C-130 Hercules News
C-130 firefighting aircraft crashes in Australia
An EC-130 firefighting aircraft from Coulson Aviation has crashed in the Monaro Area in Australian state of New South Wales while combating forest fires, killing three crew members.
Lockheed Martin To Deliver 50 C-130Js to U.S. Government via Multiyear III Award
Lockheed Martin will deliver 50 C-130J Super Hercules to the U.S. government through a C-130J Multiyear III award, which was finalized by the U.S. government on Dec. 27, 2019.
SAAF C-130BZ crash lands at Goma Airport
A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ crash landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Thursday 9th January.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 26, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 161
write-off: 349
preserved: 77
stored: 503
instructional: 150
on order: 9
active: 1320
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 11
Fleet drop: 20
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Fly with the eagles,... or scratch with the chickens.
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First LM-100J built
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First Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight on May 25th
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Callsign "Iron Man"

His real name was Ed, and he was slightly overweight (to be nice). We would often refer to him as "Fat Ed" but never in front of him. Someone stated that FE was the chemical symbol for Iron. So Iron Man was evolved. All the while meaning Fat Ed. He thought it was because of the Iron Man watch he wore, and was proud of the name.
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