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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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    • C-130 News: Lockheed to open training center for Marietta-made aircraft
      Lockheed Martin’s Marietta facility will open a training center this summer aimed at preparing pilots and crews to operate aircraft models produced at the Cobb plant.

      The Hercules Training Center, according to company documents, will feature academic classroom space, training devices and full-motion simulator facilities to train those who pilot or serve on the crew of the C-130J Super Hercules military tactical airlifter and LM-100J commercial multi-purpose air freighter. Both aircraft are built at the Marietta facility.

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    • C-130 News: USAF Eyeing New Props and Upgraded Engines To Breathe Extra Life Into Old C-130Hs
      After nearly a decade of on-again-off-again testing, a one-of-a-kind C-130H Hercules airlifter from the Wyoming Air National Guard is on its way for an evaluation of its latest configuration, which includes upgraded engines and eight-bladed propellers with an advanced electronic control system. Refitting other H-model aircraft with the same modifications could potentially save the U.S. Air Force millions in operating costs, but it’s unclear when this might happen.

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    • C-130 News:Marshall to support French C-130H fleet
      Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group has received a contract from France's Service Industrial de l’Aéronautique (SIAé) to provide engineering services to the French Air Force fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft, the company announced on 22 December.

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    • Tyre of c130b ac
      By Jcapsparkchaser · Posted
      Naha Okinawa 374th FMS Electric shop 4 Sqdns of C-130As, 21st, 35th, 817th, 40yworst (41St) being so close to ocean Anti Skid, and anyone out there who was there will back me up the "A" Model fire light (fire warning) was a nightmare. And 1 of the S@#$ jobs was replacing or repairing terminal strips under flt deck just inches from the removable steps about 8 inches from floor upside down on a shelf. I would do it all over again in a minute!
    • Tyre of c130b ac
      By GVS · Posted
      Hard to believe he started TO roll w/the parking brake on.As to the anti skid,it was left off or disarmed until during the T O check list called for "ANTI SKID" and the response was "on the roll".Soon as roll commenced,C P flipped the switch,little red light went out and all was good(we hoped). The shortest F 14 landing I ever witnessed :A glitch in the brakeing system caused the brakes to lock unbeknownonsed to the test pilot.I was nearly a mile from the touchdown point when I saw 2 puffs of smoke and then heard boom boom.Of course the tires were destroyed but the wheels  were worn off half way to the axel. 
    • Our #3 Engine Failed to Air Start
      By tinyclark · Posted
      I apologize if my question offended you. I grew up as a military USAF brat and have lived all over the world. I have never heard that term used in maintenance terms, so just wanted to know what part of the world "snag"comes from. Also, I am an Avionics dude, not engines. And, I have to add, grow some thicker skin. Aircraft maintainers don't get offended by anything really. Good luck solving your problem.  
    • Tyre of c130b ac
      By DC10FE · Posted
      I flew with an old A-model captain when I was an FE with Transafrik in Angola.  He enjoyed telling the story of departing somewhere in the very cold icy north.  The funny thing is that he departed with the parking brake set and when he landed at Pope AFB (I think), he blew all 4 mains!  Before you ask about the anti-skid light, I also asked that question.  He said the early A-models had no anti-skid inoperative light. Some of you old heads may remember Bonzo Von Haven -- a legend in the Herc world. Don R.
    • Tyre of c130b ac
      By n1dp · Posted
      After so many years and flight hours, the anti skid wiring from a terminal board above the wheel well to the transducers would wear. Intermittent anti skid tests was the usual symptom. Bad test in the air good test on the ground. After you have done all listed above and you still have problems with the system, change the wire.
    • Tyre of c130b ac
      By hehe · Posted
      I like to think aircrew did nothing wrong but yea its possible especially aft wheel
    • Aux tank f/q increasing with airspeed
      By Steve1300 · Posted
      If it appears fuel quantity increases with air speed with an aux tank, then there would be air flow pushing on the bladders of the aux tank.  When the bladder is compressed in this way, the fuel level seems to climb.  In a way, it does, since the actual level of the fuel rises. There is a panel inside the wing box that gives access to the inboard most bladder.  We have had this panel not installed once and the bladder crushed the fuel probe. I don't know if anyone is checking this post from over a year ago, but I haven't been here in a while.
    • Flt Deck Refrigeration Override
      By Steve1300 · Posted
      Well, someone at one time seemed to think that loss of air-conditioning in the flight deck was a grounding item. If the flight deck flow control valve doesn't open normally, it can be pulled open.  If it can't be shutoff normally, it can be shutoff manually.  However, mid 70's, someone thought that it was not necessary and they took that part of the system out.  I have never seen it intentionally used, but it has been unintentionally shut off many times. Interestingly, the temp control boxes will still drive the temperature system to cool with the master switch off if the system keeps running and there is an overheat in the ducting. I can only guess that the designers thought that someone would manually turn the system on?
    • Tyre of c130b ac
      By pjvr99 · Posted
      You missed 1 item hehe: one of the drivers riding the brake pedals during landing
    • The old Site!!
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      I have been working to restore the member profile field titles and data.  I have made some progress but I have hit a roadblock.  The following fields were not populated on my profile and there fore I do not know what their original titles were: core_pfield_2 core_pfield_4 core_pfield_8 core_pfield_9 core_pfield_10 core_pfield_11 core_pfield_12 core_pfield_13 If anyone has those fields complete and can determine what the title should be based on the data they contain, please let me know. In the meantime, I will see about restoring the profile cover photos. Thanks for bearing with me, I will get things back to normal soon. --Casey    
