C-130 Hercules News
Guard & Reservists provide surge support to Great Basin fires
The 2016 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Air Expeditionary Group along with two Air Reserve Component MAFFS-equipped C-130 aircraft completed a month-long activation in support of aerial fire suppression missions in the Western U.S., September 3, 2016.
Tata-Lockheed Martin joint venture delivers 50th C-130J Empennage
The 50th C-130J Super Hercules empennage assembly was delivered by Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) on September 16. TLMAL is a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin Aeroframe Corporation.
African Partnership Flight commences in Ghana
Approximately 50 U.S. personnel along with 100 Ghanaian and partner nation military participants were welcomed to African Partnership Flight in Ghana during an opening ceremony, September 12th.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 25, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 81
write-off: 337
preserved: 61
stored: 435
instructional: 187
on order: 11
active: 1402
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 14
Fleet drop: 67
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Today in C-130 history
Quote of the Day
I don't like flying because I'm afraid of crashing into a large mountain. I don't think Dramamine is going to help.
-- Kaffie, in the 1992 movie 'A Few Good Men'
C-130 Hall of Fame
Airborne Early Warning prototype
USCG #1721
EC-130V
Modified to EC-130V with E-2C radome. Made first flight on July 31, 1991.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Tickles"

Attractive female viper pilot I met at Nellis once. First name was Tess. Thought it was pretty clever ;)
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