C-130 Hercules News
USAF selects Coulson Aviation to outfit HC-130H aircraft
The world leader in aerial firefighting technology announced that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to design, manufacture, and install up to seven 3500 US Gallon Aerial Retardant Delivery Systems in HC-130H model aircraft.
Niagara Falls aircraft leave for deployment
May 9, 2016 marked the first time since Desert Storm, more than 25 years ago, that a four-ship fly away of C-130 Hercules aircraft took place at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. It was also the last, as members of the 914th Airlift Wing deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
186th AS C-130H retired by the Montana ANG
Airman of the Montana Air National Guard came together to honor a recent retiree. A C-130 flown by the 186th Airlift Squadron was retired Monday afternoon.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - May 28, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 81
write-off: 333
preserved: 60
stored: 417
instructional: 189
on order: 14
active: 1416
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 10
Fleet drop: 47
Today in C-130 history
28 May 1980
C-130H T.10-1 of the Spanish Air Force (EscuadrĂ³n 311) crashed into mountain in central Gran Canaria.
Quote of the Day
Never come up on guard and ask your wingman Sam to break right.
-- Jim Kelly
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 "P-Dub"

P-Dub = PW = Pee-wee Herman. Apparently I look like Pee-wee when I get a fresh haircut, and my last name is Hermanson.
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