c-130's

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c-130's

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Rangers of the board,
I am looking for information regarding the pilots who flew during your drops from c-130's. My best friend has an aviation degree from the University of Oklahoma and has been trying to get into the military as a C-130 pilot. Like myself, she's had a hard time getting the job she wants. She wrote me 35 times in Basic and was one of three friends to support my decision to enlist. I owe her big time and want to help.

I was wondering if the pilots who flew the 130's during your drops belonged to an aviation wing within the Army, or were with the Air Force. I have searched the Army webpage and everything relating to aviation only dealt with helicopters. Does the Army have a fixed-wing branch? My former recruiter is currently searching for information as well, but I thought I might try the minds here at ArmyRanger.

I apologize for posting a question that is not specifically Ranger related but ya'll seem to know everything about the Army and figured this was my best shot. I also don't know if this is the appropriate forum, but seemed to follow the same guidelines. I'll keep searching of course, but if any information comes to mind, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for the time Rangers,

Dud
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Post by Bell »

Try the Mississippi Air National Guard. They flew us all the time.

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She has an interview with the Texas Air National Guard this coming Friday. It will be her second attempt but theres absolutely no guarantee she'll be selected. I was hoping the Active Army might have an MOS available specifically for c-130 pilots that she could qualify for (believe me, she would) and have sealed in a contract. From what I've seen, the Active Army only seems to employ rotary aircraft and the air national guard covers all fixed wing operations. I could be wrong, but that seems to be the pattern. Either way, I appreciate the response Ranger Bell and will go through the channels there and find out what I can. Thanks for the time,

Dud
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Dud wrote:She has an interview with the Texas Air National Guard this coming Friday. It will be her second attempt but theres absolutely no guarantee she'll be selected. I was hoping the Active Army might have an MOS available specifically for c-130 pilots that she could qualify for (believe me, she would) and have sealed in a contract. From what I've seen, the Active Army only seems to employ rotary aircraft and the air national guard covers all fixed wing operations. I could be wrong, but that seems to be the pattern. Either way, I appreciate the response Ranger Bell and will go through the channels there and find out what I can. Thanks for the time,

Dud
Air Force fly the c-130's except for Air National Guard. The rule is pretty much that the army has no fixed wing.

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Thanks Ranger Ranger2,
That's what I had gathered but it's good to have it confirmed. At least now I know to concentrate my efforts elsewhere.

Dud
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The Army has a very small number of fixed wing assets. I would tell you what they use them for but then I'd have to kill you. :lol:

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Ahhh,
Gonna have to pass then on the info Ranger Spartan. If I'm going to die getting some intel, I'd prefer it to be over a woman with long hair, longer legs, and large breasts. No disrespect intended, but you don't fit the bill on that one Ranger Spartan. 8)


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