C-130 Hercules News
Norway receives first C-130J-30 with Block 8.1 Upgrade
Lockheed Martin delivered the first of four C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters with the Block 8.1 upgrade to the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), delivering advanced capabilities and increased Super Hercules interoperability in the Nordic region and across Europe.
934th Airlift Wing makes history with an all-female aircrew
For the first time since the 934 AW’s inception in 1963, one of its aircraft was piloted and operated by a team of all-female pilots and aircrew.
139th Airlift Wing executes 41-hour sortie
The 139th Airlift Wing has set a new milestone by pushing the boundaries of the C-130H Hercules aircraft. From Feb. 13 - 15, multiple aircrews flew a mission in which the aircraft's cumulative flight time was 41.5 hours with the engines running continuously for 45 hours.
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C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Feb 26, 2024
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 180
write-off: 351
preserved: 89
stored: 576
instructional: 155
on order: 2
active: 1306
Changes '23/'24:
Fleet adds: 11
Fleet drop: 34
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Today in C-130 history
26 Feb 1981
MC-130E-Y #64-0564, c/n 4074, of the 1st Special Operations Squadron, crashed in sea near Tabones Island, Philippines during low-level turn.
26 Feb 1996
Unidentified C-130 of the Sudanese Air Force crashed near Jabal Awliya, killing 91.

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Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
USNavy #149798
Used for carrier suitability trials on the USS Forrestal making 29 touch and goes, and 21 landings and unassisted takeoffs just off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft was being studied for use as a Carrier Onboard Delivery transport. The refueling pods were removed from the aircraft for the tests. This C-130 made history as the largest aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier but never became operational.
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Callsign "Red October"

An avid reader of anything Tom Clancy, this guy spoke fluent Russian and his favorite book was Red October. Of course, he was also spotted pulling a "Red October" on a trip to Malaysia (Urban Dictionary, folks!)
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