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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-27-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
Sure hope I did not kill this thread, I won't...

Sure hope I did not kill this thread, I won't post anymore on here promise. I can see my Navy career wasn't as stellar as some on here.
Adios
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-21-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
FastEagle - When I was with the F/A-18 Fleet...

FastEagle - When I was with the F/A-18 Fleet Introduction Team aka FIT Team, we did much the same thing. Tech. Pubs mainly at the factory in St.Louis was MacAir then. Also traveled to Phoenix for the...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-19-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
The good old days, A7-A with the Pratt&Whitney...

The good old days, A7-A with the Pratt&Whitney P6, the A7-B PW P408 and the good old TA7-C had the P408 also. The fuel control on the P6 was as big as the entire gearbox on a F404-400/402.
Bill
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-18-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
Here is one for you. I actually learned to taxi...

Here is one for you. I actually learned to taxi the A7 in the front seat of a TA7-C, with the pilot in backseat as far as I know no other enlisted man ever taxied an A7. It was a short lived thing, I...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-18-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
What was the A7-C ?

What was the A7-C ?
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-12-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
307826 A little before the C9 I made three...

307826

A little before the C9 I made three transpacs Alameda to Cubi Point Philippines onboard the venerable C118. The ride was provided by VR-21 Pineapple Airlines proud bird with a rusty tail....
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-11-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By Traildust
The Fallon Shuffle is standing out on the...

The Fallon Shuffle is standing out on the flightline grinding speedy dry into the concrete with your boots. I haven't been out on the flightline in a while now but Fallon was notorious for cleaning...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-11-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By Traildust
The NAS Fallon Shuffle

This is mainly for all those Navy and Marine Corps aviation types but all are welcome to jump in here.
How many know what the Fallon Shuffle is and how many have done it?
Bill

Hint - speedy dry
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-11-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By Traildust
Commissary here at NAS Fallon is fairly well...

Commissary here at NAS Fallon is fairly well stocked except for toilet paper and paper towels. We shop in town more than we use the commissary or the exchange for that matter.
Bill
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-10-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,593
Posted By Traildust
I've subscribed to prime for several years now...

I've subscribed to prime for several years now but not to sure I will again. Maybe it's just me but their delivery times have really began to increase to days and weeks. I get the "We are sorry but...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 10-17-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By Traildust
I joined the Blue Water Navy around August 2019...

I joined the Blue Water Navy around August 2019 in order to obtain deck logs for the USS Oriskany CVA-34 for late 1971 - 1974, at the time it was only place I could find the logs. The logs did show...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 10-06-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Traildust
My wife had her id renewed about 6 months ago and...

My wife had her id renewed about 6 months ago and was told that when she turns 75 her card would be indefinite.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-25-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
Thanks much, I am happy with the rating. Excuse...

Thanks much, I am happy with the rating. Excuse my typo on post #33 I meant to say filed Sept. 17, 2019 final decision dated Sept. 21, 2020. I will give the VA a call about the asbestos exposure,...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-24-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
Got my final decision today with a rating of 70%....

Got my final decision today with a rating of 70%. I am happy with it for now but there was nothing in it for asbestos exposure. I filed on Seot. 17, 2019 and the final decision letter is dated Sept....
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-22-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
RightUR - Back pay? What's that? :D I haven't...

RightUR - Back pay? What's that? :D I haven't seen any of that.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-20-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
So far the closest they have got to my location...

So far the closest they have got to my location has been 70 miles. The first physical was scheduled over 130 miles and the second 110. I was able to get those changed to Reno, only 70 miles. It was...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-16-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
It's funny, I've had three different physicals...

It's funny, I've had three different physicals for three of the 8 deferred judgements all scheduled through a group called QTC out of Texas. There is a full VA hospital in Reno about 65 miles from...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-14-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
RightUR-You are right about who I am working...

RightUR-You are right about who I am working with, there is no one in my area. The VFW doesn't have anyone and the VSO I did have was from the state of Nevada Veterans Office. When the covid hit they...
Forum: Boondocking 09-06-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Traildust
There is a really nice Forest Service Campground...

There is a really nice Forest Service Campground in the Walker River Canyon just south of Walker called Bootleg. About 10 miles south of Walker on US 395. Has paved roads, flush toilets and water...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-31-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
The first 10 years I was in the Navy I was always...

The first 10 years I was in the Navy I was always with A7's started out in an A7-A squadron we then transitioned to A7-B's VA-153 onboard Oriskany finally moved up to the A7-E but if you were a mech...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-31-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
The F8'S J57 sure had a way of announcing that...

The F8'S J57 sure had a way of announcing that the burner had just litoff. :eek:
First time I heard that boom I thought for sure something bad had just happened.
Bill
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-27-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
Zipmart you are probably right all I remember is...

Zipmart you are probably right all I remember is that if it was an A6 on the cat, it was loud. My rating in the Navy was AD but never worked on J52's I started out with TF30-P6 and P408 like a J52...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-26-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,176
Posted By Traildust
astrocamper I miss my backpacking days and the...

astrocamper I miss my backpacking days and the trail. Traildust was one of my first trail names and I hate it but use it here only because if I change it now I'll get resetted. We have done the Tahoe...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-26-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Traildust
I really did not mean to kill this thread, I was...

I really did not mean to kill this thread, I was just letting everyone know I was not a Naval Aviator I just fixed what they broke.
Bill
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-26-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
The venerable A6 what a history that aircraft...

The venerable A6 what a history that aircraft had. It was without a doubt the loudest aircraft in tension on the cats.
Bill
Forum: Just Conversation 08-25-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,176
Posted By Traildust
We were much the same, started out backpacking...

