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 - Sep 29, 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
29 Sep 1981
C-130H #5-8552 of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) crashed near Kahrisak, 20 kilometers south of Tehran, killing 80 on board including Minister of Defence and high-ranking officers. Sources differ on identity.

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The nicest VFR is just as dangerous as the worst IFR.
-- Unknown
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Civilian #N1130E
Prototype for the L100 series had first flight April 20, 1964. The L100 is the civilian versions of the C-130. Another amazing fact was that the first flight was 25 hours long.
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Callsign "Rattler"

While at flight school, Miramar California "Fighter Town" I decided to visit the desert with some buddies. Lo and behold while walking, out of nowhere comes this mean diamondback rattle snake. He missed me but I had the s*** scared out of me. From that day on that was my call sign.
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