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Old 07-02-2011, 12:23 PM   #43
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@Night....curious about your avatar....can't make it bigger or make out what it is...?
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:30 PM   #44
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I have sometimes been bothered by folks on the interstate that will come up in the fast lane alongside the trailer and just seem to stay there!

No idea why they do, if it its to more closely examine the trailer, or if they just like to travel with company, but it somehow seems to annoy me!

When I get fed up with it, my method to bring it to an end, (although probably not the smartest thing to do!) is to let our trailer - albeit well in control with the Hensley - drift over into their lane and watch the results in my rear view mirror!

Probably thinking I am having control problems, my fast lane neighbour very quickly decides that the prudent thing to to is speed up or low down - either suits me fine!

My Mrs takes a dim view of my childishness, but I do like the way it works every time!

Brian.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:36 PM   #45
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@Night....curious about your avatar....can't make it bigger or make out what it is...?
flynmike, you talkin' to me?

It is the U.S. Government's V.I.P. Airstream onboard a C-130.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:10 PM   #46
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@night: i think that would solve the attention problem.... Just put the AS in a C130
The new problem is where to pick up a c130 LOL!
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:54 PM   #47
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clewis, oh yes. Compared to an Airstream, driving a C-130 down the highway wouldn't attract much attention. Hardly any I would imagine.
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I get a kick out of how people are drawn to Airstreams. But we've found that when people pass us and are trying to get a good look at our Bambi, they are LITERALLY drawn toward us ... and tend to drift toward us, getting uncomfortably close. I can't count the number of times we've had to pull further into the right hand part of our lane to avoid them coming WAY too close for comfort!
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:26 PM   #49
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Thanks...there are two of those "Kits"....we have one at Travis Air Force Base and I actually think that pic might be in a KC10 (the airplane I fly)....can you post a pic on reply so I can see it bigger? I've never put one in my jet and there are only drawings of it in the flight manuals....thanks!
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:32 PM   #50
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clewis, oh yes. Compared to an Airstream, driving a C-130 down the highway wouldn't attract much attention. Hardly any I would imagine.
I think it would work around here.

Little Rock Air Force Base it the main C-130 training base. I see a lot more C-130s than Airstreams. Of course they are only near the highways, not actually on them.
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Mike, you'll see a larger picture, and there's a thread discussion right here on ASF....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f224...ice-77411.html
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That's too cool!

The airplane in those pics is a C-17. We can also put it in the KC-10 and the I think, the C-5...I don't know about the C-130. Looking at my Loading Manual for the KC-10 to load the "Joint Task Force/Command and Control Module" (that's what it's really called!) takes 14 pallet positions...(there's a bunch of stuff and people that go with it)...the C-130 has only 5 pallet positions...and a 6th if they use the tail gate.

Pretty cool though. I'd sure like to see it in person sometime. In 32 years in the Air Force (26 years flying) I've never seen it in use nor have any of my cohorts.

I have to retire next year...they only let enlisted guys do 33 years so maybe I'll see it in a museum one day.

Thanks to you guys for posting pics and links.

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Thanks for straightening that out. (It's a C-17).
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I have sometimes been bothered by folks on the interstate that will come up in the fast lane alongside the trailer and just seem to stay there!

No idea why they do, if it its to more closely examine the trailer, or if they just like to travel with company, but it somehow seems to annoy me!

When I get fed up with it, my method to bring it to an end, (although probably not the smartest thing to do!) is to let our trailer - albeit well in control with the Hensley - drift over into their lane and watch the results in my rear view mirror!

Probably thinking I am having control problems, my fast lane neighbour very quickly decides that the prudent thing to to is speed up or low down - either suits me fine!

My Mrs takes a dim view of my childishness, but I do like the way it works every time!

Brian.
Yes sir!!! Been there done that!!!!!

Seems to wake them up from the trance they were in.
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I get a kick out of how people are drawn to Airstreams. But we've found that when people pass us and are trying to get a good look at our Bambi, they are LITERALLY drawn toward us ... and tend to drift toward us, getting uncomfortably close. I can't count the number of times we've had to pull further into the right hand part of our lane to avoid them coming WAY too close for comfort!
Sounds waaaaaayyyy too familiar.
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