C-130 Hercules News
317th ISO: keeping the C-130s ready
A car requires regular tune-ups and inspections to ensure that the vehicle is running correctly. The C-130J Super Hercules follow a similar cycle, requiring regular inspection and maintenance so that they don't have issues during a mission.
New Antarctica service puts Lynden on all continents
"Antarctica was the final continent on our checklist," says Lynden Air Cargo President Rick Zerkel. "Now we can cross it off." Lynden Air Cargo has joined a short list of operators that serve all seven continents by starting a new project in support of an Italian Antarctic Expedition team doing research on the icy land mass.
DynCorp International awarded USCG contract
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center, Long Range Surveillance Product Line Division, awarded DynCorp International (DI) the Progressive Structural Inspection and Depot Level Maintenance contract for C-130H and C-130J aircraft.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Feb 16, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 160
write-off: 345
preserved: 71
stored: 499
instructional: 148
on order: 11
active: 1329
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 1
Fleet drop: 32
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Today in C-130 history
16 Feb 2012
The 250th C-130J is delivered. USAF aircraft number #08-5684 was delivered to Dyess AFB, Texas.
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Quote of the Day
Every one already knows the definition of a 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. But very few know the definition of a 'great landing.' It's one after which you can use the airplane another time.
-- Unknown
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 "Mama"

First name Joe. It has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
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