C-130 Hercules News
RAF to retire remaining C-130 fleet by 2023
The Royal Air Force is to phase on the remaining C-130J transport fleet by 2023 according to the MoD in a defence paper released March 22nd, 2021.
133rd AW celebrates Golden Jubilee of the C-130
Sunday marks the 50-year anniversary of the C-130A Hercules flying mission at the Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minn. The Wing’s first mission flight was “wheels up” on Feb. 21, 1971.
Hard landing caused $21 million in damage to Ramstein cargo plane, Air Force finds
Pilot error caused $21 million in damage to an Air Force cargo plane that landed hard during a training flight at Ramstein Air Base in April, the service said following the release of an accident investigation board’s findings.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Apr 15, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 162
write-off: 350
preserved: 79
stored: 526
instructional: 154
on order: 6
active: 1311
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 37
Today in C-130 history
15 Apr 1978
C-130E #63-7787, c/n 3854, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, got into fin stall, crashed near Barstow, California.
15 Apr 1966
CC-130E #10304 of the Royal Canadian Air Force crash landed in a field after losing a forward cargo door inflight, resulting in structural damage due to explosive decompression.
Quote of the Day
Live thy life as it were spoil and pluck the joys that fly.
-- Martial, 'Epigrams,' A.D. 86.
C-130 Hall of Fame
Civilian #N1130E
Prototype for the L100 series had first flight April 20, 1964. The L100 is the civilian versions of the C-130. Another amazing fact was that the first flight was 25 hours long.
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Callsign "Kujo"

In the early 80s, women in the USAF / ANG weren't allowed to do a lot of the things our male counterparts could do. I was F4 crew (later F15 crew), and I was known not only for my love of dogs, but also for my rather aggressive (and kind of b*tchy) pursuit of changes to the policies that restricted women from some of these specialties and so on. My pilot, who'd just seen a movie based on a particular Stephen King novel, called me that one morning, and it stuck forever -- helped by the fact that my surname is Kuda.
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