C-130 Hercules News
USMC receives 50th KC-130J
The U.S. Marine Corps accepted delivery of its 50th KC-130J {#169226) Super Hercules aerial refueler at the Lockheed Martin facility on August 18. This KC-130J is assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.
914th AW’s C-130s say final goodbye to AUAB
After 11 years of deploying supporting the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, Airmen from the 914th Airlift Wing out of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, will say their goodbyes as they end their rotation and fly out with their C-130 Hercules’ for the final time before they transition to KC-135 Stratotankers.
Movin’ On Down the Line: First LM-100J Commercial Freighter meets major production milestones
The first LM-100J commercial freighter continues to make significant progress, reaching major production milestones at the Lockheed Martin facility.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 27, 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
Today in C-130 history
27 Aug 1963
C-130A #56-0474, c/n 3082, of the 315th Air Division, burned at Naha Air Base, Okinawa, during refuelling.
27 Aug 1983
L-100-20 c/n #4333, delivered June 1969 as Lockheed Aircraft Service Company N7957S; leased to U.S. Navy, May 1969 for tests. Leased to Saturn Airways, N7957S, May 1970, named 'Wimpy'. Sold to Saturn, N17ST, October 1972. Modified to L-100-30, August 1973. To Trans International Airlines, December 1976, to Transamerica, October 1979, crashed 50 kilometers south of Dundo, Angola
27 Aug 1992
USN C-130F BuNo #149794, c/n 3661, delivered March 1963. Assigned to VRC-50, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as of July 1992. Damaged by Typhoon Omar, Guam
Quote of the Day
You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.
-- Paul F. Crickmore
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 "Sparky"

An airman got hit by the ground current of a lightning bolt while watching a storm near Cold Lake AFB. He *still* goes outside to watch storms.
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