The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 20.05.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 20.05.1977, Blaðsíða 1
White \FaIcon Volume XXXIII Number 20 Kef lav ik, Iceland May 20, 1977 "Jolly Green Giant" crew members prepare for a successful "save." Channel 4 to show di Do you know what to do in a disaster? AFTV Channel Four will air an audience- participation test on disaster survival Wednesday at 7 p.m. The test will include fires, floods and earthquakes, multiple car colli- sions and severe weather conditions. Survival knowledge, alertness and reactions to stress can be measured by "The National Disaster Test." The test contains re-creations and newsreel footage. There will be hints on giving first aid, locating home fire hazards and staying alive in a blazing skyscraper. Hosts: Tom Snyder, Kate Jackson, John Amos, Apollo 7 astronaut Walter M. Schirra and journalist Shana Alexander. Vincent Tofany, president of the Nation- al Safety Council and Dr. Frank Stanton, chairman of the American Red Cross, will also be present. The program will last 74 minutes. I. JUDGMENT 1. a b c 2. a b c 3. a b c Score test II. KNOWLEDGE 1. T F 6. T F 2. T F 7. T F 3. T F 8. T F 4. T F 9. T F 5. T F 10. T F Score III. ALERTNESS 1. Yes No 2. List the number > of potential dange rs: STRESS Si :ore IV. 1. Yes No 9. Ye s No 2. Yes No 10. Ye s No 3. Yes No 11. Ye s No 4. Yes No 12. Ye s No 5. Yes No 13. Yes No 6. Yes No 14. Yes No 7. Yes No 15. Yes No (continued on page 3) AIMD Power Plants completes *lst* by Ltjg 0. R. Bampfield For the first time, the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Power Plants Shop recently com- pleted the repair and inspection of all three spare T-56 engines. These three spare engines and both spare turbine assemblies are now ready for issue and installation. AIMD is the Naval Station department responsible for repairing aircraft com- ponents and support equipment. In addition to aircraft engines, AIMD repairs electrical and electronic com- ponents, wheel and tire assemblies, hy- draulic actuators, structural compo- nents, parachutes, survival equipment, propellors and ground support equipment. Components range from micro-minia- ture electronic modules, that are re- paired under a microscope, to 24,000- pound tow tractors. The 100 person department, headed by Lieutenant Al Treadway, processes 800 components monthly for P-3 aircraft and Naval Station's C-118's, The T-56 engine is installed on the P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules and the E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. The 2,900 pound engine develops 4,700 horsepower. The engine runs at 14,000 revolutions per minute while, through a reduction gear, the attached propeller turns at 1,020. At maximum power, a T-56 uses 2,200 pounds of jet fuel per hour. The engine, as it sits on its special stand in the Power Plants Shop, has more than 10,000 parts—each must be properly fitted to ensure safe and efficient operation. AIMD processes about 15 engines a year. Each one is subjected to a de- tailed inspection, repair or replace- ment of faulty parts, more inspection and a final test run before it is issued to the Keflavik-deployed patrol squadron for installation on one of its airplanes. The replaced engine goes to AIMD, where the process begins again. Because of the T-56 complexity, ex- tensive work required and time necessary to obtain repair parts, it is unusual to have all spares fully repaired. AD1 Art Underwood, Power Plants Shop supervisor, and his crew were commended for their accomplishment by Lt. A.G. Treadway during brief ceremonies in the shop. Petty Officer Underwood said that a determined effort has been made for the last three years to have all spares "up." Det. 14 reaps another 'save* by 2ndLt. Robert Pierce The Air Force Operations Control Center Keflavik notified Detachment 14 at 8:45 a.m. Saturday that a single engine light aircraft was ditching in the North Atlantic, west of Iceland- Taking off from Goose Bay, Labrador, the amphibious Lake LA-4 had flown to a point 110 miles south of Keflavik when the engine failed. The crews of the HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" and the HC-130 "King Bird" were summoned, reporting to the detachment at 9 a.m. for the mission briefing. About this time, the crews; learned that the pilot was Orbokki Kuortii, a Finnish national. At 9:30 a.m. Air Force Rescue 717 (HH-3E) and Air Force Rescue 820 (HC- 130) lifted off, heading southwest to- wards the ditched aircraft. AF Rescue 717 found out that the ditching had been successful, and the aircraft was still afloat with the pilot in the cockpit. At 10:45 a.m., the "Jolly Green Giant" reached the scene—ready to effect the pilot's recovery. Flying overhead, AF Rescue 820 acted as the on-the scene commander, relaying communications from 717 to Reykjavik Control. The "Jolly Green Giant" helicopter de- ployed two pararescuemen (PJ's), Tech- nical Sergeant Tony McFarr and Airman First Class Bert Eymberts, to assist the pilot. They found the survivor in good spirits. Then the rescue team briefed the surviving pilot on their rescue operations. An Icelandic fishing trawler also as- sisted with the rescue. The trawler de- ployed a small skiff to the downed air- craft's position. By 11:15 a.m., the survivor and PJ's were recovered. Then the trawler left the immediate area and the survivor was' hoisted up to the waiting helicopter. At 12:30 p.m. AFR 717 landed at Reykjavik, offloading the passenger. The Finnish Consulate at Reykjavik awaited the rescue party's arrival. An ambulance also was readied for the res- cue mission's return. HH-3E crewmembers were Captain Pat Kelly, aircraft commander; Lieutenant Colonel Covey Campbell, copilot; Staff Sergeant Richard Dolby, flight mechanic; TSgt. Tony McFarr and A1C Bert Eymberts, pararescuemen. Crewmembers on the HC-130 included Captain Charles Needles, aircraft commander; Captain Charles Stueve, co- pilot; Captain David Spindle, navigator; Master Sergeant Thomas O'Brien, engineer; Technical Sergeant John Mendez, radio operator; Master Sergeant William Rumsey, load master; Staff Sergeant Ervin Petty and Senior Airman William Canavan, pararescuemen. The mission ended at 1 p.m.—four hours and 15 minutes after it began. Family Services to honor volunteers For volunteer participation in the Family Services Center Annual Flea Mar- ket as well in other FSC activities, a luncheon will be held at the Officers' Club today at 11:30 a.m. Certificates of tenure will be dis- tributed "for their selfless efforts in rendering assistance to military famil- ies in Iceland." As a unique highlight to the lunch- eon, Senior Chief Personnelman Jackie Cristwell will cut a special cake, and receive a surprise gift—a T-shirt, in- scribed with "Super Man." The Family Services Center extends a special thanks to Yeoman Second Class Fred Challender for advertising the flea market by making posters and flyers plus aiding in the distribution of these aids. Glenn Brady sold tickets at the flea market and assisted with the tabulation of sales. Chief Yeoman Woody Eastham acted as a "heavy duty" organizer. Regular volunteers who have contribu- ted more than 20 hours are as follows: Volunteer Hours Norma Brady 304 Pat Welsch 198 Sharon Everhart 189 Richard Everhart 110 Ginny Duquette 88 Sharon Startin 80 Sandy Westwang 76 Joyce Mirabelli 75 Sarah Rickard 65 Helen Fesler 55 Maria Field 43 Judy Davis 42 Others contributed between 10 and 20 hours. They are Mildred Mueller, Fern Arendell, Esther Bampfield, Frankie Blish, Sonja Cristwell, Mary Dehman and Emily Treadway. Achieving a long-time goal, the AIMD Power Plants Shop repaired all three spare P-3 engines and both spare turbines. Lieutenant Al Treadway, aircraft intermed-* iate maintenance officer, congratulates AD1 Art Underwood, supervisor, and Power Plants personnel.

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