C-130 Hercules News
Air Force colonel closes out chapter, reaches new heights
When Col. Adrienne Williams, 387th Air Expeditionary Group commander, was only 10 years old, she knew she wanted to follow in her father's footsteps by serving in the world's greatest Air Force.
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.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Mar 20, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 160
write-off: 345
preserved: 71
stored: 501
instructional: 149
on order: 7
active: 1336
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 36
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
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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 "Draggon"

Dutch Pilot in training in Brazil. He wasn't used to the hot weather. He sweated so much, that the Soulth American pilots called him Draggon. Very hot callsign :-) Squadron Falcões da Noite, Cel. Draggon
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