Last Wednesday New Yorkers were bugging out over a massive C-130 military plane doing low and slow laps with a pair of helicopters over Manhattan. The military originally said it was a “routine training exercise,” but now it’s reported that it was a training exercise for pulling President-Elect Donald Trump out of the…
There’s a C-130 circling New York City right now. Why?
A C-130 Super Hercules crashed shortly after midnight at Jalalabad Air Base which is located about 80 miles east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On-board were six military crew members and five civilian passengers, all of whom lost their lives. The passengers were all working with NATO’s mission in the country.
Here’s a pretty picture perfect scene of fireworks exploding behind a C-130 Hercules airplane at Yokota Air Base, Japan. I like to imagine all those fanciful blue explosions as a swarm of alien planes that are waiting to come back to the mothership Hercules. Or something like that.
Rick Perry is at it again, chasing his dreams of becoming the most powerful person and defacto leader of planet earth. This time around he’s armed with cool hipster glasses, a load of famous Navy SEALs and a C-130 Hercules campaign plane. Well, more like a campaign plane prop, as in one that won’t fly.
The Fast and the Furious conglomerate of movies is known for their egregious use of CGI and quite frankly some poor decision making, but according to a recent behind the scenes look from the latest Furious 7 sequel, this reputation might need reconsideration.
So you're firing up the 'ole Herk and one of the four Allison turbo prop engines won't turn over due to a sheared starter. You've got 2 choices to get things going in the event that a repair is not an option. Both choices are equally awesome.
Friday night, I came across this intriguing piece about vanished planes and how some are used for drug runs and then intentionally burned or hidden, never to be seen again. But within that, I learned that there was once a plane called the Lockheed L-100 — a civilian version of the C-130 Hercules.
Wildfire continues to rage across much of the west, and the military has responded by dispatching tanker planes to help battle the blazes. This video shows an Air National Guard crew dropping chemical fire retardant over one of Colorado's wildfires with a C-130 Hercules.
Jacob LaDuke served with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan in 2002 as an A-10 crew chief. Here, LaDuke explains one of his first nights at Bagram AFB and his near fatal brush with a big ol' Canadian transport. — Ed.
Eight U.S.-built C-130 Hercules military transports bought by Libya are sitting in a field on the grounds of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia. Moammar Gaddafi bought the planes but, when politics shifted, the U.S. military grounded them. Now the crazy dictator wants a $70 million refund.
"You feel a breeze, Bob?" "No, why? Is the door open?" "Couldn't tell ya. Nice day, though." (An Air Force C-130 Hercules over the western approach to the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo Credit: Kevin Ho.)
More than a mere mortal, but not fully God-like: Behold the power of a fleet of C-130 Hercules transports headed right at you. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephanie Rubi)
The Air Force has successfully fired a plane-based laser at the hood of a test car, successfully melting it. It's like the plot of Real Genius come to life!