C-130 Hercules News
Super Herculean Accomplishment: Global C-130J fleet surpasses 2 Million flight hours
Lockheed Martin announced today the global community of C-130J Super Hercules operators recently surpassed 2 million flight hours. These hours were logged beginning with the C-130J's first flight on April 5, 1996, through the end of July 2019.
J-model’s first big step
When Australia announced its purchase of the C-130J Hercules in December 1995, few could imagine the challenges that would be faced bringing the aircraft into service.
Armée de l'Air Receives First KC-130J Super Hercules Aerial Refueler
Lockheed Martin delivered the first of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to representatives from France’s Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport Wing at Orléans-Bricy Air Base on September 19th.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 18, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 161
write-off: 346
preserved: 75
stored: 505
instructional: 149
on order: 10
active: 1320
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 8
Fleet drop: 53
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Quote of the Day
Courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights, where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings...
-- Amelia Earhart
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First C-130 Prototype
USAF #53-396
YC-130A
First C-130 prototype. Constructed at Burbank California. First flight was on August 23rd, 1954.
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Callsign "Pid"

Guy's name was Stuart, as in Stu. Was known, on certain appropriate occasions where adult beverages were available, to perform down to certain acceptable standards.
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