C-130 Hercules News
CAE USA awarded subcontract to support development of C-130J WST's
CAE USA has been awarded subcontracts from Lockheed Martin to support the design, development and manufacture of six C-130J weapon systems trainers (WSTs) for the United States Air Force and Air National Guard.
Guardsmen deploy at home and abroad
The Wyoming Air National Guard stands faithfully in support of both domestic and federal missions assisting victims in need throughout the world by providing aid when called upon.
Diving on Aqaba's new C-130 Hercules wreck
On 16 November, with press and politicians and a brass band in attendance, a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft was sunk just off the shores of Aqaba, Jordan.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Nov 24, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 153
write-off: 339
preserved: 70
stored: 481
instructional: 153
on order: 17
active: 1332
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 49
Fleet drop: 79
Today in C-130 history
24 Nov 1969
C-130A #56-0533, c/n 3141, of the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron, shot down at Ban Salou, Laos, during Blind Bat flare operation.
24 Nov 2009
KC-130J #MM62176 of the Italian Air Force crashed on a railway line near Galileo Galilei Airport, Pisa, just after having had a touch-and-go landing on the same airport. All five crew (two pilots and three operators) were killed in the impact.
Quote of the Day
Fighting spirit one must have. Even if a man lacks some of the other qualifications, he can often make up for it in fighting spirit.
-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF
C-130 Hall of Fame
First C-130E
USAF #61-358
First C-130E built. Also has been stated as the last C130E to be retired by the USAF and landed at Edwards AFB, California on May 2, 2012. The retirement of the last C-130E is not complety true since the USAF is still flying some, but it was the last for the AMC. The aircraft was eventually put on display at the AFFTC museum.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Squawk"

Pilot who finally managed to squawk in the right transponder code after 4 failed attempts...
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