C-130 Hercules News
Indonesian C-130 crashes in Medan, over 100 killed
An Indonesian Air Force C-130 reported to be #A-1310 crashed in a residential neighborhood of the city of Medan in North Sumatra. Updated reports indicate 100 plus people have been killed.
Fourth C-130 touches down in Kabul
A C-130 Hercules touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 20, bringing expanded flight capabilities to the Afghan Air Force.
Air commandos complete Teak Mint 15-1
Members from the 353rd Special Operations Group along with members from the 36th Airlift Squadron conducted multinational and bilateral training during Joint Chief of Staff Exercise Teak Mint 15-1 in Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan, Malaysia, May 26 through June 13.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jul 6, 2015
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 80
write-off: 331
preserved: 56
stored: 384
instructional: 189
on order: 35
active: 1432
Changes '14/'15:
Fleet adds: 17
Fleet drop: 40
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High sprits they had: gravity they flouted.
-- Cecil Day Lewis
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Test aircraft for US Army C-130C.
USAF #80712
Modified for trails for boundary layer control for the US Army to be C-130C with Short takeoff and landing capability. First flight was on February 8, 2014. Was fitted with a boundary layer air control system that consisted of a wider rudder, single-hinged flaps instead of the standard Fowler flaps, and two Allison YT56-A-6 jet engines under the outer wings. Bleed air from the jets was blown over the flaps and rudder to enhance lift and controllability. Flown for twenty-three hours before the Army lost interest.
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When I was an airline captain (my last name is Morgan), my coworkers called me "Spice," a reference to Captain Morgan Spiced Rum.
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