We were much the same, started out backpacking then went regular full size tent camping. One windy, cold snowy day in August at Crater Lake Oregon we both decided we'd had enough of tents and...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-21-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Traildust
Dogman635UT - I need to make a few corrections to...

Dogman635UT - I need to make a few corrections to your assumptions of me.
One I am not or have never been a Naval Aviator, I was enlisted my entire 21 years in the Navy retired a Senior Chief Petty...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-20-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,176
Posted By Traildust
Keep them coming, I am starting to feel better...

Keep them coming, I am starting to feel better and better. We boondock almost always, mainly National Forest type campgrounds in the Sierra. Might be a little harder on us as we get older but there...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-20-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,176
Posted By Traildust
Has Age Affected Your Camping - Yet?

I am a little over 70 and my wife is 72 and yes age has started to make it's presence known to us. Yes we have slowed down a little for sure but we are still able to get the 5th wheel out on the road...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 08-08-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Traildust
I heard this one early during my first enlistment...

I heard this one early during my first enlistment NAVY Never Again Volunteer Yourself. This was during Vietnam and a lot of us with low draft numbers and no money to stay in college thought the Navy...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-04-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,127
Posted By Traildust
I hate to keep replying to my on post but I felt...

I hate to keep replying to my on post but I felt I had to on this one. I would like to put out the word on King Bird RV covers as a company. I could not be happier with their response to the problem...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-31-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
Beside the Agent Orange exposure I also was...

Beside the Agent Orange exposure I also was exposed to asbestos when I was a young Airman (E3) onboard Oriskany I was assigned to a working party replacing some old canvas lace up racks with the...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 07-31-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,127
Posted By Traildust
I heard from King Bird only because I went...

I heard from King Bird only because I went through Amazon to get their attention. All communication has been by email. They actually promised me a new replacement cover as soon as I sent them...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-30-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
I made three transpacs (NAS Alameda to NAS Cubi...

I made three transpacs (NAS Alameda to NAS Cubi Point) back in the early 70's flying in C-118's and am pretty sure it was VR-21 we flew with. I remember their squadron logo was "Proud Bird With a...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-28-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Traildust
Sure wish I could help you. I was in Vietnam late...

Sure wish I could help you. I was in Vietnam late 71 part of 72 but was only in Danang and Tan Son Nhut.
Bill
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 07-26-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,127
Posted By Traildust
I will call King Bird tomorrow they claim to have...

I will call King Bird tomorrow they claim to have a two year warranty on their covers. I purchased it through Amazon that might help a little.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 07-26-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,127
Posted By Traildust
King Bird RV Cover

We purchased a King Bird cover Sept. 2019 installed it mid Oct. 2019 and here it is nine months later and it has failed. I decided to leave it on longer because we aren't able to use the 5th. wheel...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-20-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
About midway through my career I got selected to...

About midway through my career I got selected to be on the F/A-18 Fleet Introduction Team (FIT), this was for the very early F18 and some pre-production aircraft. Was June 1980 when I became a member...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-20-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
Thanks for the support I really appreciate it. I...

Thanks for the support I really appreciate it. I should have done all this years ago but for some stupid reason I just never did till the Bluewater thing got approved and I talked with a friend who...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-19-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By Traildust
We've had this same problem every year since we...

We've had this same problem every year since we got our 5th. wheel in 2013. The main culprit around here (NW Nevada) is House Finches. Some years we didn't use the trailer till later in the spring...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-17-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
I just got scheduled for another VA physical as...

I just got scheduled for another VA physical as part of the follow up on 7/29/20. I am surprised at this, I guess this can be considered blazing speed for the VA.
Bill
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-06-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
FastEagle I transferred from VFA-132 right after...

FastEagle I transferred from VFA-132 right after we returned from the med cruise early 86. Transferred to Namtradet Cecil Field, retired from there. I'll bet we crossed paths somewhere.
Bill S.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-06-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
FL420 - We had VAQ-130 and a RVAH Detachment but...

FL420 - We had VAQ-130 and a RVAH Detachment but I cannot remember which one. They had two or three A5s and very rarely did you see one on the flight deck. Also had 3 A7, 2 F8 plus a photo F8...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-05-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
When I was onboard Oriskany 71-74 we had both...

When I was onboard Oriskany 71-74 we had both A5's and A3's and the O boat being an older carrier those things took up a lot of flight deck space.
I love the A5 it's the only aircraft I ever saw...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-02-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
New Life said: TF-41 was built by Allison...

New Life said:


TF-41 was built by Allison for the A7 actually a Rolls-Royce at first. I think:rolleyes:
Bill
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-01-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
Thanks to you all. I have received more info here...

Thanks to you all. I have received more info here than I have through the VA. My main problem is that due to the covid virus my local VSO office is closed. Every VA number I call is a recording that...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-01-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Traildust
Good links, I went through 11 weeks of bootcamp...

Good links, I went through 11 weeks of bootcamp in 1970 and it was the happiest day of my life when I graduated from that place. Watched a video on youtube about current Navy bootcamp and really had...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 06-30-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,545
Posted By Traildust
Concurrent Retired and Disability Pay (CRDP)

This one has me a bit confused. I was just awarded a 30% disability rating and understand that they will deduct your VA disability pay from your military retired unless you have 50% or higher. I...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 06-24-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
Latest and greatest Block III upgrade F/A-18...

Latest and greatest Block III upgrade F/A-18 Super Hornet

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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 06-21-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 71,750
Posted By Traildust
Midway CVA-41 had the largest flightdeck of all...

Midway CVA-41 had the largest flightdeck of all the carriers at the time. Look at that Whale hiding behind those A7's. Brings back memories, I would hitch a ride on a A3 belonging to VAQ-130 onboard...
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