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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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    • C-130 News: First of its kind upgraded C-130H returns to Wyo. Air Guard
      The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing briefly welcomed home the Air Force's first fully-upgraded C-130H, Saturday. This aircraft is the first C-130H to receive extensive upgrades allowing the Air National Guard to remain competitive with the C-130J found primarily at active-duty wings.

      During the past 18 months, this specific aircraft has been at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, receiving three separate engine-related modifications<br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">
      aiming to make the legacy aircraft more efficient.


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    • C-130 News: Airman’s prestigious medal found in storage locker
      In October 2001, less than a month after the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States, U.S. and British military forces were beginning a series of airstrikes on Afghanistan. They were there because the Islamic extremist Taliban had refused to turn over Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida extremist leader who orchestrated the attacks that took almost 3,000 lives and left twice that many people wounded.

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    • C-130 News: 2017: An extraordinary year for the Flying Yankees
      In the illustrious 94-year history of the Flying Yankees, 2017 was a year that stood out. It was a year of change but, above all, a year of achievements for the 103rd Airlift Wing.

      The most significant change was the conversion to a tactical airlift mission early in the year. The unit, which had previously flown the A-10, now files the C-130.


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    • Icing Conditions
      By hehe · Posted
      I have worked many C-130s with FLIR and never seen accumulated ice on them, especially not enough that would alter airflow.   Of all the designs, the one you pictured is one of the smaller FLIR designs.  Have you seen the MX-25?  Huge FLIR, and they are operating that on the C-130J which has dual pitots on both sides of aircraft. Is there a problem you are seeing that you think is caused by ice build-up on FLIR?
    • ENGINE FLAME OUT
      By pjvr99 · Posted
      Ok cool
    • Icing Conditions
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      What beautiful picture of B model aircraft Regards Munir Abbasi home of hercules
    • ENGINE FLAME OUT
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      It was problem of NTS bracket got sticky Regards Munir Abbasi
    • Icing Conditions
      By JPWILLYS · Posted
      Thanks a lot for your answer "Hehe". My concern is with potential significant ice accumulation under severe icing conditions and potential flow "disruptions" in front of lower pitots tubes (static pressure error ?)  with AoA for exemple.
    • Icing Conditions
      By hehe · Posted
      I am unaware of any icing limitations, I would have to dig through ops manuals to see but i can say that some models have window heaters that prevent ice build-up that could block the camera.  
    • Icing Conditions
      By JPWILLYS · Posted
      Hello, I would like to know if there are limitations for flight in icing conditions with a FLIR turret under the nose ( like on photo for exemple). Regards
    • C-130 Skin Art
      By Graywolf88 · Posted
      Mine.........  
    • Hector Leyva - Rest In Peace
      By Graywolf88 · Posted
      https://usobit.com/2018/08/hector-leyva-august-7-1945-august-28-2018/ August 28, 2018 - El Paso, Texas    
    • shimmy
      By hehe · Posted
      You got quite a bit wrong here. 1. The rod end bearing are slip fit.  If they fall out its just because the adhesive has failed.  Those bearings are literally glued in.  I have rebuilt/overhauled hundreds of them, the bearings slide right in and get glued in place, I have never seen one become loose enough that it would cause a shimmy, even if the glue fails. 2.  No fluid is ported during shimmy dampening.  The control valve goes to neutral and the sprung piston accumulator in the control vave takes the shock from the actuators to prevent abrubt movements.  Fluid is ported during steering mode only.
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    • Even More Business One-liners
      By Sonny · Posted
