What happens when a C-130’s #3 propeller gearbox explodes at flight level 270? It ain’t pretty. Listen to the cockpit voice recording of the incident, and hear Evan Smith–who was in the left seat on that day in 1988–tell the tale.

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Interview: Rick Zerkel, Lynden Air Cargo

Published on September 12, 2011 by in Interviews


There are few aircraft as suited for hauling heavy cargo in and out of the world’s toughest strips as the C-130 Hercules, and there are only a few non-military operators around. Rick Zerkel is the Vice President of Operations at Lynden Air Cargo, one of these specialized companies. In this interview, you’ll hear his story, learn about the L-382, and get his best career advice.

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