Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Crews on the Wing

So my question is, if SAC crews can do it on a B-52, why can't we do it on a C-133 at our next reunion???

4 comments:

Rick Spencer said...

Probably because our uniforms would not fit and we could not keep our balance!!! Could the wings hold our combined weight? But, I may be speaking for myself.

Hans & Diane said...

Good points, Rick. If our Engineers say it could hold the weight, maybe we could just all crawl out and lie down!

firstfleet said...

Well, in Vietnam, some loads carried totaled at least 309,000 lbs (I'm told the SEV LM confiscated the Forms F and caused them to disappear). So, a few aging bodies shouldn't cause a problem. But, as the captain of a windjammer I sailed on said, when I wanted to ciomb to the mast head, "Our insurer analyses the blood. They don't pay if it is passenger blood." The Museum's insurere is probably cut from the same cloth.

Tom said...

It was tricky enough as a 19 year old climbing up to the wing - I wouldn't want to try it with my "trick knee" these days. But wait! What's that maintenance stand we used to jack ourselves up to work on the wings with? Was that a "B-4" Stand? I cannot remember! Anyway, maybe that's how we could get up there...