DD(Dad’s Diary) 32

Millington Tenn part2!

Many years ago the base was used as a training field for military aircraft . And the basic aviation-school used retired A-4 aircraft for us to use for electrical systems training. The jets were the same type that John-Mc Cain was shot down over Vietnam . The Compartments that housed the systems and engine were very tight , and rather challenging for us. I’m sure that the P.O.W. s that spent several months in the Hanoi-Hilton would beg to differ!? The jets were not only used for us to practice on , but the final test for us troubleshoot an electrical problem for us to not only fix , but we were timed too. So after boot-camp I was sent there as an E-1 . First we went to a school to learn how to work around aircraft (Aviation-Fundamentals), that shows just how dangerous Jet-Blast can be , and how trash on the tarmac can harm turbine-engines. Then to a school to learn how to operate all of the ground support equipment(Power carts , tow tractors , etc).Next time on Millington Part 3 , I’ll cover more of the adventure…