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  • C-130 News: The US Air Force's MC-130 Seaplane is Finally in the Works

    Lockheed Martin's C-130J Super Hercules aircraft is not just the workhorse for the military but also a super achiever. In its career that has spanned over two decades, this aircraft has landed in the Arctic, on the highest airstrip, and even an aircraft carrier carrying out medevac, troop, and cargo transport. The US Air Force now plans to make it a seaplane as well, thereby making it possible for this mighty aircraft to land anywhere across the globe.  To ensure that the new version of the

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    2021 C-130 News 2

    C-130 News: Air Force pilots test landing skills on Highway 287 during military exercise

    The United States military made history yesterday when it landed a C-130 aircraft on Highway 287 north of Rawlins during a joint training exercise. Moments after sunrise, the cargo plane burst through storm clouds to the east of the roadway at about 240 miles per hour. 500 feet off each wingtip was an A10. Known also as “flying guns,” A10’s are the Air Force’s primary low-altitude close support aircraft. Until yesterday, the Air Force had never landed a C130 on an American highway, although two

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    2021 C-130 News

    C-130 News: Torque synchronizes TLR C-130J aircraft maintenance

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Aircraft maintenance units at Little Rock Air Force Base recently turned toward implementing Torque, a software suite of tools and applications, as part of an effort to streamline processes and efficiency to improve productivity across the units and installation. In an effort to align with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles. Q. Brown Jr.’s Action Order Delta: Design Implementation, Torque was first introduced within one of 19th AMXS’s smaller sections,

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    2021 C-130 News

    C-130 News: Teaching the Commando new tricks

    Teaching the Commando new tricks By Staff Sgt. Brandon Esau, AFSOC Public Affairs / Published September 14, 2021 HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- The C-130J is an incredibly versatile aircraft, and since it’s creation, it’s landed on rough fields, in arctic locations and even an aircraft carrier Yet, it cannot land on water, which covers about 71% of the planet. As national strategic objectives shift focus to littoral regions, Air Force Special Operations Command is advancing new approac

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    2021 C-130 News

    C-130 News: Reserve C-130 aerial firefighting teams fly during second busiest wildfire season

    PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- The 302nd Airlift Wing has three C-130 Hercules aircraft flying sorties out of McClellan Air Tanker Base this year in Sacramento County, California, performing an aerial firefighting mission unique within the Air Force Reserve. Since first being activated July 20, the 302 AW has been working together with other military aircraft from Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd AW, Wyoming ANG’s 153rd AW, and California ANG’s 146th AW to drop millions of ga

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    2021 C-130 News

    C-130 News: 908th Airlift Wing remembers 9/11 with flyover

    Remembering the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, provides little cause to celebrate for the vast majority of United States citizens, including members of the Armed Forces.  Many face the day with somber reverence to the memory of all the victims and the heroes that sacrificed themselves that day (and for the 20 years since) so that others may live in peace and security. The significance is not lost on the Airmen of the 908th Airlift Wing, who, despite continuing to conduct tactical airlift

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  • C-130 Seaplane Program Put On Back Burner (Updated)

    C-130 Seaplane Program Put On Back Burner (Updated) Funding challenges and ‘reprioritization of capabilities’ has resulted in an indefinite delay of the C-130 floatplane’s test flight. byHoward Altman| UPDATED Feb 2, 2023 6:57 PM Howard Altman The initial test flight of an amphibious MC-130J special operations transport was anticipated to take place this year, but those plans have changed. “We were initially aiming to conduct an operation capability demonst

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    C-130 General

    Engine #1 doesn't pitch lock

    Thanks.  We found corrosion in the pin M in the plug  horses coller . We repaired the pin and the problem resolved.  

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    C-130 Technical

    Engine #1 doesn't pitch lock

    If RPM is staying at 100%, and the pitchlock check is the only check that is failing, the only thing that remains is a wiring issue or the switch is broken. I highly recommend you break out the wiring diagram and start checking for open circuits.

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    C-130 Technical

    C130 j apu shuts down @ 60%

    When starting apu, everything goes as normal and shuts down @60%. We have swapped relays and the 3speed switch has been replaced, any suggestions. 

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    C-130 Technical

    Engine #1 doesn't pitch lock

    Hi there after changing propeller #1 we did reindexing but engine #1 doesn't go to over speed . RPM fixed at 100% with Fuel flow  2400. So the pitch lock can't  intervene .  As operation effected. _change the synchrophaser. _change the valve housing. _Change the propeller assembly. _ change the engine #1 . _ Continuity and insulation measurements between valve housing and syn . But still the same problem. (Engine #1 doesn't pitch lock) Any solution pl

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    C-130 Technical

    NEW TD Amplifiers PN 23089510, NSN 5996-01-628-4657

    EPC 2192 - Change released to T56-A-15 engine, TD Amplifier P/N 23059687 changed to P/N 23089510

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