C-130 Hercules News
193rd Special Operations Wing preps for mission conversion
The 193rd Special Operations Wing is undergoing a substantial transformation of its primary mission. The wing is transitioning from its legacy EC-130J Commando Solo aircraft to the MC-130J Commando II.
133rd AW welcomes the first eight-bladed propeller C-130
The 133rd Airlift Wing received their first C-130 Hercules with an updated eight-bladed propeller on May 11, 2022.
Marshall Aerospace further expands its global C-130 customer base with Indian Air Force
Marshall Aerospace has underlined its credentials as the world's leading Lockheed Martin-approved C-130 Heavy Maintenance Centre for C-130J aircraft by securing a contract with Lockheed Martin to carry out the 12-year maintenance inspections on the Indian Air Force's fleet of C-130J Super Hercules.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 13, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 84
stored: 531
instructional: 155
on order: 6
active: 1325
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 29
Fleet drop: 56
Today in C-130 history
13 Aug 1994
A civilian Lockheed C-130A, #N135FF, former USAF #56-0540, c/n 3148, operating as Tanker 82, crashed in steep mountainous terrain near Pearblossom, California. The aircraft was destroyed, killing the three people on board. The aircraft was owned by Aero Firefighting Service Company, Inc., and was operated by Hemet Valley Flying Service, Inc., on lease to the U.S. Forest Service as a public use aircraft.
13 Aug 2006
L-100-30 7T-BHG of Air Algérie was destroyed when it collided with terrain following a high-rate descent from 24,000 feet in Piacenza, Italy. The pilot, co-pilot, and flight engineer were killed.
Quote of the Day
IFR: I Follow Roads. IFR&R: I follow Roads & Railroads.
-- Unknown
C-130 Hall of Fame
USAF #92-253
Set a record with another AC-130U and establised the longest sustained C-130 flight with a 36hr non-stop 8,000 mile flight from Hulburt Field to Taegu Air Base, South Korea.
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