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 - Jun 30, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 84
stored: 534
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
30 Jun 2003
Algerian Air Force C-130H #7T-WHQ crashed shortly after takeoff from Boufarik Airport, after an engine caught fire. The Hercules crashed into the Beni Mered district on the outskirts of Blida, destroying at least four houses. All five crew and ten people on the ground were killed.
Quote of the Day
Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.
-- Instruction manual
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Last Operational USAF C-130A
USAF #55-022
NC-130A
Last operational flight of a USAF C-130A was on October 3, 2003 at Eglin AFB, Florida.
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Callsign "Wrong Way"

Kiernan "Wrongway" Butz. Landing (as directed) on runway 29 while another aircraft was on short final for opposing runway 11. I landed safely, but the other pilot had to make a go-around. In my defense, I'd been advised by ATC that 29 was the active . . . but the name regrettably stuck!
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