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    • Investigation: Corroded Propeller Blade Caused KC-130T Crash
      The Marine Corps determined that a corroded propeller blade that came off mid-flight was the cause of the July 10, 2017, crash of a KC-130T transport plane.

      That propeller did not go through proper maintenance the last time it was sent to an Air Force repair depot, which may have led to the damaged propeller remaining on the airplane that ultimately crashed and killed all 16 personnel onboard.
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    • KC-130J AND FA-18 GO DOWN IN OCEAN OFF JAPAN
      One Marine has died, another is in fair condition and five are still missing after a collision between a fighter and a refueling plane off the coast of Japan, U.S. and Japanese officials said Thursday.

      The incident, which involved an F/A-18 Hornet and a KC-130 Hercules aerial tanker that took off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, happened at about 2 a.m. during “regularly scheduled training,” a Marine Corps statement said.

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    • C-130 aircraft crash lands at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi
      A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 cargo aircraft crash landed at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi on Friday.

      The aircraft caught fire after the hard landing and the pilot and the trainee pilot were reported safe by authorities.

      The PAF C-130 was on a routine training flight, said a spokesman for the service and added that the fire was extinguished and all crew members are safe.

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    • Government’s “smart pledge” of RCAF aircraft for UN still not met
      A little more than nine months ago the Canadian government announced its “first smart pledge” as part of its renewed emphasis on helping the United Nations. It would station a C-130 Hercules aircraft to provide tactical airlift support for the UN’s Regional Support Centre in Entebbe Uganda
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    • C-130 with rich heritage enhances training and readiness
      SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – In late March 2018, an MC-130P Combat Shadow out of Moffett Federal Field, California, took its final flight to Sheppard AFB, where it would continue its legacy of supporting the Air Force as a maintenance trainer for Airmen in Training.

      This particular MC-130, which has been in combat in Vietnam, the Cold War and was even deployed to catch falling satellites, now serves as a part of the 82nd Training Wing’s Special Missions Aircraft Armament Apprentice Course and the C-130 Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice Course.

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    • Dobbins flies tactical airlift training mission at Youngstown
      DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. – Rays of sunshine pierce through the cargo bay windows of a C-130H3 Hercules. The monotonous rumble of the engines make the plane’s flight almost peaceful. Suddenly the aircraft goes into a hard left bank. The gravity inside the aircraft seems to triple as the g-force takes effect, pinning everyone to their seats.

       
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    • US to boost nuke sniffing with modified C-130s
      When the Air Force dispatches aircraft to the Asia-Pacific to monitor the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity from North Korea, it relies on its WC-135 Constant Phoenix nuke-sniffing planes. But with only two of those in the service’s inventory, it’s possible the WC-135s might not be able to respond to every contingency.

      Enter the ever-versatile C-130 Hercules, which now can be equipped with a modular kit that allows it to detect nuclear particles in the atmosphere.

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    • 8 injured in Algeria as military plane overshoots the runway
      Algerian television channels say eight crew members have been injured after a military aircraft overshot the runway upon landing at Biskra Airport.

      Private news channels Ennahar and Dzair News are showing images of the plane, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft, cut in half near the airport, which is 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Algiers, the capital.

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    • C-130 News: StandardAero Awarded $600 Million Multi-Year U.S. Air Force T56 Engine MRO Contract
      The United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded its Rolls-Royce T56 Engine Depot Overhaul contract to StandardAero, allowing the company to continue its support of the USAF fleet of C-130H aircraft for an additional 8 ½ years, as an exclusive provider.

      The United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded its Rolls-Royce T56 Engine Depot Overhaul contract to StandardAero, allowing the company to continue its support of the USAF fleet of C-130H aircraft for an additional 8 ½ years, as an exclusive provider.  The total contract value is more than $600M and work will be performed at StandardAero’s facilities in San Antonio, Texas and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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    • C-130 News: Iraqi Air Force graduates first craftsman maintenance technicians
      The Iraqi Air Force certified their first 7-level craftsman C-130 Hercules maintenance technicians in a ceremony, December 27, 2017.

      The occasion represents a landmark in the Iraqi Air Force’s goal of achieving self-sufficiency through the development of its own skilled technical workforce. Currently they rely on C-130J contract logistics support teams to provide the same skills, at a cost of approximately $140 million per year.
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    • Investigation: Corroded Propeller Blade Caused KC-130T Crash
      By c130fe · Posted
      Mr Heflin; So wrong on so many levels.  I suspect you've never been involved in aircraft maintenance and witnessed the inspection complexity and the hundreds of people who are involved over a long period of time. I was a C-130 USAF crew chief for several years and a flight engineer for over 20 years; including the civil commercial model; L100. The flight engineer inspects the props prior to flight standing on the ground looking up at the blades for obvious defects.  Corrosion is not an obvious defect. Its not like the obvious, visual corrosion on your boat .  It's hidden and requires Non Destruction Testing to find it. The major player here is the depot.  They have the equipment and the trained NDT inspectors to find corrosion.  They are paid to perform proper depot level inspections. These depot inspections are considerably more complex than what can be performed at the squadron field level. 
      When I first learned of the crash I assumed a wing had failed, that's a well known issue.  A blade breaking off is rare indeed.  I remember once that it happened on an A model about 100 years ago but did not cause a crash.  
      I pray for the lost lives.  
    • Brake Selector Relief valve
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      Brake selector valve relief to return line. The selector valve has builtin relief valve? Munir Abbasi
    • Brake Selector Relief valve
      By hehe · Posted
      Im confused your question Are you asking about anti-skid valves or brake selector valves? What makes you think there is a specific pressure for selector valves?
    • Rudder Boost Diverter Valve Manual Override Button
      By munirabbasi · Posted
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    • Rudder Boost Diverter Valve Manual Override Button
      By Ahmer · Posted
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    • Rudder Boost Diverter Valve Manual Override Button
      By dagebow · Posted
      It's located on the Rudder Hydraulic Boost Panel at the aft of the cargo compartment - roughly FS 1020. Red Button on the front of the valve.
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      By NATOPS1 · Posted
      In which publication is this chart located? There are many calculations you can make on this chart and it is not one I am familiar with (in this configuration). There should also be an "explanation" paragraph that precedes the chart if you could post that as well. I would like to see how this chart is utilized.  
    • Brake Selector Relief valve
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      Hello Hydraulic  expertise At what pressure Brake selector valves (Normal & emergency) relief the pressure into  return line Munir Abbasi
    • Rudder Boost Diverter Valve Manual Override Button
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      I have seen  rudder diverter reducer bypass switch mounted center stand flight pedestal but i could not locate  on ruder diverter dpanel Munir Abbasi
    • Rudder Boost Diverter Valve Manual Override Button
      By dagebow · Posted
      Thanks for that.
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