C-130 Hercules News
'High Rollers' go all in for busy MAFFS activation
Wildland firefighters rarely find themselves out of the woods.
Hunters fly Hurricanes Florence, Olivia
The Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is flying missions into Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean and Hurricane Olivia over the Pacific Ocean this week.
Brazilian C-130 makes belly landing at Anápolis
A Brazilian Air Force (BAP) C-130H #2474 made an emergency belly landing at Air Wing 2 base in Anápolis with 45 crew and passengers on board.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 26, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 154
write-off: 343
preserved: 71
stored: 491
instructional: 150
on order: 13
active: 1331
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 25
Fleet drop: 63
Today in C-130 history
26 Sep 1992
C-130H #911 of the Nigerian Air Force crashed three minutes after take-off from Lagos, Nigeria, three engines failed, high take-off weight. All 158 people on board were killed, including eight foreign nationals.
Quote of the Day
The secret to my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day.
-- Gen. Chuck Yeager
C-130 Hall of Fame
Civilian #N1130E
Prototype for the L100 series had first flight April 20, 1964. The L100 is the civilian versions of the C-130. Another amazing fact was that the first flight was 25 hours long.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Captain"

F-16 Driver in Japan - real name was James Kirk
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