C-130 Hercules News
RAF C-130 deploys to South Sudan on UN mission
An RAF C-130J aircraft departed on March 26th from RAF Brize Norton, on a UN mission to deliver vital supplies to remote Malakal in South Sudan.
RNZAF Hercules celebrates 50th birthday at work in Pacific Islands
Hercules #NZ7001 turned 50, March 24 and is spending her birthday doing what she has so often done before - delivering aid in the Pacific.
MC-130Js visit Kunsan
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group visited Kunsan Air Base in support of Exercise Gryphon Knife March 3, 2015.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Apr 1, 2015
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 79
write-off: 330
preserved: 55
stored: 373
instructional: 190
on order: 38
active: 1442
Changes '14/'15:
Fleet adds: 16
Fleet drop: 26
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Today in C-130 history
1 Apr 1997
C-130H #88-4408, c/n 5161, of the 95th Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed after overshooting a landing at Toncont
Quote of the Day
If you're ever faced with a forced landing at night, turn on the landing lights to see the landing area. If you don't like what you see, turn 'em back off.
-- Unknown
C-130 Hall of Fame
Early air refuelling testing
USMC #55-046
C-130A
On loan from the USAF to the USMC for testing air refuelling with the C-130 in 1957 and 1958.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Blackadder"

The man with the plan. He reminded us of Blackadder's Baldrick because of his phrasing "cunning plan". Unfortunately Baldrick was already taken so we just chose Blackadder.
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