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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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      By NATOPS1 · Posted
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      By Ahmer · Posted
      Yes u can use for air start the engine , if prop brake locked. Otherwise it's dangerous and damage the startor shaft.
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      By Moeed hassan · Posted
      Dear ahmer thanx for this but can we engage starter in flight by pressing starter button.... ??? My answer is NO.... what u peoples say?? 
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      By Moeed hassan · Posted
      Oh.... I see... Dear r u working on hercules or some other... I can guess this thing is eleminated from this bird but i think peoples working on hercules knows it or may not... Any how...  Thank you for this. 
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      By Moeed hassan · Posted
      Can u plz tell me WHAT ARE THE RPM OF ATM GEN MOTOR???  more over can u plz explain IF ATM MOTOR EXCEEDS ITS RPM LIMIT WHAT WIL HAPPENED??? 
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      IN FLIGHT why you wanted to engage the starter....as for as in flight no need of starter dear.... Bcoz inflight BLAST OF AIR TURN THE ENG NOT STARTER...  for the starter turbine RPM just multiply starter gear reduction ratio with the rpm of starter u will get the answer.... I hope it u got my point.  REGARDS. 
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      Just assume that  your engaging the starter in flight ,at  what RPM Turbine of starter  is revalved? Thanks Munir Abbasi 
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    • Preacher's Paycheck
      By Sonny · Posted
      There was a preacher whose wife was expecting a baby so he went before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the preacher's family expanded, so would his paycheck. After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher's salary. There was much yelling and bickering about how much the clergyman's additional children were costing the church. Finally, the Preacher got up and spoke to the crowd, "Children are a gift from God," he said. Silence fell on the congregation. In the back pew, a little old lady stood up and in her frail voice said, "Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we start wearing rubbers." And the congregation said, "Amen"
    • A Push
      By Sonny · Posted
      Man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
      "Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3:00 in the morning!"
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      "Who was that?" asked his wife..
      "Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers....
      "Did you help him?" she asks.
      "No, I did not, it's 3 am in the morning and it's bloomin' well pouring with rain out there!"
      "Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself! God loves drunk people too you know."
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      He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"
      "Yes," comes back the answer.
      "Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.
      "Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.
      "Where are you?" asks the husband.
      "Over here on the swing," replied the drunk.. HEHE
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      By Sonny · Posted
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      I'm pretty sure she was hitting on me. My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I'm worried about the 195 lbs I've gained since then. I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters.
      Do they just give you a bra and say, “Here, fill this out?” The speed with which a woman says "nothing" when asked "What's wrong?" ....
      ... is inversely proportional to the severity of the crap storm that's coming. Denny's has a slogan, 'If it's your birthday, the meal is on us.'
      If you're in Denny's and it's your birthday ... your life sucks! If I make you breakfast in bed, a simple "Thank you" is all I need ...
      ... not all this, "How did you get into my house" business! The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today.
      Pretty sure she's going to get me something. On average, an American man will have sex two to three times a week.
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    • Trees
      By Sonny · Posted
      Two tall trees, a birch and a beech, are growing in the woods.  A small tree begins to grow between them, and the beech says to the birch, 'Is that a son of a beech or a son of a birch?'

      The birch says he cannot tell, but just then a woodpecker lands on the sapling.  The birch says, 'Woodpecker, you are a tree expert. Can you tell if that is a son of a beech or a son of a birch?'

      The woodpecker takes a taste of the small tree and replies, 'It is neither a son of a beech nor a son of a birch. It is, however, the best piece of ash I have ever poked my pecker into.