C-130 Hercules News
National Guard C-130Hs to be grounded by 2020?
Military leaders in Wyoming and elsewhere are calling on Congress to modernize the Air National Guard's C-130H fleet or risk grounding the planes.
ASL Aviation Group signs letter of intent to procure Lockheed Martin LM-100J Freighters
ASL Aviation Group signed a Letter of Intent with Lockheed Martin to order up to 10 LM-100J commercial freighters during a ceremony at the Farnborough Airshow on July 16.
VMGR-152 SUMOs begin transfer to MCAS Iwakuni
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 marked the beginning of its transfer to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni during a ceremony July 15 at MCAS Futenma.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 2, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 77
write-off: 331
preserved: 54
stored: 349
instructional: 186
on order: 57
active: 1456
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 91
Fleet drop: 16
Today in C-130 history
Quote of the Day
Believe your instruments.
-- Unknown
C-130 Hall of Fame
Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
USNAVY #149798
Used for carrier suitability trials on the USS Forrestal making 29 touch and goes, and 21 landings and unassisted takeoffs just off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft was being studied for use as a Carrier Onboard Delivery transport. The refueling pods were removed from the aircraft for the tests. This C-130 made history as the largest aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier but never became operational.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "FUMBA"

F**k You My Brother Aviators. New guy gets piss drunk at the pilot meeting prior to his naming and starts going off on all of his instructors. Telling them how they suck and are worthless compared to him (brand new out of the school house punk). The rest is history...almost. He changed his own name to Strafe at his next assignment, because, well, he's a douche.
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