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Confessions of a COD Pilot
The pilot's story below is reflective of much of my own experience (and with equal though different non-normal emergencies). The mission & lifestyle were all that.
After reading this, I swear I can still taste the JP5 & cheese on stale bread sandwiches typical from an aircraft-carrier box lunch. Yep, those fucking box lunches molded us into whom we are for better or worse.
FWIW- I started my actual C-2 career in late '79 post schooling which eventually included four different COD squadron tours (among other platforms).
At a pleasant GTG dinner some time ago in the meth capital of the NW, Alain (koimaster for the noobs) asked me why I enjoyed aviating with the C-2A over the C-130-------------
my response was anybody & everybody has flown the Hercules, but only a very small number of aviators ever did their thing in the C-2 Greyhound.
So, here you go ↓. Long read if you are bored
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/1 ... very-pilot