C-130 Hercules News
RAAF First Block 8.1 C-130J Modification
The first Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules to be upgraded to Block 8.1 standard hardware and software has arrived home at RAAF Base Richmond.
USAF Transfers Three C-130H's to Royal Jordanian Air Force
Today the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), U.S. Air Force (USAF), and the U.S. Embassy in Jordan celebrated the transfer of three C-130 transport aircraft from USAF to RJAF.
Niger receives second U.S. C-130 to support enduring Sahel operations
Niger received the second of the three scheduled C-130 aircraft deliveries by the U.S. since January 2021 and has employed the mobility platform for various humanitarian assistance operations and United Nations troop and vehicle movements.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jan 22, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 84
stored: 531
instructional: 155
on order: 8
active: 1318
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 25
Fleet drop: 52
Today in C-130 history
22 Jan 1985
A USAF C-130A #56-0501, c/n 3109, of the 95th Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed in the sea during visual approach to Trujillo airport, Honduras.
Quote of the Day
It was quite a day. I don't know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets... This is a little unusual, I think...
-- John Glen, in 'American Chronicle,' Lois and Alan Gordon, 1962
C-130 Hall of Fame
Early air refuelling testing
USMC #55-046
On loan from the USAF to the USMC for testing air refuelling with the C-130 in 1957 and 1958.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "BigDaddy"

Senior member of the squad, always keeping track of the younger members. (Father Figure)
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