C-130 Hercules News
First Hercules flight from Australia to Antarctic ice runway
A newly modified Hercules aircraft has landed at Australia’s glacial runway, Wilkins Aerodrome, marking one of its longest ever flights.
ATSB releases C-130 air tanker accident preliminary report
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released their preliminary report on the crash of the Coulson Aviation EC-130Q, registered N134CG which was contracted to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service to support airdrops of fire retardant for the local bush fires.
Compass Call: The first's final flight
On March 19, 1982, the first specially modified EC-130H “Compass Call” aircraft, tail number 1587, arrived at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. On January 15, 2020, the aircraft made its final flight over the skies of Arizona.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Mar 30, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 163
write-off: 348
preserved: 77
stored: 507
instructional: 150
on order: 8
active: 1322
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 15
Fleet drop: 23
Today in C-130 history
30 Mar 1972
AC-130E #69-6571, c/n 4345, of the 16th Special Operations Squadron, shot down over the Ho Chi Minh trail, Laos, the second AC-130 lost in three days, and the first E-model gunship attrited. This second loss in three days alarmed Special Operations Command, and led to a review of operational parameters.
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If you think Here is a master of . . . [tactics], then you will surely lose.
-- Miyamoto Musashi
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First LM-100J built
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First Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight on May 25th
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It took a while before he got the hang of evasive maneuvering, so he was a sitting duck
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