C-130 Hercules News
Ohio National Guard Strengthens Partnership with Allied Nations
As part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program, the Ohio National Guard deployed to Kecskemet Air Base in Hungary to participate in a Hungarian-led, multinational, air-to-air and air-to-ground exercise, Load Diffuser 17, May 24 through June 9, 2017.
Dobbins flies with more than 100 aircraft in joint forcible entry exercise
As the sun slowly rose over the eastern horizon, 19 C-130 aircraft, both Hercules and Super Hercules models, made their way across the Nevada landscape. While the aircraft progressed towards their target, the gorges and canyons below seemed like nothing more than a web of cracks across the countryside.
386th AEW deliver critical supplies to frontlines
"We aim for first pass success. One pass, one drop," said Maj. Josh Linden, the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron chief of tactics, as he described the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airdrop mission.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jun 27, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 337
preserved: 70
stored: 465
instructional: 151
on order: 9
active: 1345
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 30
Fleet drop: 54
Today in C-130 history
27 Jun 2008
C-130H #86-0412 of the USAF (a forward deployed aircraft assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command's 95th Airlift Squadron, 440th Airlift Wing at Pope AFB, North Carolina) performed an emergency crash landing at a barren field northeast of Baghdad, Iraq following the loss of all four engines. There were no fatalities. After all usable parts were stripped from the aircraft, it was dismantled by a series of controlled explosions by the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. The wreckage was then transported to a secure US installation.
27 Jun 1985
Hercules C.1P #XV206 of the RAF (1312 Flight), collided at about 200
Quote of the Day
Success flourishes only in perseverance -ceaseless, restless perseverance.
-- Baron Monfred von Richthofen
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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 "Stanza"

He was the oldest guy in weapons school, he was bald , and rather short and reminded the class of Castanza from Seinfield. The name stuck from there on
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