C-130 Hercules News
C-130J crashes in Afghanistan
US Defence officials have said a C-130J belonging to the USAF has crashed near Jalalabad in the east of Afghanistan in the early hours of Friday morning, local time.
First AC-130U Spooky retires
The first AC-130U Spooky gunship to retire from the active fleet flew from its home following a small ceremony September 21st.
'The Rock' Airmen complete successful deployment
Airmen and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, completed a successful deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission, and now begin their journey home to the Natural State.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 4, 2015
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 80
write-off: 331
preserved: 57
stored: 390
instructional: 191
on order: 27
active: 1431
Changes '14/'15:
Fleet adds: 19
Fleet drop: 45
Today in C-130 history
4 Oct 1986
L-100-30 c/n #4391, delivered June 1971 to Saturn Airways, N15ST, named 'Barney', coded 'G'. Sold to TIA, December 1976. Leased to Saudia, March 1978. To Transamerica, October 1979, leased to Heavylift, Stansted, Great Britain, July 1984. Leased to Southern Air Transport (SAT), July 1986. Crashed into hangar during night take-off from Kelly Air Force Base, Texas
Quote of the Day
My soul is in the sky.
-- William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Act V. Scene I.
C-130 Hall of Fame
Early air refuelling testing
USMC #55-046
On loan from the USAF to the USMC for testing air refuelling with the C-130 in 1957 and 1958.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Pyro"

Forgot to "Fence Out" on LAO at Osan. Pickled off a few flares in the closed pull up and started a fire on the field!
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