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    • F. Whitten Peters, the Air Force Association chairman of the board, presents the AFA President’s Award to the 2016 Outstanding Reserve Aircrew of the year to Lt. Col. Luke Thompson, C-130 Hercules aircraft commander, and the aircrew of GLIDE 68, Sept. 18 at the AFA Air, Space and Cyber Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland.
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    • After almost losing them, Keesler Air Force Base is celebrating the famed Flying Jennies’ return to full operational capability in Mississippi.

      Members of the 815th Airlift Squadron fly the large, cargo-carrying C-130J airplanes. The squadron is a tactical airlift unit in the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing.

      The C-130J is not only “a hard-working and practical pack mule” that transports supplies for military operations, said an Air Force press release, it’s also like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

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    • Did you know that C-130Hercules.net hosts a full library of the Lockheed Service News? If not, please take the opportunity to check them out. You can can start with the first issue: Lockheed Service News No.1 Nov-Dec 1956.

      Contents
      A NEW MWMBER JOINS THE AIRFORCE TEAM.....2
      MEET THE HERCULES.....3
      GROUND HANDLING.....9
      GROUND LOCKS....9
      PROTECTIVE COVERS AND PLUGS.....11
      TOWING.....12
      MOORING.....16
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    • MANSFIELD, Ohio – The 179th Airlift Wing sends a fourth C-130H Hercules aircraft along with a team of six Airmen from the 200th RED HORSE Squadron (RHS) and a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) October 6, 2017 to aid in hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

      With basic life needs such as water, food and shelter still needed, the 200th RHS has the unique abilities and capabilities to provide just that.

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    • The C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, a squadron of which has been set up here, has the capability to play an important role in case of a military conflict, Air Vice Marshal Vikram Singh said here today.

      He was speaking after viewing a spectacular para diving exercise by seven para jumper instructors from one of the six aircraft of the C-130J Hercules squadron of the IAF at the Air Force Station Arjan Singh, earlier known as Panagarh air base.
       

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    • The West Virginia National Guard has once again answered the Nation’s call for help this week by providing C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and crews, as well as additional ground support, for the response efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria.

      Approximately 32 Airmen deployed to locations in both Georgia and Puerto Rico to provide much needed assistance to the island

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    • MUNIZ AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Puerto Rico – Despite the challenges of Hurricane Maria’s aftermath, the Puerto Rico Air National Guard continues to fly missions and delivered six pallets full of water bottles, diapers, electric generators, power saws and other donated supplies from the Washington D.C. area Oct. 5.
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    • DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE – Hurricane relief efforts continued on the Dobbins flightline as forklifts and K-loaders loaded cases of water and ready-to-eat meals onto a C-130 Hercules Oct. 4.

      Aerial porters from squadrons at Dover, March, McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Westover worked together to load a Mansfield Air National Guard C-130 with a total of 23,390 pounds of food and water which will be transported to Puerto Rico and distributed to those in need.

       
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    • CAE USA has been awarded a subcontract from Lockheed Martin to support the development of four KC-130J fuselage trainers (FuT) for the United States Marine Corps (USMC).  CAE will leverage the design of the CC-130J FuT delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force and provide a range of simulation systems for the USMC KC-130J FuTs, including instructor operator station (IOS), aircraft interface monitor, virtual cargo compartment and virtual simulator.  


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    • MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – At approximately 11:20 A.M., on Aug. 15, a C-130J from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR- 352) departed Marine Corps Air Station Miramar with 46 passengers and experienced a loss of pressurization at 21,000 feet during a scheduled training mission. 

