C-130 Hercules News
Civilian Herk crash Lands
Small pieces of wreckage from a C-130 crash is all over a Santa Barbara runway in California. Fortunately everyone got out safely.
Building camaraderie at every altitude
Dozens of figures dot the sky, swifty descending into the golden Romanian fields as the aircraft that deployed them circles above, preparing for another airdrop in support of Carpathian Summer 19.
C-130H2 upgraded models arrive at 179th AW
The 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, is welcoming three C-130H2 models to their current C-130H fleet, the first two arrived on July 19 and the third on August 8, 2019.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 21, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 162
write-off: 346
preserved: 74
stored: 504
instructional: 149
on order: 10
active: 1321
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 49
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Today in C-130 history
21 Sep 1981
C-130H #74-1672, c/n 4623, of the 463d Tactical Airlift Wing, crashed 1,600 meters short of runway during night landing on desert airstrip near Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nevada.
Quote of the Day
The secret to my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day.
-- Gen. Chuck Yeager
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Early air refuelling testing
USMC #55-046
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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 "Dino"

An NFO from EA-6 days, this young lady had a habit of talking really, really fast and in a high pitched voice whenever she got even a little excited. The resulting sounds were just like the noise made by the Flintstone's dog, Dino.
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