Blue Angels get a new Fat Albert

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Unread post28 Jun 2019, 00:19 ... fat-albert

It's official, the Navy has sealed a $29.7 million deal for a second-hand C-130J Super Hercules from the Royal Air Force to replace the Blue Angels' beloved C-130T 'Fat Albert' transport. That aircraft was just retired as it had reached the end of its service life after spending the last 17 years with the team and flying over 30,000 hours in support of crazy schedule. You can read all about the bittersweet end to this aircraft's career in this past article of ours. But now we know Fat Albert's future actually looks very bright as the surplus C-130J will bring a whole new level of performance to the Fat Albert routine and a far newer aircraft to shuffle the team around.

looks like the JATO like take off is back

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