C-130 Hercules News
Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Program achieves another milestone
Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter program recently marked yet another successful achievement with the first flight of the second production LM-100J aircraft on October 11.
Yokota says farewell to the C-130H
After 43 years Team Yokota observed a historical milestone as the base sent off the last two active-duty C-130H Hercules in the Air Force.
Puerto Rico ANG makes every C-130 mission count with hurricane airlift relief
When C-130H tail number 65-0966 landed at its home base on Oct. 18, a half-dozen Airmen quickly moved to the aircraft to unload more than 23,000 pounds of water, food supplies and tarps. It was just the latest mission in a 52-year career for this venerable Hercules aircraft.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 19, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 339
preserved: 70
stored: 477
instructional: 153
on order: 17
active: 1337
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 48
Fleet drop: 72
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Today in C-130 history
19 Oct 1968
C-130E, #17949 of the Turkish Air Force) crashed into mountain on approach to Akhisar AB, Manisa, Turkey. Seven crew killed.
Quote of the Day
It was 1977 and we were on an old DC8 Air Ceylon coming in to Colombo, Ceylon from Bangkok. The landing approach was pretty bumpy, but the biggest bump was saved for when we hit the tarmac - a massive shudder and shake - at least I hoped it was the runway.. We were soon however airborne again and climbing steeply when a voice with a heavy Indian accent came over the PA as follows: I am sorry about the landing ladies and gentlemen, the pilot will now take over.
-- Tim Stuart
C-130 Hall of Fame
First LM-100J built
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LM-100J
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 of the day

Callsign "Bubbles"

New guy was RTB after training. Flying low over the beach when "suddenly" his canopy blew off flying into the water.
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