"The instant thought is: 'Old airframe, no chance in
hell (in winning the competition). But there are many things
working in the Rodeo team's favor."
Source: Major Tony Nance, operations officer
for the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Ramstein Air
Base in Germany. Ten aircraft maintenance technicians from Ramstein
will compete against more than 55 US and international teams at the
AMC Rodeo, held July 22 through 28 at McChord Air Force Base in
Washington. The team's aircraft is a 47-year-old C-130E Hercules...
that just came off an eight-month deployment, to boot.