C-130 Hercules News
CAE links RAAF C-130J sim and crew trainer
CAE announced it has recently demonstrated the networking and interoperability of C-130J training systems located at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Richmond.
C-130 celebrates 60 years of air superiority
The C-130 community at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, celebrated a significant milestone Aug. 23 when the historic aircraft marked 60 years of aerial superiority and dedicated service.
C-130 Hercules still going strong at 60
August 23 marked the 60th anniversary of the C-130 Hercules' first flight in 1954, from Burbank, Calif., to Edwards AFB.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 29, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 78
write-off: 331
preserved: 55
stored: 355
instructional: 187
on order: 54
active: 1450
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 91
Fleet drop: 23
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Today in C-130 history
Quote of the Day
The Yo-Yo is very difficult to explain. It was first perfected by the well-known Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He also found it difficult to explain, being quite devoid of English.
-- Squadron Leader K.G. Holland, RAF
Fighter Pilot
C-130 Hall of Fame
Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
USNAVY #149798
KC-130F
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 "Weed"

LTjg at NAS Lemoore on nite quals lost NGS and drove it off the active into the "Weeds". Maint Warant call from a sound sleep to scene @ 0400 hrs his comment "What the H*** have you done "Weed". All of the other "O's" standing around looking thought it was a great call sign. Years later I ran across him as an O-5 he still was using it.
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