C-130 Hercules News
Malaysian C-130H belly lands at Labuan Airport
A Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130H belly landed at Labuan Airport at 14:00hrs local time on November 18th after declaring an emergency.
NYANG aircrew completes South Pole mission despite extreme weather conditions
The harsh, unforgiving and unpredictable weather of Antarctica made a routine mission to the South Pole a little more than an LC-130 "Skibird" crew with the 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron had bargained for on November 9, 2017.
Flying Jennies ready for combat airlift mission
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that obtains new life by rising from the ashes. Many members of the 815th Airlift Squadron might be able to relate to this tale of renewal or resurrection, except their symbol isn’t a legendary bird, but a hard-working and practical pack mule—a Flying Jenny.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Nov 23, 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
Quote of the Day
It should not be taken that one must always be the first one to attack regardless of the situation or circumstances, but at the same time, it is generally desirable to be the one to initiate the attack and thereby put het opponent in the defensive position.
-- Miyamoto Musashi
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 "Burner"

Leave the engine in BUC and try to take-off and this callsign will stick to you as well
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