Photos from London Air Show Programs in Canada 1989-1991

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Unread post07 Jul 2015, 05:54

KC-130T from London Air Show.jpg
HC-130H from London Air Show.jpg
LC-130R Hercules from 1992 London Air sHOW.jpg
C-130H from 1989 London Air Show.jpg
CC-130NT from 1989 London Air Show.jpg
EC-130E from 1988 London Air Show.jpg
Found these pics in programs from the 1988 & 1989 & 1991 London AIR Show in Canada.
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Unread post07 Jul 2015, 14:08

I remember one year the Belgian C-130 came, dropped the cargo door and started selling beer from a portable bar! I bought some and a glass that came with it. Any one else get one?

I sure do miss that London Airshow. Tom Walsh used to try and put on an aviation lovers show every year. All those anniversary's etc. Airshow organizers could learn from what he did. Things that they did well, they looked after the planes and crew well. I know crews would just show up without invites because of how well they were treated in the past. They roped off the aircraft so they were kept safe which I liked for photography and much more. Too bad they got the fly-in days towards the end when the show was on decline. The other mistake they made near the end was that only half the aircraft would show up that they invited. Mostly because of combat or combat preparation commitments that at the time were exhausting crews. That's common for shows at that time, but they should have learned and invited far more aircraft to come knowing half would only show up.

Thanks for posting those.
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Unread post07 Jul 2015, 14:53

Here is a photo of an RAF Herk I took at one of the shows. I'll have to upload more (something I've been meaning to do, but waiting to get my slide scanner).


RAF C-130 #XV306 of LTW at London Ontario on June 9, 1997. [photo by Jon Somerville]
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Unread post08 Jul 2015, 01:05

I corresponded with Tom a few years ago. He is/was involved with the big air show at Willow Run Airport in Michigan every year. I also told him how much I enjoyed the shows at London every year. My favorite was the 1988 show which was the 30th Anniversary of the Phantom. If I remember right there were over 40 Phantoms on display............it was just awesome. Great guy!
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Unread post08 Jul 2015, 02:37

I went to Willow Run a few years ago and was surprised how good that show was. Now that makes sense.
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Unread post09 Mar 2016, 05:49

USMC Tanker shown is LAC 4712 a KC-130R2 BUNO 160240 . I remember it from flying the FCF at the contract depot.
The "ski-Bird" is also an old friend , flew the FCF at the Depot . LAC 4731 LC-130R BUNO 160741. Every time I see a Plane in this forum I check my logbook to see if it is one of my " children ".
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Unread post15 Mar 2016, 16:32

Here are some more photos from London Airshow. Finally got a chance to scan them:


LC-130F #148321 of VXE-6 'Puckered Penguins' based at Point Mugu, California and photographed in 1996 at London, Ontario on a foggy day. [photo by Jon Somerville]


USAF C-130H #74-1691 of the 39th Airlift Squadron 'Trail Blazers' from Dyess AFB, Texas. One of two C-130 support aircraft from the USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team visiting London, Ontario in June of 1996. [Photo by Jonathan Somerville]


USAF C-130H #74-2072 of the 40th Airlift Squadron 'Screaming Eagles' from Dyess AFB, Texas being one of the two support aircraft for the USAF Thunderbirds for the June 1996 London Air Show. [Photo by Jonathan Somerville]


USAF C-130H AFRes #88-4405 of the 95th Airlift Squadron from Wisconsin at London Air Show in June 1996. [Photo by Jonathan Somerville]


USAF C-130H #88-4405 of the 95th Airlift Squadron on arrival at London Air Show in June 1996. [Photo by Jonathan Somerville]
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Unread post18 Mar 2016, 01:02

Found another one from the 1986 show.
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Unread post20 Mar 2016, 22:57

The HC -130H-7 is an unusual designator. It is an "H" model with -7 engines. When the USCG phased out all their "B" & "E" models they were left with a supply of low time T-56A-7 engines. Since the -7 engine mounts to the same truss mounts as the -15's, they shipped their -7's to Lockheed at Marietta Ga and had -7 ' mounted onto their new "H" airframes.This configuration lasted until all the -7 times had been run out , then they were equipped with T56A-15 engines. Pretty smart economic move. Of course they did this on a per ship basis so there were no mixed engine airplanes.

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