16 responses to “Tequila + C130 Flight = Very Bad Day”

  1. The Real Josh

    The worst part about flying in Little Hercules and its big brother is the lack of windows. Ha. I flew on a c140 mission out of Seattle to practice mid-air refueling. Talk about 6 hours of non-stop shaking. The worst part being the boxed diners we received while boarding the flight. Myself and another were pretty comfortable flying and would pass money back and forth each time someone puked needless to say they didn’t like us much. Looking back had we been drinking the whole night before it might not have been so pretty. Funny story thanks for sharing.
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  2. Allyn

    Great story! I have one similar.
    I was stationed at Incirlik, Turkey back in the 90s and as a photojournalist, one day I was tasked with photographing helicopter ops over “some mountains somewhere near where Noah’s Ark supposedly is”
    Anyway, a couple hours before takeoff, the crew chief asked me “have you ever had the sloppy Joes from the flightline chow hall?”
    Of course, I said “no” and he convinced me to go get one before the long day began.
    Long story short, that Sloppy Joe got painted all over back of that C-130 that day. The rear cargo door was open and I was strapped and hanging out the back taking pics and spewing all at the same time. Awesome day!
    AL
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  3. The Real Josh

    Al, I am surprised you fell for that one, what an old and classic trick…
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  4. wife

    Ahh,the good ol’ days.Now you have one beer and you are drunk.Too bad you didn’t throw up when you got off the plane because you know who would have deserved it;-)

  5. Daryl

    I dont know if you guys recall an old airbase in Edmonton , Alberta Canada called Namao – but our guys came back from Atlanta with a big Tomahawk painted on the side from the World series between Toronto and Atlanta – but when we painted a Big Blue Jays Logo on the American the Aircraft commander was some pissed – cheers

  6. Peter

    Great story Todd, I am a Dutch guy and never was at San Vito though spend a lot of time at he O’club/the Galaxy at RAF M’hall at that time.
    Talking about a few drinks too much!

    Cheers,
    Peter

  7. Peter

    A lot has changed over the years Todd, but I still love to visit that area and will be there in Feb/March meeting some old friends at the Bird in Hand.
    The Marauder (sportsbar) is gone, the Galaxy (and Mickeys) are now “On Base” The “Smoke House” is also gone.
    Together with a buddy of mine (he flew with the 67th SOS) it was a blast!

  8. Michael

    Hi Todd,
    I was there about the same time doing CSAR. We might have seen each other in the club (I mean gym).
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  9. Jerry Baird

    Airsickness! Yes, been there, done that! I flew as a Loadmaster out of Van Nuys ANGB, CA for several years. Most of our airdrops were at Edwards AFB, CA. Of course, the navigators always planned the routes over the Mojave desert mountains. Even at night during the summer, the air was extremely rough. Very few loadmasters made it through the airdrop without looking a little green!
    What I did, out of self defense, was to try to lay down until my duties required me to move around. I found a way to beat airsickness: lay on your right side. The “G” forces work with your stomach to empty it instead of forcing the contents up! Keeping your head up, also, helped when you had to stand or bend over/squat.

  10. Sterling

    Go to YouTube and search for “Dyess C-130″ look for my video having around 363,000 views.

    I was a TV news journalist and went into Somalia on a C-130. I’m also a pilot.

    The Dyess guys landed their C-130s on a dirt strip outside of Biadoa (The City of Death) in Somalia, where I would not have wanted to land my slow flying tiny Cessna.

    Man, I love those C-130s… Saw my first one at Pope Air Force Base when I was a soldier at an Airborne unit at Fort Bragg in 1971, before shipping off to Vietnam. The C-130 is old as dirt, but keeps getting better and better all the time.

    (Hey, can you tell me where I can find historical weather data for January 23, 2010 around the Dyess area?)