      Business one-liners : If opportunity came disguised as temptation, one knock would be enough. If people listened to themselves more often, they would talk less. If reproducibility might be a problem, conduct the test only once. If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on vacation. If something is confidential, it will be left in the photocopy machine. If something is done wrong often enough, it becomes right. If 'success' consisted simply of not taking chances, then 'glory' would be at the disposal of the most mediocre talent. If the assumptions are wrong, the conclusions are not likely to be very good. If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong. If the probability of success is not almost one, it is very near zero. If the slightest probability for an unpleasant event to happen exists, the event will take place, preferably during a demonstration. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. If there isn't a law, there will be. If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of 10 it will. If there is light at the end of the tunnel...order more tunnel. If things were left to chance, they would be better. If two wrongs don't make a right, try three. If we learn by our mistakes, some of us are getting one great education! If you aim for the stars but only make it to the moon, remember there are people who have not yet made it to the moon. If you are already in a hole, there is no use to continue digging.
    • The Club
      By Sonny · Posted
      A Hunter walking through the jungle found a huge dead dinosaur with a pigmy standing beside it. Amazed, he asked: "Did you kill that?". The pigmy said "Yes." The hunter asked "How could a little fella like you kill a huge beast like that?" Said the pigmy: "I killed it with my club." The astonished hunter asked: "How big is your club?" The pigmy replied: "There's about 90 of us."
    • New Hires
      By Sonny · Posted
      One day, 3 unemployed factory workers heard that a large food company was enlarging and needed more staff. So they went downtown to see if they could get themselves a job. After filling out their applications, each one was interviewed and each one managed to get hired. As they were waiting to be assigned their new duties, a foreman came by and spoke to the hiring boss. The foreman told the boss that he didn't think it was such a good idea as one of the workers had snapped for no apparent reason at his last job. Also, a second was said to have had cracked up after severe mental stress. The third, he believed was their father who he felt was a bit odd but he couldn't put his finger on it. The hiring boss reassured the foreman and said that they would start on something easy and after a week, the company would re-assess them to see if they would be kept on. The foreman reluctantly agreed and asked the boss where he thought they should start. The boss replied, "Why not take them and put them in our Cereal Division...Snap, Crackle and Pop should work out fine down there."
    • Confirmed Atheist
      By Sonny · Posted
      A photographer, who was also a confirmed atheist, decided to go into the woods to get photos of the fall foliage. It was a beautiful day....fall colors, birds chirping, babbling brook, and a gentle breeze rustling the leaves. While snapping shots, the atheist heard a noise behind him, and whirled around to see a huge bear coming through the bushes. He dropped his camera and ran. And kept running....... and looking behind him, he noticed the bear was gaining on him. He was so scared that tears came to his eyes. He ran faster, but the bear was closing in on him. He ran faster yet, and tripped over a root. Rolling over onto his back, the atheist saw the bear rise to his full height and raise a huge paw...... and the atheist cried out, "Oh, God, no!" And everything stopped. The birds stopped chirping. The brook stopped babbling. The gentle breeze stopped. And the bear froze with his paw in the air. And the atheist heard a booming voice say, "Young man. For years you doubted my very existence, but now that your life is in peril you call my name to help you. Why should I do so?" And the atheist thought for a moment, and said, "Yes, you are right. If you are God, then it would be hypocritical of me to become a Christian at this point in my life. But, do you think that you could at least make the bear a Christian for today?" And the booming voice was quiet for a moment and then said, "Done." And everything started again. The birds chirping, brook babbling, and gentle breeze rustling the leaves. And the bear slowly lowered his paw. And the bear put his paws together, and bowed his massive head and said, "Dear Lord, please bless this food we are about to eat."
    • Story with a Moral
      By Sonny · Posted
      Story with a Moral In 1923, Who Was: 1. President of the largest steel company? 2. President of the largest gas company? 3. President of the New York Stock Exchange? 4. Greatest wheat speculator? 5. President of the Bank of International Settlement? 6. Great Bear of Wall Street? These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days. Now, 90+ years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them. The Answers: 1. The president of the largest steel company. Charles Schwab, died a pauper. 2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane. 3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home. 4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless. 5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself. 6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide. However: in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazen. What became of him? He played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95. He was financially secure at the time of his death. The Moral: Forget work. Play golf.
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