C-130 Hercules News
Upgraded C-130 arrives for testing
The first to cut through an unusual afternoon fog was the sound that seemed like a swarm of millions of insects angrily buzzing in unison. Then, the nose of a C-130 popped through that dense whiteness followed by 32 spinning blades creating the ominous sound.
France's Armée de l'Air Welcomes First C-130J
Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country's first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base on January 15th.
First Joint Training in AMATS Course for 192nd Airlift Squadron
Marines with the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, N.C., the oldest continually active squadron in the Marine Corps, along with their J-model C-130 arrived here in Reno on Wednesday, January 10th.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 23, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 153
write-off: 339
preserved: 70
stored: 484
instructional: 153
on order: 15
active: 1332
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 22
Fleet drop: 44
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Today in C-130 history
23 Jan 1979
C-130H #MM62000 of the Italian Air Force (46 Aerobrigata) jumped chocks during engine run-up, hit tree, written-off.
Quote of the Day
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
C-130 Hall of Fame
Last Operational USAF C-130A
USAF #55-022
NC-130A
Last operational flight of a USAF C-130A was on October 3, 2003 at Eglin AFB, Florida.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Huggies "

Was given this callsign due to the spelling of my last name when called out in two syllables ~ Hug He's (Hughes)
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