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Date taken17-Jun-07 13:25
Date modified12-Jul-19 14:58
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Camera modelNIKON D80
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2007 0617.177

2007 0617.177

Lockheed C-130T 'Hercules' flown by the USMC. Known as "Fat Albert Airlines" it supports the USN Blue Angels. The Herc is flown by Major Stefan Mueller, Major Matt McGath, and Captain Russ Campbell.

ÒThis has been a great (job), it is the most unique assignment,Ó McGath, 39, of St. Joseph, Mich., said. ÒThe C-130 is the most versatile aircraft in the military.Ó
Fat Albert showcases the C-130Õs capability before the F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilots perform at packed air shows, he said. The plane became part of the Blue AngelsÕ shows in the mid-1980s. At some of those shows, pilots demonstrate the aircraftÕs eight side-mounted rocket boosters, which allows the plane to take off on shorter runways.
ÒThis is unique to the Blue Angels,Ó McGath said about a transport being used to perform aerobatic maneuvers. [Burlington Daily News]

Photo by Bob Nelson, Fargo AirSho practice across from the NDSU Rugby field.