GulfstreamGuy
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Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:59 pm

I am trying to find out the exact specs and history on the C-130 that is known as "Fat Albert" for the USN Blue Angels. Type, year of manufacturing, other users if any, etc. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks,
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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:18 pm

Check this out. I haven't (other than the schedule) but there may be something.

http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/flashindex.html
 
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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:29 am

Emmett99,

Yeah, I had tried that site already but they only talk about the history of the "Fat Albert Airlines" team. No specs on the C-130 itself. Awesome site though! Blue Angels rock!

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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:56 am

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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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:00 pm

GSG,

This is a fairly interesting site on the C-130. Hope it helps.

http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/index.sht
 
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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:00 pm

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.


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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:30 am

Thanks for all of everyone's help. I was able to find it in this great web page.
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/navyserials.html This is a great site for anyone needing BuNos for military planes.

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.

Thanks again.

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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:57 pm

Here's something interesting. When I photographed the 737 prototype (N515NA) here at BFI, I noticed something interesting. Look to the lower right of the door. It says "Fat Albert I."


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Apparently, with a length only one foot greater than its wingspan, the stubby aircraft earned the nickname, "Fat Albert."

I assume this was before the Blue's got their own Fat Albert? This airframe was built in '67.


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RE: Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..

Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:34 pm

The Phat Albert nowadays is 164763 (cn 5258) http://www.airliners.net/photos/photos/3/4/1/069143.jpg
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

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