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    • And that's when the fight started...
      By Sonny · Posted
      My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.
      I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?'
      'No,' she answered.
      I then said, 'Is that your final answer?' ... She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes..'
      So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend." And that's when the fight started... ________________________________ I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. "I'll have the rump steak, rare, please."
      He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
      "Nah, she can order for herself." And that's when the fight started..... _____________________________ My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
      reunion and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his
      drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, "Do you know him?"
      "Yes", she sighed,
      "He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking
      right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he
      hasn't been sober since." "My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on
      celebrating that long?" And then the fight started... ________________________________ When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
      But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat,
      making beer.. Always something more important to me. Finally, she thought of a clever way to make her point.
      When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing
      scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into
      the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again
      I handed her a toothbrush. I said, "When you finish cutting the
      grass, you might as well sweep the driveway." The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp. _____________________________ My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels.
      She asked, "What's on TV?"
      I said, "Dust." And then the fight started... ________________________________ Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the
      boat up to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential
      downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather
      would be bad all day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back;
      now with a different anticipation,
      and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible." My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?" And that's how the fight started... _______________________________ My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
      She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds." I bought her a bathroom scale. And then the fight started...... ______________________________ After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply
      for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.
      So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application. When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, 'You should have dropped
      your pants. You might have gotten disability too.' And then the fight started... ________________________________ My wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to me,
      "I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you
      to pay me a compliment.' I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect." And then the fight started........ ________________________________ I rear-ended a car this morning...the start of a REALLY bad day! The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
      He looked up at me and said 'I am NOT Happy!'
      So I said, 'Well, which one ARE you then?' That's how the fight started. ________________________________ One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot
      as a Christmas gift... The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.
      When she asked me why, I replied,
      "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" And that's how the fight started.
    • Real Ads
      By Sonny · Posted
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    • Directions
      By Sonny · Posted
      Last December, Mark's grandmother was giving him directions to her apartment.
      "You come to the front door of the apartment complex.
      There is a big panel at the door. With your elbow push button 14T." She continued, "I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right.
      Get in, and with your elbow hit 14. I am on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell." "Grandma, that sounds easy," replied the grandson, "but why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow"? To which she answered... "You're coming empty handed?"
    • New Bridge
      By Sonny · Posted
      There were some backwoods hillbillies living across the river from each other, who feuded constantly. John hated Clarence with a passion and never passed up a chance to throw rocks across the river at Clarence. This went on for years until one day the Corps of Engineers came to build a bridge across that river. John was elated; he told his wife that finally he was going to get the chance to cross over and whip Clarence. He left the house and returned in a matter of minutes. His wife asked what was wrong, didn't he intend to go over the bridge and whip Clarence? He replied that he never had really seen Clarence up close and didn't realize his size until he started over the bridge and saw the sign: "CLEARANCE 8 FT 3 IN"
    • Big Bird
      By Sonny · Posted
      Here in Kentucky, you don't see too many people hang-gliding. Bubba decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain, and after struggling to the top, he gets ready to take flight. He takes off running and reaches the edge------- into the wind he goes! Meanwhile, Maw and Paw Hicks were sittin' on the porch swing talkin bout the good ol days when maw spots the biggest bird she ever seen! "Look at the size of that bird, Paw!" she exclaims. Paw raises up," Git my gun, Maw." She runs into the house, brings out his pump shotgun. He takes careful aim. BANG...BANG.....BANG.....BANG! The monster size bird continues to sail silently over the tree tops. "I think ya missed him, Paw," she says. "Yeah," he replies, "but at least he let go of Bubba!"