Ok, I’m Finally In Mosul

But in a few days I am going down the road to the Mosul Palace instead. It’s about 15 minutes away I think. Flying milair up here was interesting, because while we pulled a heck of a lot more g’s (pos and neg) than we ever would in the Uzbekistan prop planes, I never at all felt like maybe the pilot didn’t know exactly what he was doing, or where exactly the airport was at.

Apparently there are only 30 people / 20 computers down at the Palace so I will prolly be asleep most of the time.

2 Responses to “Ok, I’m Finally In Mosul”

  1. Imported Comments Says:

    From Eagl:

    What kind of plane was it?

    I know that they’re flying “tactical” departures and approaches to minimise vulnerability to surface to air threats, and those are definately not comfortable for passengers :) Given the option, they’d be making 4 to 5 G jinks every 5-10 seconds and making near vertical climbs and descents to the airport, but our transports can’t do that yet.

    And yet another group of contractors got blown up yesterday… My cousin was a driver in Iraq (somewhere North of Baghdad) for about a year and every day I wondered if she was going to be next.

  2. Robert Says:

    It ’twere a C-130 (rolling down the strip) but the take off and landing were not real tactical. Ok, the first because we were in Kuwait. Secondly, we pulled Gs, but it didn’t seem like that many, though I don’t have a whole lot of basis to judge. Didn’t sink into the webbing too far… :)

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