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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...
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...
Severe corrosion which required non-routine maintenance repairs was found on Fat Albert at an air show in Alaska Taken in the summer of 2016 the interesting photos in this post show Fat Albert, the Blue Angels’ C-130 cargo plane used for transporting crew and equipment to air shows around the country, undergoing a chemical de-paint process at Tinker Air Force Base...