C-130 Hercules News
Air Force pursues retention of C-130Js at Keesler
As part of a required Air Force report to Congress on the C-130 force structure, the Secretary of the Air Force released a force structure amendment pursuing the retention of 10 Air Force Reserve Command C-130J aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base.
Cascade Aerospace delivers 100th CC-130 to the RCAF
Cascade Aerospace, an Operating Unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, celebrated the 100th delivery of a CC-130 Hercules aircraft from its base in Abbotsford, British Columbia to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) following scheduled maintenance.
Return to flight
With a calm, yet stern voice, Tech. Sgt. Joshua Lucero guides the four Airmen located below the right wing of a C-130 Hercules, #74-2067, who are giving a piggy back ride to a leading edge - the front part of the wing that covers the internals components . They're trying to attach it back to the wing.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Apr 21, 2015
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 80
write-off: 330
preserved: 55
stored: 374
instructional: 190
on order: 38
active: 1440
Changes '14/'15:
Fleet adds: 16
Fleet drop: 28
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Today in C-130 history
Quote of the Day
There are four ways to fly: the right way, the wrong way, the company way and the captain's way. Only one counts.
-- Unknown
C-130 Hall of Fame
Test aircraft for US Army C-130C.
USAF #80712
C-130B
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 "Zing"

'He got the nickname when making the transition from flying the subsonic A-10 'Warthog' attack aircraft to the faster and more electronically sophisticated F-16CJ. 'There are a few more things to look at in the F-16 cockpit,' he said. 'They called me 'Zing' because I was kind of all over the place initially.''
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