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#11 Mark J. Zesewitz(MSgt Ret.) mark.zesewitz.ctr@ang.af.mil  2011-01-13 00:00
57-0492 was a C-130D and to correct what I said in my above post, we do have 0492 in service at my base, just not 57-0492. We have the LC-130H model 83-0492 "City of Amsterdam" Stratton ANGB. has 57-0490(C-130D) preserved as a static display at the base.
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#10 john perelli johnperelli@aol.com  2009-12-17 00:00
dude 57-0492 was not a d model in 66-67 it was an a model stationed at tachikawa i still have some of her old 781 sheet s daaflew with her on many resupply drops in nam
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#9 Thomas F. Noel tfnoel@aol.com  2008-05-01 00:00
I am a retired Lt Col Pilot from the 109th Airlift Wing, Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia , NY, New York Air Natioanl Guard, I flew C-130Es on active duty with the USAF (MAC) at McGuire AFB NJ, NJ, from 1966 thru 1968 and (TAC) at Langley AFB, VA from 1968 thru 1969. I joined the 109th Airlift Wing in 1970 and flew C-97s and C-130As and C-130Ds and LC-130H2s until 1998. I flew the LC-130D aircraft 30492 for many years up on the Greenland Ice Cap and down in the Antarctic. I am a life time member of the firebird Association, The Old Antarctic Explorers Association, the American Polar Society and The Antarctic Deep Freeze Association. I really enjoyed flying the LC-130 ski aircraft 30492 for many years. I retired in 1998 and now a member of the 109th Airlift Wing Alumni Association.
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#8 William H. Pickney billpickney@ptcconnect.net  2008-04-02 00:00
I was a flight engineer examiner on (6) C-130D-6 (Skis removed) 57-484 thru 57-489 and (5) C130D ski aircraft 57-490 thru 57-494 (57-495 crashed at dew line Dye 3 ice cap and buriedbefore 1975). All C-130D & D-6 went to storage and static training 1984 and replaced in 1983 and 1984 by new C-130H1. What a privilage to fly in brand new aircraft. (4) 83-486 thru 83-489 Wheels and (4) 83-490 thru 83-493 Ski aircraft. National Sience Foundation Purchased newer models and Navy C-130F & R Ski aircraft remaining are at the 109 Mil Alft Wing ,Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, NY. 57-490 ,C-130D is on static display at Stratrton ANG base to this day. I was a flight engineer from 1960 thru 1989. 1960 to 1970 served on C-97A and G Boeing Strato cruiser (8000+ hours) and 1970 to 1989 Retirement Locheed C-130's (A,B,D,E and H)(7000+ hours). total 15,700 safe flying hours. THE FIREBIRDS ARE NOW THE RAVEN GANG the only remaining ski birds flying to the Artic and Antiartic. Flying in the largest snowmobile in the world was a very exciting experience. Sometime its like flying inside a ping pong ball. Bill Pickney SMS retired.
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#7 Nolan Bailey nolanwb@aol.com  2008-03-18 00:00
I am the Webmaster for the Fire bird Association (www.firebirds.org). Located on this site are many photographs of the C-130D models and the Greenland DYE sites that they supported. In addition, I served as a pilot on the "D's" from 1963-1967. The USAF published in the flight manuals that "Ski takeoffs and landings are deemed to ba a calculated risk." They were right, but what a "rush." Nolan Bailey
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