C-130 Hercules News
Filipina C-130 pilot in command in trans-Pacific flight
The newly turned over C-130 cargo plane to the Philippine Air Force was flown to the country from the United States with a female pilot-in-command, a first time in the history of the Philippine military.
C-130s fly first mission into renovated airfield in Iraq
The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, October 21, 2016, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.
New York ANG, aircraft begin annual migration to South Pole
Airmen and ski-equipped aircraft from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing have started their annual journey to Antarctica.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Dec 6, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 81
write-off: 337
preserved: 61
stored: 434
instructional: 187
on order: 11
active: 1402
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 14
Fleet drop: 67
Today in C-130 history
6 Dec 2005
C-130E #5-8319 of the IRIAF crashed into a ten-floor apartment building, home to a number of air force personnel, in a residential area of Tehran, Iran. The aircraft was carrying 84 passengers (68 of whom were journalists due to watch military exercises off the country's south coast) and 10 crew members. In all, 116 people died.
Quote of the Day
Live thy life as it were spoil and pluck the joys that fly.
-- Martial, 'Epigrams,' A.D. 86.
C-130 Hall of Fame
AC-130 Prototype
USAF #54-626
Prototype for the AC-130A but the 'AC' part was never designated. Modifications were done at Wright-Patterson AFB by Aeronautical Systems Division during March and April of 1967. Testing was then done in mid 1967 at Eglin AFB, Florida. Starting September 21, 1967 the aircraft did a 3 month combat deployment to test the aircrafts capability in a real combat environment and operated out of Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam. Often carried tail number 0-41626.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "NOTD"

Every person in the squad gave this guy a different nickname, so we all just decided to call him "Knotty" short for "Name of the Day"
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