C-130 Carrier Landing Trials
29 September 2014
In 1963, a US Navy aircrew landed a KC-130 on an aircraft carrier--on purpose and more than once.
Tim Nguyen: A Life With Flare
21 August 2014
From the last flight out of Saigon in 1975 to designing self-protection systems today, Tim Nguyen and the Hercules go way back.
C-130 Hercules Designer Willis Hawkins
11 August 2014
The career of Willis M. Hawkins, who, in 1951, led the team that designed the C-130.
Last Active Duty C-130E Retired
15 June 2012
The last US Air Force active duty C-130E—which was also the first one—is retired at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas.
Tweak My Ride
7 March 2012
Straightforward improvements to the C-130, P-3, and C-5 such as winglets, microvanes, and other methods to reduce drag should equate to big fuel savings.
C-130 Hercules Aerial Spraying
23 August 2011
The 757th Airlift Squadron provides a large-area aerial spray capability to control disease-carrying insects, eradicate undesirable plants, or disperse oil spills.
Meeting Of The Special Mission Minds
14 March 2011
Three Air Force Reserve Command units with atypical missions -- aerial firefighting, aerial spray, and tracking hurricanes -- meet for the first time.
Lockheed Martin Does Engines
28 February 2011
The company credited with designing, developing, and manufacturing the U-2 Dragon Lady, C-130 Hercules, C-5 Galaxy, and F-16 Fighting Falcon also maintains, repairs, overhauls, and tests the engines that power these aircraft.
18 December 2010
More than 1,800 C-130E/H and C-130J aircrew and 1,600 maintainers from the US and countries around the world are trained every year by instructors with the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas.
The Four Horsemen
11 August 2010
The story of the world's only four-engine-per-aircraft demonstration team.