C-130 Hercules News
4th SOS receives first AC-130J Ghostrider
The 4th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, is now home to Air Force Special Operations Command's newest aircraft – the Block 30 AC-130J Ghostrider gunship.
317th AW Airmen support missions downrange
Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing here deployed to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and Djibouti, Africa, March 7.
Portuguese Air Force picks Collins Aerospace for C-130H modernization effort
The Portuguese Air Force joins a growing list of customers that have selected Collins Aerospace for its C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft modernization effort. Serving as a contractor to OGMA – Industria Aeronautica de Portugal, Collins will provide its Flight2™ aftermarket avionics solution, which delivers the most cost-effective and lowest-risk CNS/ATM upgrade solution.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Mar 19, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 160
write-off: 345
preserved: 71
stored: 501
instructional: 149
on order: 8
active: 1331
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 3
Fleet drop: 36
Today in C-130 history
19 Mar 1966
The crew of seven was killed when C-130B #61-2641, c/n 3677, of the 313th Troop Carrier Wing, crashed into Svanfjellet at 2,650 feet on the island of Senja on approach to Bardufoss Air Station, Norway.
Quote of the Day
Things which do you no good in aviation: Altitude above you. Runway behind you. Fuel in the truck. Half a second ago. Approach plates in the car. The airspeed you don't have.
-- Unknown
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 "Dweebo"

This aviator came in with an over inflated ego (even by aviator standards), and wanted to be called a hero callsign before earning his merit. Last name was Drewello. So we decided on this to deflate his attitude. He ended up being a great squadron asset.
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