C-130 Hercules News
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.
Lockheed Martin to build a new training center for Binational French, German C-130J Squadron
French and German C-130J Super Hercules aircrews and maintainers will train in a facility located in France, built and equipped by Lockheed Martin for the countries’ binational C-130J Super Hercules Squadron.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Feb 28, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 162
write-off: 350
preserved: 79
stored: 521
instructional: 154
on order: 6
active: 1316
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 6
Fleet drop: 31
Today in C-130 history
28 Feb 1984
C-130E #68-10944, c/n 4324, of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed into mountain 55 kilometers northwest of Zaragoza, Spain.
28 Feb 1974
C-130E #5-122 of the Imperial Iranian Air Force crashed into mountain near Mehrabad, Iran.
Quote of the Day
The most important thing in fighting was shooting, next the various tactics in coming into a fight and last of all flying ability itself.
-- Lt. Colonel W.A. Billy Bishop, RAF
Probably the leading RAF Ace of WW-I
72 Victories
C-130 Hall of Fame
First C-130J
First USAF C-130J built. Rolled out on October 20, 1995 and had first flight on June 6, 1996. Was contracted under serial 94-3026 as a C-130H but was renumbered 94-8151 before delivered.
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Callsign "Stimpy"

Skinny F16 pilot in 31 SQN, Kleine Brogel. By lack of a call sign, was named by mistake like the fat half of Ren and Stimpy. Now everybody asks why he's not called Ren...
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