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Stan's Hammer In 2012

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Darn it, Eric. I was hoping that you'd be able to make it up, at least for one day. We get together every year, so maybe next year. And, I'm sure that if you had a Saturday, or something, later on that you could make it, Stan would be glad to see you. He's always ready to meet other smiths. :)


I like company anytime!!!! :D


address is:
6303 State Rt 127
Pinckneyville, IL
62274

cell#: 618-924-4032

Stan

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I was originally planning on coming up on Thursday and having a bit of an extended trip. It looks now like my nephew is going to have to have knee surgery on wednesday. So chances are I won't be able to come up until Saturday. Just thought I'd give a bit of an update.

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Hammer-ins are a great time to put real faces to names, but any and all are welcome here anytime they are passing by!

Wonder how much farm ground is actually needed to land and park a C-130? :rolleyes:

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stan with a good pilot you need about 3000 feet to land a c-130 a lot better on your nervs if you have 6000 feet

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a C130 will land on the road by your house easy stan....park it in your neighbor's driveway. Getting it out is a different story.

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My son is a crew-chief instructor in the C-130J refueler for the Marines...lives in Arkansas.

I am trying to make it there...Friday evening at earliest

Carry on

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stan with a good pilot you need about 3000 feet to land a c-130 a lot better on your nervs if you have 6000 feet


6000 feet is little over a mile (5280');
so with property here being 1/4 mile wide X 1/2 mile long X all the hills which add more ground coverage and helping to slow landing speed climbing those same hills, a safe landing should be possible for a good pilot - with a great crew chief telling him/her where to go! :rolleyes: .

Could also mudify this place for added safety. B)

As for taking off again that is the simple part!

All the hot air generated here at a hammer-in should allow for vertical take off like a Harrier jet! :P

David will be nice finally putting a face to a screen name. :D

BTW: If we have at least 2 known crew chiefs now, both could at least honk when flying over if they have not got enough time to stop in. LOL :wacko:

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Got it Stan, have pilot honk next time we fly over.

Just one question. Do you or your neighbors have livestock? They get a little spooky with C-130's at honking altitude. LOL!!

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Stan - Thanks from Michael, Aaron and Bill. A great time was had. Great meeting everyone there!
We had to get back to Wisconsin by Sunday morning so we had to sadly cut out Saturday night.

But the reason for this post, as Stan stated "this ain't Vegas", so let me be the first - https://picasaweb.google.com/107525981194538192612/StanSHammerIn2012

Once again - THANKS Stan!
Bill

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Hey Bill. It was GREAT meeting you and Michael and seeing Aaron again. I'm sure glad you guys were able to make it down, as were the other guys. I'll get my pics down loaded from the phone a camera and posted soon. Take care. :)

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Hey Bill
It sure was nice to meet you guys from Wisconsin...and it was great to meet all those otherfolks too.
Stan...you and your group made a wonderful experience a happening for me. Thanks for a warm fellowship.

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What was the total head count for the weekend?
I sure wished I could have made it down there for a little metal pounding and thirst quenching.

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A great time was had by all. Friends were made, work was done, lies were told, and beverages were consumed. Stan and Clara are wonderful host. This was my second year adn I look forward to many more.

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Had a great time seen old friends made new friends learned how to make a cross(thanks george rt and stan) listend to a lot of hot air being blown, ate some great food thanks to the best looking cooks in the country .overall had a great time this was my second year comming and next year will bring the wife and a few friends.

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Nothing like putting faces to names. Maybe next time I'll have a bit more juice in the tank and will be able to think clearly (not that anyone seemed to notice :D )

It was surely a good time.

A few pics
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