Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Roadside Repairs

So, you're far away from home and you blow an engine on landing. What do you do? If you're a C-17 Globemaster III it's no problem... you just load up another bird with a spare engine, lifting racks, auxiliary units, tech crew and tools and you go out into the field with a new blower in shrink wrap and swap the bad unit out.  No biggie.

That's what's happening at KOA this week. And it's just another day on the job for the guys (& gals) who get most of their work done before many of us wake up each morning.

I'm just guessing here, but it probably has more than 4 bolts to undo...

Just about ready to pull it down on the scissors lift and transfer it onto the spare rack.

Scrink wrapped.  Guaranteed fresh.

To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this plastic bag away from babies and children.
Do not use in cribs, beds, carriages or play pens...


  1. Always some good behind the scenes, we mortal don't get to see...

  2. Yes... this is definitely "behind the veil" work going on here.

  3. Very cool post! I got to go on a C-17 Flight from Oahu to the Big Island where we simulated a drop over Pohakulau and then landed in Kona. I actually got to sit in the cockpit when we landed in Kona... here is my post from that: http://damontucker.com/2010/07/18/c-17s-and-f-16s-this-isnt-your-typical-bingo-game/