Encinas, Ruben L., SSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
25251-Weather Observer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Meteorological Services
Primary Unit
1967-1973, Air Weather Service
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
25210-Weather Observer Trainee
25231A-Apprentice Weather Observer
25271A-Weather Observer Technician
Service Years
1967 - 1973
Voice Edition
Staff Sergeant

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 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)Thailand-Laos-Cambodia BrotherhoodAir Weather AssociationAmerican Legion
Air Commando AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1969, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2001, Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2005, Air Weather Association
  2013, American Legion - Assoc. Page
  2014, Air Commando Association [Verified]
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired from Federal Civil Service with 40 years.  Most memorable:  QA Specialist Ammunition Surveillance (Dept of the Army Civilian) and National Weather Service at Stephenville, TX (Weather Radar/Upper Air Specialist)

I travel to places of my choice in my Lance trailer, do a lot of reloading and shooting, reading, genealogy, photography and whatever else I fancy.

Serve as a Campground Host Volunteer at Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM and have also campground hosted at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, NM.

Have worked on three Archeaological Surveys in New Mexico as a metal detector specialist and cartridge identifier.

 
   
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 1969-1969, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
From Year
1969
To Year
1969
   
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 A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Douglas AD-1 Skyraider
Length 39.37 ft | 12.00 m
Width 50.00 ft | 15.24 m
Height 15.75 ft | 4.80 m
Engine(s) 1 x Wright R-3350-24W air-cooled radial engine generating 2,500hp.
Empty Weight 10,470 lbs | 4,749 kg
MTOW 18,029 lbs | 8,178 kg
Max Speed 321 mph | 517 km/h | 279 kts
Max Range 1,553 miles | 2,500 km
Ceiling 26,001 ft | 7,925 m | 4.9 miles
Climb Rate 2,300 ft/min (701.4 m/min)
Hardpoints 14
Armament 4 x 20mm Cannons
12 x Rockets

7,000 pounds of external ordnance including bombs and gun pods.
Accommodations 1



* AD-5 - Anti-Submarine Model of which 212 produced; two crew-seating in side-by-side configuration; widened fuselage.
* AD-6 - Improved AD-4B versions; improved low-level bombing capability; 713 produced.
* AD-7 - AD-6 version fitted with R-3350-26WB and reinforced substructure of which 73 were produced in total in this way.
* A-1E - AD-5 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.
* A-1H - AD-6 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.
* A-1J - AD-7 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.


   
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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2009
   
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