C-130 Hercules News
Ramstein airmen train with French Air Force
Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron participated in a multilateral training event as part of Volfa 15-1, an annual training event led by the French Air Force at Orleans - Bricy Air Base, France, January 21, 2015.
Cope South 15 launches in Bangladesh
U.S. Air Force and Bangladesh air force personnel took to the sky January 24 for the launch of Exercise COPE SOUTH 15, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise at BAF Base Bangabandhu, Bangladesh.
Air Force first for Exercise Red Flag at Nellis
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is preparing to participate in Exercise Red Flag, which commences tomorrow in the United States.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 30, 2015
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 79
write-off: 331
preserved: 55
stored: 371
instructional: 190
on order: 42
active: 1441
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 13
Fleet drop: 21
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Today in C-130 history
30 Jan 2012
2400th C-130 delivered. The aircraft was MC-130J Combat Shadow II 08-6201 assigned to USAF Special Operations Command
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30 Jan 2005
Hercules C.1 #XV179 of the RAF crashed with 10 crew on board when it was hit by an insurgent ZU-23 anti-aircraft artillery gun while en route from Baghdad airport to Balad. A fire triggered by the hit may have induced an explosion in the right hand wing fuel tank. The plane was flying at 50 meters after it had dropped SAS special forces paratroopers.
Quote of the Day
There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.
-- Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
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Airborne Early Warning prototype
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EC-130V
Modified to EC-130V with E-2C radome. Made first flight on July 31, 1991.
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