FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8509 times:
GulfstreamGuy....I asked about this same plane a long time ago. Apparently there were several "Fat Albert" over the years. If you'll do a search in this forum (military aviation), you may be able to find it. You'll fing it quite interesting. Look in my profile under topic starter. I think it's stll there. Regards.
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2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8436 times:
As of 10-02 the Blue Angels were assigned C-130T BuNo 164763. It is assigned to them but is carried on Marine Corps books. Crew, as noted by the BA website is all USMC. They were also assigned a TC-130G BuNo 151891, but I think (not sure) that this a/c was replaced by the 130T.
The C-130 that I have a picture of was taken at the air show in Little Rock AFB in 1999, so that particuliar Fat Albert was a C-130G BuNo 151891. It was replaced by C-130T BuNo 164763 in Nov. 2002. The C-130G I have a picture of is now at the Navel Air Museum in Pensacola, Florida.
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8366 times:
In 2002, the Blues had two C130's on the ground in Traverse City at the same time for the whole weekend. I had never seen that before. What is pretty regular though, is when an engine FOD's out, they use an ANG C130 to bring a new engine up from P-Cola.
PhatAlbert From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7421 times:
The Phat Albert nowadays is 164763 (cn 5258)
and yes all crew is USMC and i think they serve 2 years maybe.. then are replaced by other officers.. same as the f-18 pilots.. http://www.airliners.net/open.file/069143/L/ is where a lil info might come from.. hope i helped a lil