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    That flight crew didn't put a whole lot of thought into picking up that bike.

    The chances of getting in there and picking up that bike and not getting busted IMHO were about zero.
    That said I hope they don't get their chops busted too bad, I don't see any malicious intent.
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    Anybody that has spent time in the military knows how that works out.You can,t just do thinks like that period.Busted
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    I'd guess that the biggest issue is that a wanking big, noisy airplane is a really hard to misappropriate without getting caught, especially during peace time. If they could have used a truck, nobody would have noticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anyname View Post
    I'd guess that the biggest issue is that a wanking big, noisy airplane is a really hard to misappropriate without getting caught, especially during peace time. If they could have used a truck, nobody would have noticed.
    I was in the Coast Guard at the Academy in New London CT and when the auxiliary showed up it was always party time for them.Same here "Reservists" thinking they could pull this off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 41107 View Post
    Anybody that has spent time in the military knows how that works out.You can,t just do thinks like that period.Busted
    They just did it wrong. Should have had a buddy to truck it from MV to Quonset and no one would have been the wiser. Kinda hard to be low key in a Herc.

    We were TDY to Spain in '73 and my buddy was having palpitations over the new Ossa 250 Pioneer. 48 hrs before we went home, he shows up with a nice new shiny one. We tore it down to be as narrow as possible, crated it and labeled it as an antique mirror. A short chat with the loadmaster and pilot, plus a half gallon of Jim Beam from the class 6 store, and the Ossa was neatly tied down on a C-130 headed back the Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danl View Post
    They just did it wrong. Should have had a buddy to truck it from MV to Quonset and no one would have been the wiser. Kinda hard to be low key in a Herc.

    We were TDY to Spain in '73 and my buddy was having palpitations over the new Ossa 250 Pioneer. 48 hrs before we went home, he shows up with a nice new shiny one. We tore it down to be as narrow as possible, crated it and labeled it as an antique mirror. A short chat with the loadmaster and pilot, plus a half gallon of Jim Beam from the class 6 store, and the Ossa was neatly tied down on a C-130 headed back the Germany.
    Ahhh.... the good ol days.....
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