C-130 Hercules News
Nandi Zama becomes first black South African woman to qualify to fly the C-130
When she joined the military straight from high school‚ Nandi Zama never thought she would make history by flying South African Air Force planes.
Yokota C-130J completes first training sortie
This flight allowed the crew to familiarize themselves with the newest C-130 model. The pilots completed approach, landing and en route procedures training; while also familiarizing themselves with the airspace.
403rd Wing participates in Green Flag deployment exercise
The 403rd Wing successfully completed the Green Flag Little Rock 17-05 exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, March 10-22. It was the largest Green Flag exercise to date, and the first time an Air Force Reserve unit has led such an event.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Mar 28, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 337
preserved: 69
stored: 453
instructional: 151
on order: 9
active: 1357
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 31
Fleet drop: 42
Today in C-130 history
28 Mar 1972
AC-130A #55-0044, c/n 3071, of the 16th Special Operations Squadron, named 'Prometheus', shot down by SA-2 Guideline SAM, southeast of Sepone, Laos.
Quote of the Day
Use not only all the brains you have, but all you can borrow. In other words, don't ignore your copilot!
-- Unknown
C-130 Hall of Fame
First C-130 Prototype
USAF #53-396
First C-130 prototype. Constructed at Burbank California. First flight was on August 23rd, 1954.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "MOTO"

Master Of The Obvious. Every squad/pilot group has one of these jack'azzez
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