C-130 Hercules News
19th AW, AMC receive final C-130J
A brand new C-130J Super Hercules (#17-5897) was delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base May 27, marking the last C-130J delivery for the 19th Airlift Wing and Air Mobility Command.
Airmen limit COVID-19 exposure during historic aircraft delivery
The 39th Rescue Squadron took possession of their first, brand new HC-130J Combat King II aircraft April 2 when 920th Rescue Wing maintenance and aircrew brought the aircraft home to Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, while making history in their efforts.
Lockheed Martin delivers the AFRC’s first HC-130J Combat King II
Lockheed Martin delivered the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s first HC-130J Combat King II to a crew from the 920th Rescue Wing (RQW) from Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. This HC-130J will be operated by the 39th Rescue Squadron (RQS), which is part of the 920th RQW.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - May 30, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 164
write-off: 348
preserved: 78
stored: 515
instructional: 150
on order: 7
active: 1320
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 16
Fleet drop: 34
Today in C-130 history
30 May 1969
C-130E #62-1831, c/n 3794, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, to Fairchild Maintenance Facility, St. Petersburg, Florida, written off in ground accident.
Quote of the Day
We have no effective screening methods to make sure pilots are sane...
-- Dr. Herbert Haynes, Federal Aviation Authority
C-130 Hall of Fame
Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
USNavy #149798
Used for carrier suitability trials on the USS Forrestal making 29 touch and goes, and 21 landings and unassisted takeoffs just off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft was being studied for use as a Carrier Onboard Delivery transport. The refueling pods were removed from the aircraft for the tests. This C-130 made history as the largest aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier but never became operational.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "GBIT"

Get Back In The; Female Pilot; Last Name "Kitchen"
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