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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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    • Happy 71st Birthday US Air Force!!
      By Sonny · Posted
      Or if you would have preferred:
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      By Sonny · Posted
      Proud to have served!!!!
      By hehe · Posted
      The only thing I can think that relates that ECBU #12 to this problem would be the tail section cannon plug disconnects.  Similar to what you found near booster, there are huge cannon plug disconnects aft of the #12 ECBU.  They are where the tail section electrical system ties into the fuselage.  Check those.  You might have moved some wires into a good position during that ECBU swap.  
      By Nate Anderson · Posted
      We have shot the 1553 to the mfcd with no results. It did actually work for about 3 days after an ecbu#12 change, but then went back to not indicating. We can't find anything in the wiring diagrams relating ecbu #12 to this discrepancy however. we're currently submitting a tar
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      Thanks Regards Munir Abbasi
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      Thank you. based on this and your previous mentioning the shift to another engine, it sounds like you have a rollback, a problem with the synchrophaser. Check out synchrophaser, sych rack, and also run synch box tester. sometimes the problem can be a false signal generated by a seemingly good valve housing. also check all 4 prop pulse generators.
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      Throttles are in takeoff range on the ground, aircraft lineup in the runway for departure regards munir abbasi
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      is this in level flight, during a ground run, taxi, descent, take off? what are throttle sttings?
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      Thanks Larry, I'll accept your birthday greeting if it doesn't count until next year!!   Ken
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    • 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."
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      By Sonny · Posted
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    • Enemies
      By Sonny · Posted
      Toward the end of the Sunday service, the Minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?"
      80% held up their hands. The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one man, Walter Barnes.
      "Mr Barnes, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"
      "I don't have any," he replied gruffly.
      "Mr Barnes, that is very unusual. How old are you?"
      "Ninety-eight," he replied. The congregation stood up and clapped their hands.
      "Oh, Mr Barnes, would you please come down in front and tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years
      and not have an enemy in the world?"
      The old golfer tottered down the aisle, stopped in front of the pulpit, turned around, faced the congregation, and said simply,
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      By Sonny · Posted
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    • Efficiency Expert
      By Sonny · Posted
      "The efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution. "You don't want to try these techniques at home.". "Why not?" asked somebody from the audience. "I watched my wife's routine at breakfast for years," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips between the refrigerator, stove, table, and cabinets, often carrying a single item at a time. One day I told her, ''Hon, why don't you try carrying several things at once?''". "Did it save time?" the guy in the audience asked. "Actually, yes," replied the expert. "It used to take her 20 minutes to make breakfast. Now I do it in seven."