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 14, 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
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There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, BUT THERE ARE NO OLD, BOLD PILOTS.
-- Harry J. Task, Maj. USAF (ret.)
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Max lift record
USAF #65-979
DC-130H
Operated at Edwards AFB, California for DC-130 tests. During it's time there it had a lift record with a metalic finish. Max external stores 40,000 lb
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