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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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    • 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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    • Therefore to reduce human body weight of fat off
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      Yes Janice Vail your absolutely right  Best Regards Munir Abbasi home hercules Pakistan
    • C-130/Hercules Steering Control Valve
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      Thanks. Hercules operator countries guys continue promoting/enhancing/contributing skill level of work center mechanic for maintaining safe operation of C-130 hercules big birds Best Regards Munir Abbasi Home of hercules Pakistan
    • Therefore to reduce human body weight of fat off
      By Janicefvail · Posted
      Rapid Tone your whole human body in a appropriate manner, that will take a minimum of months of concentrate. The less concentrate you maintain, the more it will take to reduce your concentrate on amount. It's going to be a fight, a fight testing your will energy and dedication consistently. The procedure will be especially complicated if you are used to taking dangerous meals, taking soft drinks, and taking dangerous snacks consistently. It is this type of choices that will have to be changed if you are going to have any possibility of coming out of this fight the winner.
    • C-130/Hercules Steering Control Valve
      By hehe · Posted
      This service news talks about it.  If in doubt and you dont know how to rig/overhaul the valve, Just replace it. V12N4.pdf
    • Slime Light Reference?
      By hehe · Posted
      They are electroluminescent formation lights. All items labeled 9 in attached picture. Modified by TCTO or came with from factory on H-models.  Typically only guard/reserve units paid for TCTO
    • C-130/Hercules Steering Control Valve
      By hehe · Posted
      The valve is set to a neutral position during overhaul by centering the spool between the outlet ports.  What that means is that the valve should not port fluid when in neutral position, this can be a hard position to achieve during overhaul. Neutral position should not port fluid.  Neutral uses the internal spring loaded accumulator to take out shocks and movement of the wheels during takeoff and landing. Are you having problems with the valve porting left or right and not holding the wheels in center position?  
    • C-130 aircraft crash lands at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi
      By herkman · Posted
      regards   Col          
    • Slime Light Reference?
      By wvrailfan · Posted
      Sorry for the intrusion by a non flyer, but I am looking for online reference regarding the placement and configuration of the electroluminescent formation lights on a C-130H.  The info is for the purposes of detailing a 1/25 scale flying RC model.  I have included simulated lights for the fuselage and vertical stab since they are readily visible in most photos.  Photos that show the slime lights on the top and bottom of the wings, fuselage and horizontal stab are harder to find. Is anyone here familiar with any photos or diagrams that would help? Thanks for your time. Photo attached is the model I am working on with a 1/25 scale Humvee for reference.   Jim
    • C-130/Hercules Steering Control Valve
      By munirabbasi · Posted
      Thanks Chris  hehe Can you submit me any lockheed martin service new/T.O regarding Steering Control Valve. or explain how it work and neutral Munir Abbasi home of hercules Pakistan
    • C-130/Hercules Steering Control Valve
      By hehe · Posted
      What do you mean be failure? I have changed steering control valves on all of the MDS/models you listed. Normally they are changed for leaking out of limits, changed during shimmy troubleshooting, or changed because of normal wear. I have never seen one explode or anything crazy.  
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    • Diploma
      By Sonny · Posted
      A grandmother was pushing her little grandchild around Wal-Mart in a buggy. Each time she put something in the basket she would say, 'And here's something for you, Diploma.' or 'This will make a cute little outfit for you, Diploma.' and so on. Eventually a bewildered shopper who'd heard all this finally asked, 'Why do you keep calling your grandchild Diploma?' The grandmother replied, 'I sent my daughter to the University of Maryland and this is what she came home with!'
    • After The Honeymoon
      By Sonny · Posted
      One evening, after the honeymoon, Dick was working on his Harley in the garage. His new wife was standing there by the bench watching him. After a long period of silence she finally said, "Honey, I've just been thinking, now that we're married, maybe it's time you quit spending so much of your time out here in your garage. You probably should consider selling your Harley and all that welding equipment; they take up so much of your time. And that gun collection and fishing gear, they just take up so much space. And you know the boat is such an ongoing expense and you hardly use it. I also think you should lose all stupid model airplanes and your home brewing equipment. And what's the use of that vintage hot rod?” Dick got a horrified look on his face. She noticed and said, "Darling, what's wrong?" He replied, "You were starting to sound like my ex-wife." “Ex-wife!?" she shouted, "YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOU WERE MARRIED BEFORE!” Dick replied, "I wasn't..."     PS: Thanks Mel!!
    • Rare Medical Condition
      By Sonny · Posted
      A man and a woman were sitting beside each other in the first class section of an airplane. The woman sneezed, took out a tissue, gently wiped her nose, then visibly shuddered for ten to fifteen seconds. The man went back to his reading. A few minutes later, the woman sneezed again, took a tissue, wiped her nose, then shuddered violently once more. Assuming that the woman might have a cold, the man was still curious about the shuddering. A few more minutes passed when the woman sneezed yet again. As before she took a tissue, wiped her nose, her body shaking even more than before. Unable to restrain his curiosity, the man turned to the woman and said, "I couldn't help but notice that you've sneezed three times, wiped your nose and then shuddered violently. Are you ok?" "I am sorry if I disturbed you, I have a very rare medical condition; whenever I sneeze I have an orgasm." The man, more than a bit embarrassed, was still curious. " I have never heard of that condition before" he said. " Are you taking anything for it?" "Yes," the woman nodded. "Pepper."
    • My Forgetter.....
      By Sonny · Posted
      My forgetter's getting better,
      But my rememberer is broke
      To you that may seem funny
      But, to me, that is no joke For when I'm "here" I'm wondering
      If I really should be "there"
      And, when I try to think it through,
      I haven't got a prayer! Oft times I walk into a room,
      Say "what am I here for?"
      I wrack my brain, but all in vain!
      A zero, is my score. At times I put something away
      Where it is safe, but, Gee!
      The person it is safest from
      Is, generally, me! When shopping I may see someone,
      Say! "Hi" and have a chat,
      Then, when the person walks away
      I ask myself, "who was that?" Yes, my forgetter's getting better
      While my rememberer is broke,
      And it's driving me plumb crazy
      And that isn't any joke.
    • UP
      By Sonny · Posted
      There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP." It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special. And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP. When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so........... Time to shut UP.....! Oh...one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U-P