C-130 Hercules News
Flight Engineer passes rare milestone
Working at 20,000 feet in a C-130 Hercules has been one Airman's passion for more than three decades of his 38-year career.
PRANG WC-130 crash investigation results released
Air Mobility Command released the results of its investigation into the WC-130H Hercules crash near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah, Georgia, May 2, that killed all nine Airmen on board.
Pakistani C-130 crash lands after training flight
A Pakistani Air Force C-130 (believed to be #4180) crash landed at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi on Friday.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Nov 15, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 154
write-off: 344
preserved: 71
stored: 492
instructional: 150
on order: 11
active: 1332
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 25
Fleet drop: 65
Today in C-130 history
15 Nov 1967
C-130E #62-1865, c/n 3829, of the 776th Tactical Airlift Squadron, destroyed in rocket attack at
15 Nov 1967
C-130E #63-7827, c/n 3904, of the 776th Tactical Airlift Squadron, destroyed in rocket attack at
Quote of the Day
I am not a good shot. Few of us are. To make up for this I hold my fire until I have a shot of less than 20Ò deflection and until I'm within 300 yards. Good discipline on this score can make up for a great deal.
-- Lt. Colonel John C. Meyer, USAAF
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 "Mikey"

Capt Mike Crandall. From the cereal commercial: "Mikey will do/eat anything". Referred to his willingness to help out his squadron mates or maybe something deeper he didn't want to get into.
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