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  •  A friend who flies C-130s (2+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh, Pilotshark

    Says it can be really exciting up front when they unload heavy items out the back door in flight.

    •  I've heard this about skydivers and C-130s (0+ / 0-)

      Apparently that big rear door is really nice for big jumps. But when a lot of them decide to stand there to assemble for the jump and throw the c/g out, apparently pilots get really, really antsy. Fortunately, when the plane pitches up, the skydivers tend to jump, alleviating the problem.

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