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Blue Angels demonstration team to replace Fat Albert with RAF C-130J
Fat Albert will enjoy her retirement as a ground-based training aid in Fort Worth, Texas. May 23, 2019 has been a bittersweet day for the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, as they said their final farewell to their venerable C-130T, Fat Albert. Fat Albert has served the...
German budget commitee approves the purchase of 6 C-130 airlifters
The C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft will be stationed in Evreux in Normandy where France already operates the same type of aircraft A German parliamentary source has told Reuters that the budget committee of the lower house of parliament has approved the purchase of six C-130 airlifters. The package includes the procurement of spare parts, maintenance of the aircraft in the first...
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...
Germany plans to order six C-130Js, upgrade the radar of the Eurofighter
A report this year found missing spare parts and quality defects mean less than half of Germany’s submarines, warplanes and some other key weapons are ready for use German newspaper Handelsblatt says Berlin plans to go on a shopping spree for new weapons and 18 contracts each worth more than 25 million euros are to be approved by the budget...
These girls' job is to hunt hurricanes
Some little girls might dream about being princesses; but others dream about becoming a Hurricane Hunter and flying into the most powerful storms on earth Maj. Devon Meister, pilot, and Maj. Ashley Lundry, aerial reconnaissance weather officer, are members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters, which is a unit in the Air Force Reserve's...
Blue Angels demonstration team to replace Fat Albert with RAF C-130J
The C-130J would replace the current Fat Albert, a USMC KC-130T that was flown by the team before its fleet was grounded in 2017 after the July crash of a similar aircraft in rural Mississippi that killed 16 service members The U.S. Navy has decided to replace the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130T assigned to the Blue Angels demonstration team...
Armée De l'Air welcomes first C-130J Super Hercules
France will receive a total of four Super Hercules aircraft, two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers On Jan. 15, 2018 Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country's first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base. According to a company news...
Watch Indian Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft operating from a road runway for the very first time
This has been not only the first time that a C-130J lands on Agra-Lucknow Expressway, but also the first time that an Indian Air Force transport aircraft take part in this kind of exercise Taken on Oct. 25, 2017, the interesting video in this post show Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft kicking off the third road runway exercise on a...
The LM-100J is the 17th different mission capability developed for the C-130J Super Hercules and it is an updated version of the L-100 cargo aircraft, which Lockheed Martin produced from 1964-1992 LM-100J commercial freighter program recently marked yet another successful achievement with the first flight of the second production LM-100J cargo plane on Oct. 11, 2017. "The flight was outstanding and...
Can you name this aircraft from its cockpit?
146th Airlift Wing is currently the only organization in the world utilizing the new MAFFS 2 units on the C-130J platform Taken on Aug. 29, 2017 the incredible picture in this post shows a C-130J Hercules, equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), from the Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing (AW), following a U.S. Forest Service lead...

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