C-130 Hercules News
Lockheed Martin awarded $969M contract for new build C-130Js
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corporation has been awarded a $969M contract from the US Department of Defence on Tuesday for seventeen C-130J Hercules over a multi-year production.
C-130J sales to France
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to France for C-130J aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $650 million.
AC-130J accident report released
Air Force Materiel Command released an Accident Investigation Board report for the mishap involving an AC-130J Ghostrider that occurred on April 21, 2015.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Nov 27, 2015
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 80
write-off: 332
preserved: 57
stored: 391
instructional: 191
on order: 25
active: 1431
Changes '14/'15:
Fleet adds: 21
Fleet drop: 48
Today in C-130 history
27 Nov 1989
L-100 c/n #4129, delivered to ZAC-Alexander, registered 9J-RBW, April 1966, sold to Maple Leaf Leasing, 1969, leased to Pacific Western Airlines, line number 383, March 1969, damaged Eureka, Northwest Territory, August 1969, rebuilt as L-100-20, December 1969. Leased to Alaska International Air, (earlier Interior Airways, later Markair), December 1969. Sold to Pacific Western Airlines, registered CF-PWN, 1977, then sold to St. Lucia Airways, registered J6-SLO, May 1985, named 'Juicy Lucy', after a rock and roll band, 1969
Quote of the Day
Science, Freedom, Beauty, Adventure... aviation offers it all.
-- Charles Lindberg
C-130 Hall of Fame
Test aircraft for US Army C-130C.
USAF #80712
Modified for trails for boundary layer control for the US Army to be C-130C with Short takeoff and landing capability. First flight was on February 8, 2014. Was fitted with a boundary layer air control system that consisted of a wider rudder, single-hinged flaps instead of the standard Fowler flaps, and two Allison YT56-A-6 jet engines under the outer wings. Bleed air from the jets was blown over the flaps and rudder to enhance lift and controllability. Flown for twenty-three hours before the Army lost interest.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Mace"

Individual goes to take a shot of listerine mouth spray and she misses her mouth, gets "it" in the eye and was temporarily blinded and had to go to the flight doc... hence she maced herself.
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