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C-130J loadmasters help deliver goods in Afghanistan
When mission essential goods need to be delivered to bases around Afghanistan, C-130J Super Hercules loadmasters provide the help needed to ensure cargo is placed in the right hands in support of NATO's Resolute Support mission.
Reserve C-130 units take part in Swift Response
Two Air Force Reserve C-130 wings are providing aircraft, aircrews and support personnel for Exercise Swift Response 15, a multinational training event in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy , Aug. 18 - Sept.12 .
Hurricane Hunters to fly into Tropical Storm Erika from Homestead ARB
The U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are operating out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, flying WC-130J Hurricane Hunters into Tropical Storm Erika in support of the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 4, 2015
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 80
write-off: 331
preserved: 57
stored: 389
instructional: 189
on order: 31
active: 1430
Changes '14/'15:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 42
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Flying is not dangerous; crashing is dangerous.
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Test aircraft for US Army C-130C.
USAF #80712
C-130B
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 "McPHATS"

309th FS said i looked like grimus and i like Big Macs so MCphats it was
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