Monday, January 21, 2013

Operation Credible Sport

Teamwork was the watchword
by Robert A.

I was on a test team that proved out the concept of a special STOL mod to a C-130 in 1980. The mod enabled a C-130 to land on a soccer field and take off from that same soccer field. The mission was to fly into Tehran, Iran, to rescue the hostages taken by rebels. The test team designed, fabricated, installed and tested the mod in about six months. Test trials were performed at Eglin Air Force Base by a team of Lockheed, Allison, Air Force and Army personnel. Teamwork was the watchword throughout, and the trials on the test bed aircraft proved out the concept.