C-130 Hercules News
DynCorp International awarded USCG contract
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center, Long Range Surveillance Product Line Division, awarded DynCorp International (DI) the Progressive Structural Inspection and Depot Level Maintenance contract for C-130H and C-130J aircraft.
Marshall signs 14 year contract to support RNLAF C-130H fleet
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has secured a contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force to sustain its C-130H fleet through to its out of service date.
EC-130H, 15 years and nearly 42K combat hours in support of the Coalition mission
On a rainy, 40-degree evening at Bagram Airfield, EC-130H Compass Call maintainers and aircrew walk out to the flightline to work on their aircraft.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 22, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 159
write-off: 345
preserved: 71
stored: 500
instructional: 149
on order: 11
active: 1329
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 1
Fleet drop: 31
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Today in C-130 history
22 Jan 1985
A USAF C-130A #56-0501, c/n 3109, of the 95th Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed in the sea during visual approach to Trujillo airport, Honduras.
Quote of the Day
Construction of an aerial vehicle which can carry even a single man . . . requires the discovery of some new metal or force. Even with such a discovery, we could not expect one to do more than carry its owner.
-- Simon Newcome, U.S. Astronomer, 1903
C-130 Hall of Fame
Repaired after 17 years buried in snow.
USNavy #148321
LC-130F
Force landed at Care Four, Antarctica after two JATO bottle came off and struck the aircraft. The ten man crew were uninjured but had to live in survival shelters for 80 hours until the weather improve enough to allow a rescue. It had been buried in the snow for 17 years before repairs began.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Mo'Gas"

When during takeoff, always used to shout "More Gas! More Gas!"
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