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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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    • Three Engine Performance
      By PAF_Herc · Posted
      That was a great help, thx
    • Three Engine Performance
      By NATOPS1 · Posted
      Things that make  no sense... I had to go back and reread the paragraph and they have swapped the words between the two sentences... 1)Torque decrease of 257 - fuel flow loss of 8 2) fuel flow loss of 24- torque loss (see chart) But yes I would say the intent is the same but to say it is due only to TD is not accurate but easier to associate the idea. (subtract these values from the basic chart calculated values)
    • Three Engine Performance
      By PAF_Herc · Posted
      So in both cases where the words 'fuel flow loss' and 'fuel flow decrease' have been used; it means the same? i.e. reduced fuel flow by the TD system due to reduced air flowing through the combustion chamber???
    • Three Engine Performance
      By NATOPS1 · Posted
      "Normal bleed requirements" will cause the TIT to increase on operating engines which will result in fuel flow decrease to maintain constant TIT temperature. 
    • We Got Some Splaining to Do
      By hlg6016 · Posted
      Best seat in the house! Now some do gooder will probably publish some regulations against it.
    • We Got Some Splaining to Do
      By Spectre623 · Posted
      Wow Don, never seen that before! Been on the ramp in flight before but never thought about hanging out in space. Couple of wild and crazy guys as old Steve martin used to say. Thanks for sharing .
    • Three Engine Performance
      By PAF_Herc · Posted
      Hello expert herc crew! In the performance manual of c130 E through H models, it is stated that 3 engine ops will cause certain changes in torque and fuel flow. The author at one point (3 eng ops) states it as fuel flow loss of 08 pounds per hour per engine. On the other hand, for 2 eng ops he calls it a fuel flow decrease of 24 pounds per hour per engine. Why the difference and what to interprete from this. The picture of mentioned paragraph is attached, pls. Kindly throw some light on it.
    • NESA WINDOW HINGE INOPERATIVE
      By NATOPS1 · Posted
      You do not need to remove the wire from the window in fact you should turn off the NESA because if one window is inoperative it can cause the remaining operative windows to over heat. This information should be in your operators manual in the normal procedures section.
    • We Got Some Splaining to Do
      By DC10FE · Posted
      Search "Surfin' South Sudan" on YouTube.  That's how they do it in the commercial world.  That reporter would've gone nuts over that! Don R.
    • We Got Some Splaining to Do
      By Spectre623 · Posted
      The reporter made more of it than it really was, like they were not strapped in. Those two had their monkey straps on and pulled tight. No problem look at me in my profile picture. I'm on the ramp of my Herk with my legs hanging off Wheeee having fun in Viet Nam!!  Bill
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      By Sonny · Posted
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      By Sonny · Posted
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      By Sonny · Posted
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      By Sonny · Posted
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      PSYCHIATRIC HOTLINE

      The telephone rings and an answering machine answers...

      "Welcome to the psychiatric hotline."

      If you are obsessive compulsive, please press one repeatedly. If you are codependent, please ask someone to press 2. If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5, and 6. If you are paranoid/delusional, we know who you are, what you want, just stay on the line so that we can trace your call. If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully, and a little voice will tell you which number to press. If you are manic depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press....no one will answer anyway.
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