C-130 Hercules News
Formation flight over Sydney marks 800,000 Flying Hours for RAAF C-130s
A formation of three C-130J Hercules transport aircraft took to the skies over Sydney on Wednesday, 10 September to celebrate 800,000 flying hours by the Royal Australian Air Force Hercules fleet.
CAE links RAAF C-130J sim and crew trainer
CAE announced it has recently demonstrated the networking and interoperability of C-130J training systems located at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Richmond.
C-130 celebrates 60 years of air superiority
The C-130 community at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, celebrated a significant milestone Aug. 23 when the historic aircraft marked 60 years of aerial superiority and dedicated service.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 18, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 78
write-off: 330
preserved: 55
stored: 354
instructional: 188
on order: 50
active: 1453
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 91
Fleet drop: 23
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Today in C-130 history
18 Sep 1965
C-130A #55-0038, c/n 3065, of the 35th Troop Carrier Squadron, crashed when it struck water before landing at Qui Nhon, South Vietnam.
Quote of the Day
A good simulator check ride is like successful surgery on a cadaver.
-- Unknown
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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 of the day

Callsign "RIP-CORD"

As I was free-falling in a skydive training complementation for my pilot training, had a nasty malfunction and spend too much time trying to disconnect my main parachute and then pull the ripcord of my reserve. After landing, one of the guys told me beside him was the skydiving instructor standing watching me fall like a stone to earth, and he in a low voice said PULL THE FKN RIPCORD OR RIP, PULL THE FKN RIPCORD OR RIP.... so my friend asked him what RIP standed for... and he said... PULL THE FKN RIPCORD OR REST IN PEACE...
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