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    • Sonny
      Happy Birthday EClark
      By Sonny · Posted
      Happy Birthday!
    • Sonny
      Somebody get me a priest!
      By Sonny · Posted
      A Catholic man is struck by a bus on a busy street.
      He is lying near death on the sidewalk as a crowd gathers. "A priest. Somebody get me a priest!" the man gasps.
      Minutes drag on and no one steps out of the crowd. A policeman checks the crowd and finally yells,
      "A PRIEST, PLEASE! Isn't there a priest in this crowd
      to give this man his last rites?" Finally, out of the crowd steps a little old Jewish man
      of at least 80 years of age. "Mr. Policeman," says the man,
      "I'm not a priest. I'm not even a Christian.
      But for 50 years now I'm living behind the Catholic Church
      on First Avenue, and every night I'm overhearing their services.
      I can recall a lot of it, and maybe I can be of some comfort
      to this poor man." The policeman agrees, and clears the crowd so the man
      can get through to where the injured man lay.
      The old Jewish man kneels down, leans over the prostrate man
      and says in a solemn voice: "B-4.
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    • NATOPS1
      torque indicator cal problems
      By NATOPS1 · Posted
      OK I think you may have two different issues. I would  start with the mechanical side and verify all blade angles (low pitch stop, ground idle, reverse, feather, flight idle) and NTS gaps (anti rotation (drive) bracket, gearbox to NTS bracket and NTS bracket to valve housing) change or disassemble and lubricate the NTS bracket. Make sure to rotate the valve housing assembly to check the drive bracket gap.   Question: the aircraft flew with out accurate torque indications and NTS was checked? I caution because there is a maximum negative tq limitation during the check which I'm sure you are aware of but just wanted to make sure...   
    • Sonny
      In honor of National Farm Joke Day
      By Sonny · Posted
      In honor of National Farm Joke Day: An old farmer had a wife who nagged him non-stop. From morning until night, she was always complaining and nagging about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule so he made sure he tried to plow as much as possible. One day, he was out plowing when his wife brought him his lunch out to the field. He drove the mule into the shade, sat down on a tree stump, and began to eat his lunch. His wife then began nagging him again. Nag, nag, nag, it just went on and on. Then suddenly, the mule lashed out with both back legs. He caught her smack in the back of the head killing her straight away. At the funeral a few days later, the minister noticed something strange. Whenever a woman mourner went to talk to the old farmer, he’d listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement. But when a male mourner talked to him, he’d listen for a minute, then shake his head. This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So after the funeral, he spoke to the farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men. The old farmer said: “Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I’d nod my head in agreement.” “And what about the men?” the minister asked. “They all wanted to know if the mule was for sale.”
    • ermitao
      torque indicator cal problems
      By ermitao · Posted
      Hi first I would like to thank you for answering my question! This engine in question came from overhaul as well the torquemeter, the value from backshop is 29540, and they said to put on cal A -2340 and on cal B- 27200. As I started to calibrate the indicator with the standard value (29850), like you mentioned before, when reading the indicator it showed -800lbs torque, while trying to get positive torque reading the only values I could put on the indicator was -2600 and 27200. the indicator wouldn t go under the -2600. Changed three indicators and all showed the same. the reading was 500 lbs and could not go any higher(needed to be 700lbs). The point here is, I think the negative value for the cal A is out of standard as well the torquemeter, did the NTS check on air and did not get negative torque readings or lights on. Being talking with fleet management, and they say, all is normal according to OGMA, SA which is the back shop company. So what do you think about these values?
    • Oldmech59
      64-14854
      By Oldmech59 · Posted
      I got to work both systems at McCoy with the 55th. ARRS from January 1970 till June 71 at which time we moved to Hill AFB as the 1550 Training Wing. Really enjoyed the time om those birds.
    • Sonny
      Potentially vs, Realistically
      By Sonny · Posted
      A young boy went up to his father and asked him, "Dad, what is the difference between 'potentially' and 'realistically'?" The father thought for a moment, then answered, "Go ask your mother if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Then ask your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars and then, ask your brother if he'd sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Come back and tell me what you learn from that." So the boy went to his mother and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?" The mother replied, "Of course, I would! We could really use that money to fix up the house and to send you kids to a great university!" The boy then went to his sister and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?" The girl replied, "Oh good heavens! I LOVE Brad Pitt and I would sleep with him in a heartbeat. Are you nuts?" The boy then went to his brother and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?" "Of course," the brother replied. "Do you know how much a million bucks would buy?" The boy pondered the answers for a few days and then went back to his dad. His father asked him, "Did you find out the difference between 'potentially' and 'realistically'?" The boy replied: "Yes. 'Potentially,' you and I are sitting on three million dollars, but 'realistically,' we're living with two hookers and a future congressman or Governor."
    • pjvr99
      torque indicator cal problems
      By pjvr99 · Posted
      no minimum value stamped on tm. T.O. says unload engine by turning off bleed air, generator and hydraulic pump. Then move throttle slightly forwards or backwards to obtain LOWEST torque indication. Adjust CAL-A/CAL-B -4000/25850. If the difference between INDICATED torque and CALCULATED torque is more than 750"lb reject torquemeter and return it to overhaul.    
    • Casey
      C-130 News: 302nd AW reservists named 2016 aircrew of the year by AFA
      By Casey · Posted
      F. Whitten Peters, the Air Force Association chairman of the board, presents the AFA President’s Award to the 2016 Outstanding Reserve Aircrew of the year to Lt. Col. Luke Thompson, C-130 Hercules aircraft commander, and the aircrew of GLIDE 68, Sept. 18 at the AFA Air, Space and Cyber Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland. Also present with the aircrew is Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, right, chief of the Air Force Reserve. The 302nd Airlift Wing aircrew received the award for outstanding operational expertise and professional skill from January to December 2016 resulting in the successful employment of the Joint Precision Airdrop System during the first C-130 combat airdrop mission originating from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. Pictured from left, Lt. Cols. Barry Cupples, Brian Thomas, Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Flight, F. Whitten Peters, the Air Force Association chairman of the board, Lt. Col. Luke Thompson, Senior Master Sgt. Mark Skarban, Master Sgt. Nathan Bowles and Staff Sgt. Joshua Winn. GLIDE 68 member not pictured is Lt. Col. Anthony Smith. Source: http://www.302aw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1370548/302nd-aw-reservists-named-2016-aircrew-of-the-year-by-afa/ By: 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
    • Casey
      Blind Bat aircraft 1969-70 from John Allen
      By Casey · Posted
      Done!!  They are located here.
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