C-130 Hercules News
Lockheed Martin introduces LM-100J 'FireHerc' at Farnborough International Airshow
Lockheed Martin today at Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS) introduced the LM-100J "FireHerc," a civil-certified firefighting airtanker variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules that is the airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world.
UTC Aerospace Systems helps USN & ANG improve performance with C-130 NP2000 propeller upgrades
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., today announced that it has been awarded a contract to support NP2000 propeller upgrades for 24 Lockheed Martin C/KC-130T aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). In addition, the company has completed 9 of 12 contracted C-130H propeller upgrades for the ANG.
RAAF Hercules squadron celebrates its 75th anniversary
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has celebrated the 75th anniversary of No. 37 Squadron with a spectacular formation flypast of Sydney on July 13.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jul 18, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 154
write-off: 343
preserved: 71
stored: 490
instructional: 150
on order: 13
active: 1333
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 25
Fleet drop: 63
Today in C-130 history
18 Jul 2007
L-100-30 #N401LC of Lynden Cargo, Alaska, over-rotated on take-off from gravel airstrip 24 miles (38 km) west-northwest of McGrath, Alaska, suffering tail strike and substantial damage, including puncture of main cabin pressure vessel. Four crew uninjured.
Quote of the Day
If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off.
-- Chuck Yeager
C-130 Hall of Fame
First C-130 Prototype
USAF #53-396
First C-130 prototype. Constructed at Burbank California. First flight was on August 23rd, 1954.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "SMASH"

She was cooking, and dropped a cooking knife... RIGHT THROUGH HER FOOT. In a slight state of panic and not knowing what to do, she picked up a cell phone and asked a friend, which was awkward, hence the callsign: She Makes Awkward Situations Happen.
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