Tag: C-130 Hercules

The Story of The Four Horsemen, the C-130 Demonstration Team
During one performance, the number three Hercules lost one of the outboard engines which had to be shut down. The crew feathered the prop and continued with the air show routine without a hitch! It was tough going if you were assigned to one of the USAF Tactical Air Command's Troop Carrier...
The Strange case of "Lt Seagull," the C-5 Squadron Ops Officer who tried Everything to not Fly
"In reading my professional evaluation I saw the statement citing my flying in command for ASEV had been removed. He frowned and nodded his head to imply he had had to make a difficult decision and said: 'I know, Jay, it was a tough call but I had to remove that sentence. It would have made all the other...
A quick look at why the C-130 is still mainstay of medevac more than 60 years after its first flight
Because of the C-130’s design, it is able to quickly set aside its current mission and operate as an aeromedical evacuation platform Since the Vietnam War, the C-130 Hercules has been a workhorse of aeromedical evacuation, and continues to serve as a reliable platform to move patients over long distances, allowing Airmen to provide critical care in the air, aid...
Brazilian Air Force C-130H makes belly landing after inflight emergency
The landing occurred after the C-130H suffered an emergency during a flight from Manaus to Brasília The photo in this post shows Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira, FAP) C-130H #2474 after emergency belly landing at Air Wing 2 base in Anápolis with 45 crew and passengers on board. According C-130.net, the landing occurred on the evening of Sep. 6, 2018 after...
That time a RAF Phantom crew jokingly requested fuel from an Argentine Air Force KC-130 flying over the Falklands
Archie's fingers felt carefully for the in-flight refuelling probe switch. When he operated the switch, Archie and his navigator heard the typical thumps and clunks that signified movement of their flight-refuelling probe. After a moment or two, to Archie's astonishment the Hercules' refuel drogue gave a slight lurch before it began to emerge from the hose drum unit! The following story titled...
Watch LM-100J Super Hercules doing a loop at Farnborough Airshow
At 2:08 in the video the LM-100J does a loop! Taken on Jul. 17, 2018 at Farnborough Airshow the incredible video in this post features Test pilot Wayne Roberts, flying the Lockheed LM-100J Super Hercules, showing the aircraft amazing flying qualities (at 2:08 the aircraft does a loop!). "While the LM-100J is known for its cargo delivery capabilities, the aircraft has been cited...
107th Fighter Squadron returns to Normandy after 74 years to commemorate the D-Day invasion
Flying their first mission in France since WW II, two 107th Fighter Squadron pilots escorted C-130 Hercules airlifters and similar aircraft from multiple nations as they dropped about 500 paratroops near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, the same town where paratroopers landed as part of D-Day For the first time in 74 years, the Red Devils have performed reconnaissance over the beaches of Normandy, France,...
A400M airlifter might never get all its features
France has praised A400M performance on operations in Africa, but the largest buyer Germany has criticized Airbus for failing to do what it promised Reuters has seen a document signed last week between Airbus and seven NATO nations (Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey) that allows the former to deliver the A400M airlifter without some of its promised...
Argentina signs contract for 5 Super Étendard attack aircraft with France
Argentina was in talks since last May with France to buy refurbished Super Étendard attack aircraft and let the Argentine Air Force operate them According to El Deber French President announced on Jan. 26, 2018 that the defense ministers of Argentina and France have signed a contract for the sale of five Super Étendard attack aircraft to Argentina. As we have previously...
C-130 aboard: how the Hercules became the biggest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier
Although the testing set an unbreakable record for the largest and heaviest plane to land on a ship, the C-130 was considered too risky for routine COD operations USS Forrestal (CV-59) made history on Oct. 30, 1963 when LT James H. Flatley III and his crew members, LCDR "Smokey" Stovall and Aviation Machinist's Mate (Jet) 1st Class Ed Brennan, of...