the engine stopped after takeoff, I have heard there can be some sort of blanketing effect of one wing over the other which causes some undesirable characteristics in a nose high/low power situation. Not sure if that is what happened but they came down heavily.
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2020 17:14:59 GMT 12 by FlyingKiwi
Post by planecrazy on Oct 20, 2020 22:55:26 GMT 12
RAAF C130 came out this evening afternoon touch and goes then some night ops.
Haven’t seen one for some time, always popular with the locals.
They always park up have a meal then do some night time touch and goes.
These photos trick photography camera on a tripod with the aperture open for a minute or longer, the aircrafts lights paint as they move across the frame. This last one I did a small zoom to fill in the foreground a little.
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2020 23:04:52 GMT 12 by planecrazy
Lord Howe Island is serviced by a two weekly ship that brings supplies, due to recent floods the ship was unable to operate so the government stepped in to fly in vital cargo. Larger items like gas cylinders are beyond the capability of smaller aircraft and with the higher demand of the Easter holidays it was looking like we may run out of gas, no gas no cooking! This afternoon a RAAF C130J arrived with gas cylinders. Thank you government and thank you RAAF!
This Herc wears commemoration markings for the 75th anniversary of 37 Sqn who have operated Loadstars, DC3s, C130E and H model and currently the C130J.
Last Edit: Apr 2, 2021 19:57:06 GMT 12 by planecrazy: Wrong Squadron