Jump Planes

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From: Michael C. Brousseau
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:12 PM
Subject: Fw: Fw: DS: 101st history HELP

LOVE OUR MONKEY & MOOSE & ME


From: James Wainscoat

Are your monkey & moose Airborne?
Scoat


From: Len Arnold

Ahhh Scoat….you’re on a roll. Humorous viewpoint appreciated….
Z


From: Tom Murray

Off the subject, but:

I know ‘Moose’ is airborne. Moose was my nickname, by the recently returned officers from Nam, at the Infantry School after OCS. Maj. Sutton, Cpts. Carey, Mancini, Stein, Marbury and others. Cpt. Carey got me in Airborne and Ranger schools 1968, through Maj. White in D.C. Really good men; all of them.


From: James Wainscoat

Moose, your right on point. The subject is “Airborne Trivia”. This makes me wonder how you exited a C-119? Did they have to take the cone off the tail section for you to stand in the door?
Scoat


From: plum2atee

My Cherry jump at Campbell was a night jump from the famed flying boxcar, C-119. As long as the jump master alternated the sticks everything was fine!
JA


From: JOHN PAGEL 2ND
There were jump doors on either side of what you call the cone. Due to the curvature when you came out you were spared most of the prop blast. My first jump at Campbell after joining the 506 was a C-130, when I asked how the exit prop blast compared to the 119 they lied and said “Same Same”.
John2


From: James Wainscoat

“Same – Same” Translation: “like stepping off the New York Subway between stations.”
Scoat


From: JOHN PAGEL 2ND

You got it!!!!!!!!!!
John2


From: Hannibal

We jumped C-119s (and 130s AND C-141s) at Jump School in ’68. And I agree with John, there’s no comparison with the 130 to the 119. And comin’ outta that C-141 was a whole new experience. You didn’t need to jump, when you got to the door you were GONE!

ATR & NFS!
Hannimule


From: Adam
Hey Hannastreamer,

What about the C124. The one you had to either make a hard right/left before you hit the prop-blast. The C124 was a 2 prop plane and could not be feathered when exiting like the C130, a 4 prop. Era, 1961/67

I loved the night jumps from the Army’s Caribou. Tail gating only, especially on that far east outward side of Campbell, I believe it was called, then, Los (Banos?????) a small LZ.

Aloha,
Adam
>))))*>


From: James Wainscoat

Love coming down the stairs, and seeing all the shuffling to the door. Your right, it looked like the door was the intake to a jet engine. SOOWOOSHHH! No time for Geronimo or even a wimpy airborne!
Scoat


From: JOHN PAGEL 2ND

The strangest jump was from the C-124 Globe Master. The aircraft was low wing design, you’d step out of the door and then drop into the prop blast. At first you thought the air traveling past the aircraft was the blast and then you got your butt handed to you.
John2


From: charliecato

The C-124 Globemaster (Old Shaky) was an interesting plane to jump for sure. If you were unlucky enough to get put upstairs it made it even more exciting. Climbing down those stairs in full gear was not fun. It also meant that you would be close to the end of the DZ before you got on the ground. That’s a long hump at Sicily DZ where most Ft Bragg practice jumps were dropped.


From: plum2atee

When I jumped the C-124 I was fortunately on the main floor, but they made an additional pass over the DZ to drop the guys upstairs.
JA 1/327


From: rwbfdman

I JUMPED IT ONCE……..IN 66 OR 67.  CAN’T REMEMBER WHERE…….BUT WAS UP STAIRS AND JUMPED THE 2ND PASS………….THANK GOD I NEVER HAD TO JUMP IT AGAIN……….


From: charliecato

Dang.. You are right on that one. My first trip was downstairs and we jumped. The second one I was dreading big time since we had to do a go around but the wind was too high that morning. The end of last stick on a Starlifter would be the one putting you way on down the DZ. It was bad enough one the 130s.


From: Don Matthews
Sent: Sun 8/14/2011 5:31 PM
Subject: jump planes

C-123 was a pleasure to leave.  Had us sitting on top of each other it was so packed.  I imagined in was like leaving a C-47.
Don Matthews
265th RRC