C-130 Hercules News
Polish & USAF conduct tactical airlift training
The 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, participated in bilateral training with the Polish air force during Aviation Detachment 17-2 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, at Powidz Air Base, Poland from March 1 to 27, 2017.
Nandi Zama becomes first black South African woman to qualify to fly the C-130
When she joined the military straight from high school‚ Nandi Zama never thought she would make history by flying South African Air Force planes.
Yokota C-130J completes first training sortie
This flight allowed the crew to familiarize themselves with the newest C-130 model. The pilots completed approach, landing and en route procedures training; while also familiarizing themselves with the airspace.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Apr 25, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 337
preserved: 70
stored: 453
instructional: 151
on order: 9
active: 1355
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 30
Fleet drop: 43
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Today in C-130 history
25 Apr 1972
C-130E #64-0508, c/n 3992, of the 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, shot down near drop zone at An L?c, South Vietnam, during night mission.
Quote of the Day
In response to how he checked the weather, "I just whip out my blue card with a hole in it and read what it says: 'When color of card matches color of sky, FLY!'"
-- Gordon Baxter
C-130 Hall of Fame
Early air refuelling testing
USMC #55-046
C-130A
On loan from the USAF to the USMC for testing air refuelling with the C-130 in 1957 and 1958.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Sledge"

Capt. Hammer
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