C-130 Hercules News
Hercules toughens 514th AES
As mission starts go, things are starting to look tough.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to support French Air Force fleet of C-130H's
Marshall has won the contract to provide engineering services to the French Air Force fleet of 14 Lockheed Martin C-130H aircraft. The contract has been awarded by the state-owned Service Industriel de l'Aéronautique (SIAé).
Maintainers help aircrews deliver bundles of joy
Four C-130J Super Hercules propellers create a humming sound as they power the aircraft, commonly referred to this time of year as "Santa's sleigh", down the runway to deliver bundles of goods to people living on some of the most remote islands in the world during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from December 9 through December 19, 2017.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 17, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 153
write-off: 339
preserved: 70
stored: 484
instructional: 153
on order: 15
active: 1332
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 22
Fleet drop: 44
Today in C-130 history
Quote of the Day
The best form of welfare for the troops is first-rate training.
-- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
C-130 Hall of Fame
Test aircraft for US Army C-130C.
USAF #80712
Modified for trails for boundary layer control for the US Army to be C-130C with Short takeoff and landing capability. First flight was on February 8, 2014. Was fitted with a boundary layer air control system that consisted of a wider rudder, single-hinged flaps instead of the standard Fowler flaps, and two Allison YT56-A-6 jet engines under the outer wings. Bleed air from the jets was blown over the flaps and rudder to enhance lift and controllability. Flown for twenty-three hours before the Army lost interest.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Nanook"

While on light duty, I was assigned expeditor duty. It was mid winter 2000 and I would get into the truck, turn off the heat, open the side door and window and drive the flightline. Several of the crew chiefs complained it was warmer outside then inside. I was told I reminded one of the guys of the eskimo from cartoons in the 60's and 70's called Nanook from the North. Name stuck.
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