Was stationed at Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks in the '70's. Great place! We'd take the Huey's to the field at -60 degrees. Of course the crewchiefs would have to take the batteries out at night and we'd walk the rotor system around a few times to loosen the transmission oil before trying to crank up. Great times. regards, Alemaster
In regards to Anons "walking the rotor blades to loosen the tranny", I used to work on the rigs up north when i was young. Once you got to -40 and colder, we would have to get under our trucks with propane torches to heat the oil enough for the engine to turn over. We would also use the torches to melt the ice on pipe joints while drilling. Metal breaks like plastic at those temps. It didn't take too many years for me to decide that there had to be a better way to make a living!
Those pictured must be a tough lot... bet they scampered double-time after the camera clicked.
Being born and bred in cold country (NE & SD) you get used to it. I used to go out and get the mail in my PJs, Parka and snow-boots. You get hard core, whether you liked it or not.
Yeah, I lived in Fairbanks in the 70's too. My dad was stationed there.... anonymous, are you my daddy?
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