C-130 Hercules News
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.
179th Airlift Wing conducts "Flying Legacy" tribute ceremony
The 164th Airlift Squadron conducted a ceremonial final formation flight of two C-130H Hercules as part of their "Flying Legacy" tribute ceremony, on April 23, 2022, held at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base, in Ohio.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - May 22, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 84
stored: 535
instructional: 154
on order: 6
active: 1324
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 29
Fleet drop: 57
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Today in C-130 history
22 May 1968
C-130A #56-0477, c/n 3085, of the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron, shot down over Laos, during Blind Bat flare operation. First Hercules lost in/over Laos.
22 May 1972
C-130E #62-1854, c/n 3818, of E flight, 21st Tactical Airlift Squadron, destroyed by rocket on ground at Kon Tum, South Vietnam.
Quote of the Day
Fly with the head and not with the muscles. That is the way to long life for a fighter pilot. The fighter pilot who is all muscle and no head will never live long enough for a pension.
-- Colonel Willie Bats, GAF
237 Victories, WW-II
C-130 Hall of Fame
First public display of a C-130 in Europe.
USAF #55-036
C-130A
First public display of a C-130 in Europe at Le Bourget, Paris for the first public appearance of the Hercules in Europe on May 28, 1957.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "PEZ"

My initials are P.E.S. n some genius must've stayed up all night to come up with that one.
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