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.
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
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.
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.