LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — Senior Airman David Deutsh checks the intake of a C-130 Hercules J-model aircraft’s propeller during a preflight inspection. Six Guard, Reserve and active-duty flying units are participating in a monthlong procedures, development and evaluation test of the C-130J. Airman Deutsh is a crew chief with the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Nahaku McFadden)
USAF LC-130 arriving at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010. This aircraft was on static display. At the end of the Antarctic season the aircraft stayed behind in Christchurch and was completely stripped to bare metal and repainted at Air New Zealand so that it would look in top shape fr its appearance at WOW.
Type: Lockheed LC-130H
Locationn: Wanaka Airport
Notes: The LC-130 is the ski-equipped version of the Hercules. During the summer these aircraft are based in Antarctica, where they support the mission of the US National Science Foundation.
Sunrises tend to be better from a C-130 flightdeck. Gorgeous!
Capt. Trent Gilmore, 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, flies an air transport mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. The C-130 aircrew delivered fuel and other supplies to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa. Captain Gilmore is deployed from the 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls, N.Y. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/Released.
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