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Hercules over Canberra

By 23 November 2012 8

Hercules

As promised there was a flyover this afternoon of the Air Force’s retiring C-130H warhorse transport.

As expected the RAAF was ten minutes late. But it was a good bit of fun.

Here’s a slideshow.

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8 Responses to
Hercules over Canberra
Duffbowl 5:03 pm
23 Nov 12
#1

Slow, noisy, and shake like a Parkinson’s Syndrome smack addict going cold turkey.

Loved every opportunity to sit in a jump seat :)

Pork Hunt 5:18 pm
23 Nov 12
#2

Duffbowl said :

Slow, noisy, and shake like a Parkinson’s Syndrome smack addict going cold turkey.

Loved every opportunity to sit in a jump seat :)

Slow? I was in the cockpit on a beat up of RAAF Tindal at 900ft and 312 knots during K95.

damien haas 5:49 pm
23 Nov 12
#3

Never complained about an aircraft toilet again after flying in a herc.

Pork Hunt 6:23 pm
23 Nov 12
#4

damien haas said :

Never complained about an aircraft toilet again after flying in a herc.

Going for #1′s can be tricky but #2′s in turbulence…
Did you end up with a blue arse?

screaming banshee 8:58 pm
23 Nov 12
#5

Flew around in them as a kid, then did my work experience at Air movements Tindal in 94…awesome.

I never flew after they introduced the palletised seating, but I loved the mesh seating.

Duffbowl 9:59 pm
23 Nov 12
#6

Pork Hunt said :

Duffbowl said :

Slow, noisy, and shake like a Parkinson’s Syndrome smack addict going cold turkey.

Loved every opportunity to sit in a jump seat :)

Slow? I was in the cockpit on a beat up of RAAF Tindal at 900ft and 312 knots during K95.

Maybe it just seemed slow. First flight was Fairbairn-Richmond-Sale-Laverton.

Pork Hunt 11:46 pm
23 Nov 12
#7

Duffbowl said :

Pork Hunt said :

Duffbowl said :

Slow, noisy, and shake like a Parkinson’s Syndrome smack addict going cold turkey.

Loved every opportunity to sit in a jump seat :)

Slow? I was in the cockpit on a beat up of RAAF Tindal at 900ft and 312 knots during K95.

Maybe it just seemed slow. First flight was Fairbairn-Richmond-Sale-Laverton.

Sorry Duff, I was pisstaking. 312 kt is about 350mph so it’s faster than a HS748 !! My first flight in a Herc was Richmond-Fairbairn-Laverton-Edinburgh on the way to rookies.

Duffbowl 12:51 pm
24 Nov 12
#8

Pork Hunt said :

Sorry Duff, I was pisstaking. 312 kt is about 350mph so it’s faster than a HS748 !! My first flight in a Herc was Richmond-Fairbairn-Laverton-Edinburgh on the way to rookies.

About 10 times faster than my ride back then :)

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