C-130 Hercules News
4 National Air Guard locations chosen for the next C-130H to C-130J upgrades
The Department of the Air Force selected 103rd Airlift Wing (Hartford, Connecticut), 120th Airlift Wing (Great Falls, Montana), 133rd Airlift Wing (Minneapolis), and 182nd Airlift Wing (Peoria, Illinois), as the preferred locations to receive C-130J Super Hercules to replace their aging C-130Hs, pending the outcome of environmental assessments.
165th AW Bids Farewell to its Final C-130H Hercules Aircraft After 41 Years
On August 18th, the flight line of the 165th Airlift Wing witnessed a bittersweet moment in its history as the wing bid farewell to a longstanding companion, the C-130H Hercules aircraft, which served dutifully for an impressive 41 years.
Hurricane Hunters take part at the Royal International Air Tattoo
A 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron WC-130J Super Hercules joined aircraft from around the world for the Royal International Air Tattoo July 14-16 at Royal Air Force Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.
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C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 4, 2023
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 179
write-off: 351
preserved: 86
stored: 550
instructional: 155
on order: 4
active: 1322
Changes '22/'23:
Fleet adds: 13
Fleet drop: 31
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Today in C-130 history
4 Oct 1986
L-100-30 c/n #4391, delivered June 1971 to Saturn Airways, N15ST, named 'Barney', coded 'G'. Sold to TIA, December 1976. Leased to Saudia, March 1978. To Transamerica, October 1979, leased to Heavylift, Stansted, Great Britain, July 1984. Leased to Southern Air Transport (SAT), July 1986. Crashed into hangar during night take-off from Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

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Fly with the head and not with the muscles. That is the way to long life for a fighter pilot. The fighter pilot who is all muscle and no head will never live long enough for a pension.
-- Colonel Willie Bats, GAF
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First public display of a C-130 in Europe.
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First public display of a C-130 in Europe at Le Bourget, Paris for the first public appearance of the Hercules in Europe on May 28, 1957.
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Callsign "Squieek"

Cause I stept on the CO's little dog. Had to go to hospital for half a day, I had a black eye for a week.
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