On the Last Flight of the RAAF C-130H Hercules

Nov 19, 2012 No Comments by

I’m sweaty, shaking and being sick for the third time and I’ve been looking forward to this day all week. The man next to me is also being persistently ill into his vomit bag and I have no idea where the ground is outside the gyrating tin can I’m stuck in. I’m honoured and excited to be here.

It’s the last flight of the Royal Australian Air Force’s workhorse, the Lockheed C-130H Hercules, at RAAF Base Richmond (northwest of Sydney), with all 12 in the Australian fleet being decommissioned to make way for the newer C-130J model.

For the complete story by Simon Black of The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph, click here.

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