Losses and Aviation Safety
USMC declares remaining Marines involved in F/A-18 and KC-130 mishap deceased; search and rescue operations Off Japan concludedDario Leone -
U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft did not, however, locate the crew of the KC-130 Hercules The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has pronounced the five remaining Marines involved in the F/A-18 and KC-130 aviation mishap during an air-to-air refueling exercise on Dec. 6, deceased. The change in status comes at the conclusion of...
Cold War Era
That time a RAF Phantom crew jokingly requested fuel from an Argentine Air Force KC-130 flying over the FalklandsGabriele Barison -
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...
INTERESTING PHOTOS SHOW BLUE ANGELS’ FAT ALBERT GETTING STRIPPED FOR NON ROUTINE MAINTENANCE REPAIRSDario Leone -
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...