Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

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Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby codguy » August 6th 2016, 7:28am

To possibly help members with insomnia, below is a short video produced by one of my old squadrons.

Hauling cargo, mail and passengers is what this aircraft does on a daily basis and has for over 50 years. My first and last tour was with this platform, shame it is being replaced by the tilt rotor V-22 Osprey.

The trash hauling Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound..... RIP

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Re: Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby biglove » August 6th 2016, 8:46am

Way cool!
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Re: Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby Airframer » August 6th 2016, 5:01pm

I was working on these flying bricks circa 2006-2008. I'll see if I can find some vids later.

Still have the cherry from my first cat shot, somewhere.

Cool stuff.
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Re: Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby kevco » August 8th 2016, 5:57am

The US sure can build some of the best- ever world class stuff when want to.

At least the B52's are still hanging.

This is one of the best videos I have watched in a long time.
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Re: Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby Mortuus » August 8th 2016, 1:43pm

Superb piece of film that brought back the pure joy of flying, the controlled terror of landing and the exhilaration of the cat shot. God, but I miss all of them. It's more than a shame that they're moving on from this awesome, time-tested platform; as so often happens, the services always want something new, even if, as in the case of the Osprey, very few aviators really trust the thing. At any rate, thanks for a great share, cods, It had me grinning from ear-to-ear. 8-)
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Re: Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby Wasp » August 8th 2016, 3:00pm

Beautiful. I recently saw a friend of mine. This friend is a civilian pilot with various ratings. He told me that he just visited a friend that is a Navel Asperator training in Pensacola for the Greyhound. Well this guy got my friend in on the simulator for some stick time. My bud said that he didn't even come close to a trap. He couldn't even get the approach path right. He said that he shot OK and flew OK. Listening to him was like listening to a 7 year old talk about riding his first go cart. He was all afritter and quite animated. He commented something about the fuel consumption was calculated off of the power level indicator?? He got geek on me and I glazed. His bud made this powerful statement to him and he related that statement to me. Something like...." The other planes on board have ejection seats for the really bad days. The Greyhound does not have ejection seats for the crew or passengers" Now that's a heavy load.

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Re: Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby koimaster » August 8th 2016, 3:28pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkH32mf_iVE[/youtube]


Hopefully Codguy was not flying this one. I would have asked for a refund.







[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar-poc38C84[/youtube]
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Re: Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby codguy » August 10th 2016, 5:28am

koimaster wrote:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkH32mf_iVE[/youtube]



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar-poc38C84[/youtube]



Ha, the two platforms I have garnered the majority of my flight hours in ^. Greyhounds and Hercules.

The Navy was always looking for war time options as evident with the C-130 landing on board a flattop.

Another time was when a crew of four flew a SEAL submarine inside the fixed wing C-2 and trapped onboard one of our carriers. Pretty cool... airplane/submarine/ship.
Damn thing barely fit (we had to do some reversible interior modifications to the plane) and it was only done once as far as I know. I was lucky enough to be one of the four members on that flight.
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Re: Carrier Onboard Delivery C2A(R)

Postby codguy » November 23rd 2017, 3:17pm

Bump
In respect to this Squadron's recent tragic event.
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