C-130 Hercules News
Filipina C-130 pilot in command in trans-Pacific flight
The newly turned over C-130 cargo plane to the Philippine Air Force was flown to the country from the United States with a female pilot-in-command, a first time in the history of the Philippine military.
C-130s fly first mission into renovated airfield in Iraq
The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, October 21, 2016, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.
New York ANG, aircraft begin annual migration to South Pole
Airmen and ski-equipped aircraft from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing have started their annual journey to Antarctica.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 26, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 81
write-off: 337
preserved: 61
stored: 434
instructional: 187
on order: 11
active: 1403
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 14
Fleet drop: 67
Today in C-130 history
26 Oct 1966
C-130E #2452 of the Brazilian Air Force (1 Esquadrão, 1 Grupo, Galeão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), crashed during landing with a high sink rate.
Quote of the Day
In a world full of people only some want to fly, isn't that crazy...
-- Unknown
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 "Taser"

Wingman was an MP before flight school and they found a contact stun gun in his locker one night on one of those surprise inspections...
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