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  • C-130 News: Blue Angels & Toys for Tots make toy drop in SWLA

    The U.S Navy Blue Angels teamed up with Toys for Tots Foundation to make spirits a little brighter in Southwest Louisiana. The brand new C-130 aircraft landed at Lake Charles Regional Airport Tuesday morning with more than 5,000 pounds of toys and books for local children. Santa was also on hand for the delivery! “This is the first time we’ve been able to partner with Blue Angels in 3 years...They just got this C-130 less than a year ago,” said Toys for Tots Operations VP D

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    2020 C-130 News 1

    C-130 News: Turkey Modernizes Seven C-130 Planes

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has completed modernization of seven aircraft under the C-130 E/B Avionics Modernization (Erciyes) Program. “In the Erciyes C-130 modernization project, which includes a total of 19 aircraft, we have completed the modernization works of 7 aircraft, which have been integrated with the latest technologies,” TAI announced on December 8. The 56-month project signed in 2007 covers avionics modernization of all of Turkish Air Force (TuAF) C-130 planes. The

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    C-130 News: Simple health precautions help keep Tokyo-based airlifters flying during the pandemic

    Social distancing, mask wearing, contact tracing, testing and quarantines have enabled the U.S. military’s airlift hub in Tokyo to continue its mission across the Indo-Pacific region despite the global pandemic, the 374th Airlift Wing commander said Friday. “We’ve been executing every mission we’ve been tasked to do, not without regard for COVID, but despite COVID,” Col. Andrew Campbell told Stars and Stripes in an interview. COVID-19 is the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

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    2020 C-130 News 1

    C-130 News: Military plane crash victims memorialized after 48 years

    Horry County officials and family members of the thirteen airmen that passed away in the 1972 military air crash in the Bayboro area gathered Saturday to honor the victims on the 48th anniversary of the crash. "Historic preservation is what I like to do," said Jamie Thompkins, with Horry County Historical Preservation Society, who helped plan the event. "I had no idea this was going to be an emotional rollercoaster for me, but it has been ... What I found was a story that was tucked away in

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    2020 C-130 News 2

    C-130 News: US approves sale of USD 90 million worth of military equipment and services to India

    The US has approved the sale of USD 90 million worth of military hardware and services in support of its fleet of C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to strengthen the US-Indian strategic relationship and improve the security of a “Major Defense Partner”, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the Department of Defense said on Thursday. In a major sales not

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    2020 C-130 News

    C-130 News: C-130J refuels F-22s using Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System

    A C-130J Super Hercules conducted a hot-pit refuel of a pair of F-22 Raptors Nov. 24 at Koror Palau International Airport using an Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System. This mission was one of a series of operations associated with Westpac, a dynamic force employment of the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s area of responsibility. According to the Air Expeditionary Force Fuels Management Pocket Guide, ABFDS is an aerial, fuels-delivery system that enabl

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  • Capt. Steve Wright

    Hi Guys, anyone here operate civilian version of Hercules L100 or ( L382)? Or is this site for military C130's only? Thanks, Steve

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    AE2100D3 Engine ( Juliet )

    If any AE 2100D3 engine prop balance sometimes detected and didn’t do any rectification jobs. What are the problems will be happened? Please give me  Any practical or theoretical idea.  Thanks 

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    C-130 Technical

    38106-001 or 915-38106-001

    End Use- Nigerian Air Force

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    C-130 General

    38106-001 or 915-38106-001

    Can you advise End User? 

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    C-130 General

    Exterior Lightning

    Read the FARs or ICAO for your situation

    NATOPS1
    NATOPS1
    C-130 Technical

    Fuel vent checkvalve

    You need to be more specific. Which part of the fuel system are you asking about?

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    C-130 Technical

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