C-130 Hercules News
Rockwell Collins awarded a $30M upgrade kits contract for Pakistani C-130s
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a $30,727,886 contract for work on the Pakistani Air Force fleet of C-130 aircraft.
Citizen Airmen share aerial spray know-how
Citizen Airmen from the Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing’s highly-specialized aerial spray unit facilitated the Department of Defense's (DoD) Aerial Spray Certification Course at the Lee County Mosquito Control District Training Center on January 11-14, 2016.
The Ghost over the highway: Reservists renew bond with Desert Storm AC-130A gunship
More than 20 years after two Air Force Reserve Command leaders flew into combat together over the "Highway of Death" in Iraq, they were reunited with the aircraft that took them on the mission.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Feb 8, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 80
write-off: 332
preserved: 57
stored: 392
instructional: 189
on order: 18
active: 1439
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 9
Fleet drop: 24
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Today in C-130 history
8 Feb 1990
Unidentified C-130H of the Sudanese Air Force shot down, all on board killed.
Quote of the Day
A peak under the hood is worth a hundred hours of dual.
-- CFII, during a practice instrument approach
C-130 Hall of Fame
Last Operational USAF C-130A
USAF #55-022
NC-130A
Last operational flight of a USAF C-130A was on October 3, 2003 at Eglin AFB, Florida.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Audrey"

I was the Superintendent of the F-15 Alert at Osan AB, SKorea. One of the Rodan pilots, and fellow Macintosh enthusiast, was a Captain Meadows. Hence, Audrey.
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