Hydraulics Airmen ‘pump brakes’ on aircraft danger

Photos by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart

Senior Airman Jacob Osborne, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, applies electrical power to a C-130J Super Hercules Oct. 21 on Ramstein. In order to check the hydraulic systems before or after a flight, the hydraulics journeymen must turn on the electrical systems and check the hydraulics from the cockpit as well as outside of the aircraft.
Senior Airman Jacob Osborne, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, applies electrical power to a C-130J Super Hercules Oct. 21 on Ramstein. In order to check the hydraulic systems before or after a flight, the hydraulics journeymen must turn on the electrical systems and check the hydraulics from the cockpit as well as outside of the aircraft.

 

Senior Airman Vasilis Vasilakis, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, changes a C-130J Super Hercules emergency brake line. The hydraulics team changes around 70 to 80 brakes a year.
Senior Airman Vasilis Vasilakis, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, changes a C-130J Super Hercules emergency brake line. The hydraulics team changes around 70 to 80 brakes a year.

 

Senior Airman Jacob Osborne, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, inspects a C-130J Super Hercules emergency brake line. The hydraulics journeymen check the hydraulics from the cockpit as well as outside of the aircraft.
Senior Airman Jacob Osborne, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, inspects a C-130J Super Hercules emergency brake line. The hydraulics journeymen check the hydraulics from the cockpit as well as outside of the aircraft.

 

Senior Airman Jacob Osborne, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, tests a C-130J Super Hercules emergency brake line Oct. 21 on Ramstein. In case the main hydraulics system fails, the emergency line will automatically apply pressure to the brakes, slowing down the aircraft. There are two emergency brake systems on every C-130J Super Hercules.
Senior Airman Jacob Osborne, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, tests a C-130J Super Hercules emergency brake line Oct. 21 on Ramstein. In case the main hydraulics system fails, the emergency line will automatically apply pressure to the brakes, slowing down the aircraft. There are two emergency brake systems on every C-130J Super Hercules.

 

Senior Airman Jacob Osborne, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, tests a C-130J Super Hercules emergency brake line Oct. 21 on Ramstein. In case the main hydraulics system fails, the emergency line will automatically apply pressure to the brakes, slowing down the aircraft. There are two emergency brake systems on every C-130J Super Hercules.
Senior Airman Jacob Osborne, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, tests a C-130J Super Hercules emergency brake line Oct. 21 on Ramstein. In case the main hydraulics system fails, the emergency line will automatically apply pressure to the brakes, slowing down the aircraft. There are two emergency brake systems on every C-130J Super Hercules.