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#18 Jim McGonigle   2012-09-09 00:00
I was a Flight Mech on the C-9A at Scott AFB from 89-92, and Rhein Main in 92-93, then Ramstein 93-96. Logged over 5,000 hours until the Flight Mech program was taken away for the flying crew chief system. I flew many missions with Gary Edwards and a few with Dave Conn, and many great pilots through out my time on the "Gale". Many great TDY's and some good RON stops. It was a such a great airplane, only had a couple of times that I could not fix it due to lack of parts. But the engine change in Rota Spain in the summer of 93 was epic! I can't believe we had to sit on the beach for 8 days while waiting for the engine to arrive from Germany. Miss the flying and will always have the memories of all those I flew with, even Eric Troutt when he shot his .38 off in the forward lavatory. I think he killed the door, but luckily no one was hurt.
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#17 Gary Edwards   2012-07-12 00:00
I spent the majority of my active duty career flying the 9, 1990-2000, then in the Reserves until 2003. Learned and taught more about aviation in the small cockpit over the 12 years I flew it than anyone can imagine. We had a unique and wonderful set up in the AirEvac of the 90's. Great maintenance, great Flight Nurses and Med Techs, and great Pilots. We all had a true passion for the mission and enjoyed everyday of the flying. While I am proud to have landed 934 for the last time at AMARC, I wish we were still flying them. I wrote the FMS-800 (GPS) conversion training program and taught most everybody how to use it! I was able to deliver and train the first FMS-800 aircraft to both Yokota and Ramstein in 2000. Dave Conn and I flew 932, the first FMS-800 aircraft, almost exclusively during the testing! The flights would go like this..."Dave, we need to see if the FMS is going to fly this approach correctly...go direct to the IAF and see which way it turns" followed shortly with "hey Gary, why the hell did it turn that way? We have to call ARINC back and tell them to reprogram it!" If the hush kits would have been funded for the fleet, we could still be flying them today. I owe my love of flying to Douglas Corp's -9!
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#16 Jon Stacy swat2912@yahoo.com  2010-03-19 00:00
I was assigned to Scott AFB (1994-1998), with the 375 TRNS/TROS & TROO. '934 carried the nose art "City of Belleville", prior to being sent to Germany. I want to say in 1996, I was waiting for the patients and Space A's to get off the aircraft, so I could offload the food & equipment. As I was waiting, in the rain, at spot 11, I came up with a little joke radio call.... "Fleet Service, Swat29... Start your Food & Equipment download, on the 'City of Belleville' 88934". I thought my supervisor TSgt Hall, was going to have me thrown out of the Air Force, over this. 71-0878, never wore the nose art as well as '934. The nose art of "Freeburg", doesn't look quite the same. Good aircraft, & deserves to be preserved!
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#15 Thomas Reece tbreece@cox.net  2008-07-03 00:00
Flew C-9s at the 9th AES in the Phillipines 1975-1976, then moved to the 57th AES 1976-1980. Came back to the C-9s at Rhein Main from 1984-1989, then went to the 1st AES. I have flown on all of them at one time or another in many parts of the world, and have many good memories. After the C-9, everything else was a trash-hauler! Sad to see them retired, they were a workhorse for moving patients. Been on two flights that had in-flight births, I didn't know you could get that kind of speed out of them when the pilots found out we were delivering a baby! Hopefully they wont be cut up for scar, maybe they can find a home at some of the military museums.
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#14 Michael Leinen michael.leinen@yahoo.com  2008-06-23 00:00
Well I wasnt a CC on the C-9 but my dad was. If it wasnt for 8934 and my dad, I wouldnt by a CC today. I only wish I could have worked with it. Great bird and nothing better then seeing it taxiing to the end of the runway during sunrise! She looked good every morning!
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