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Compass Call: The first's final flight
On March 19, 1982, the first specially modified EC-130H “Compass Call” aircraft, tail number 1587, arrived at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. On January 15, 2020, the aircraft made its final flight over the skies of Arizona.
Lockheed Martin delivers second KC-130J to France’s Armée de l'Air
Lockheed Martin delivered the second of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to representatives from France’s Armée de l'Air on February 4, at the company’s Aeronautics facility in Marietta, Georgia.
C-130 firefighting aircraft crashes in Australia
An EC-130 firefighting aircraft from Coulson Aviation has crashed in the Monaro Area in Australian state of New South Wales while combating forest fires, killing three crew members.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Feb 27, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 163
write-off: 349
preserved: 77
stored: 505
instructional: 150
on order: 8
active: 1324
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 15
Fleet drop: 22
Today in C-130 history
27 Feb 1991
L-100-30 #322 of the Kuwait Air Force hit by bomb and center fuselage badly damaged. Transported by road to Kuwait and scrapped in March 1995, scrapped.
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Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelesness, incapacity or neglect.
-- Unknown
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Airborne Early Warning prototype
USCG #1721
Modified to EC-130V with E-2C radome. Made first flight on July 31, 1991.
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