C-130 Hercules News
Yokota receives last C-130H loadmaster
The 374th Airlift Wing is the last active duty wing in the Air Force to operate the reliable and versatile work horse of airlift: the C-130 Hercules. Recently, the 374 AW received the U.S. Air Force’s last active duty loadmaster trained on the C-130H.
Elibit Systems upgrades IAF C-130H systems
A successful first flight test was recently completed for the C-130H (Hercules) transport aircraft upgraded by Elbit Systems for the Israeli Air Force (IAF), under an agreement signed with the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
Bravo Industries announces purchase of 10 LM-100J Freighters
Bravo Industries, LLC, announced that it will purchase 10 LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin on July 12, 2016 at the Farnborough International airshow.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jul 26, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 81
write-off: 337
preserved: 61
stored: 422
instructional: 188
on order: 13
active: 1411
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 14
Fleet drop: 54
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Today in C-130 history
26 Jul 2000
HC-130H 348 of the Royal Jordanian Air Force crashed after take-off from al-Mafraq air base, 50 kilometers N of Amman, Jordan.
26 Jul 1975
C-130A #57-0454, c/n 3161, of the 63rd Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed north of Imlay City, Michigan
26 Jul 2011
C-130H #CNA-OQ of the Royal Moroccan Air Force crashed in southern Morocco, in a mountainous area near the city of Guelmim with 78 fatalities.
Quote of the Day
We wanted a man of the caliber of Boelcke or Mannock or MÌlders or Malan to explain the unknown and to clear our confused and apprehensive minds; but on this occasion the right senior officer was not present.
-- Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnnie Johnson, RAF
Leading RAF Ace in Europe, WW-II
38 Victories
C-130 Hall of Fame
First C-130 Prototype
USAF #53-396
YC-130A
First C-130 prototype. Constructed at Burbank California. First flight was on August 23, 1954.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Salad"

First name Cesar
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