FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1640 times:
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Just wondering if the Blue Angels still use Fat Albert in their shows. I know it's a C-130 Herk, but is it just one Herk, or is there's more than one? If so, which model is it? Also, does the USAF Thunderbirds have a similar aircraft that they use to support the team? Any & all replys is appreciated. Regards.
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USAir1489 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1556 times:
In a similar thread on a different message board, the Thunderbirds use whatever transport they can get for the weekend. Sometimes it's a C-141, sometimes it's a C-17, sometimes it's a C-130, or there are times when they just don't have one because of operational commitments. Often, the Thunderbirds do not know what they will have as far as a support aircraft goes.
I will get an opportunity to photograph/videotape Fat Albert and the Blues tomorrow at Willow Grove. Hope to see some of you guys there!
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KC-135 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1533 times:
I belive it is a C-130 "H" model with JATO rockets attached to the under rear fuselage. And as far as I know they only operate one. When teh Thunderbirds came to Westmoreland County Airshow, they had a C-130 also come in but I dont know if that is the regular plane.
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
I saw the Blue Angels Fat albert a few years ago at the rochester Airshow and it was cool. As for the thunderbirds both times I have seen them In Hamilton they have had a C-141 both times from Mchord AFB.
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