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 23, 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
23 Jan 1979
C-130H #MM62000 of the Italian Air Force (46 Aerobrigata) jumped chocks during engine run-up, hit tree, written-off.
Quote of the Day
... a fighter pilot must be free to propose improvements ( in tactics) or he will get himself killed.
-- Commander Randy Duke Cunningham, USN
C-130 Hall of Fame
USAF #91-231
Hercules number 2000 built operated first by the 165th Airlift Squadron.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Phillip 66"

The person always bragged about being in the Air Force but his MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) was refueling aircraft.
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