https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/blue-an ... -aircraft/
interesting development- but something that needs to be done. I know the Blues being without Bert has really thrown a wrench into things from time to time.
When I talked to one of the Bert pilots years ago, she stated that a C-130J would allow them to do some new maneuvers. Guess they can open the ramp in flight and stuff. Would be neat to see.
I do wonder whether they will perform in the aircraft or not. This new one could potentially be used for transport only.
https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/new-det ... t-process/
NewsRadio says that the aircraft will handle transport as well as airshow performances, but that doesn't seem to be backed up by the Q/A session they posted. I sure hope airshows are part of the deal!
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I don’t believe it’s the new one. I have seen the same one flying on ADS-B for several months in that area of SoCal. I checked around and it’s still flying with the RAF for their ops out of El Centro. Besides that, I show ZH872 as a C.4 model while I believe the RAF only divested/retired the shorter C.5s. I think the callsign is just a funny coincidence.
Many more grateful Americans deserve this photo op:
The Shadow of Fat Albert by Joe A. Kunzler, on Flickr
This photo is also guaranteed to terrify aircraft noise complainers. Whether harassing OLF Coupeville or MCALF Bogue, there is nothing that will scare aircraft noise complainers more than a photo of a C-130 with a Cook at the helm. How do I know? Posting this photo got me blocked from one of the Whidbey noise whiners' forums for a while!!
Also the fact this is my photo and 31 July 2015 was the best day of my life might have something to do with the above!
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