On the weekend of March 27th through the 28th, 2010 N.A.S. Kingsville hosted Wings over South Texas featuring the world famous Blue Angels. Traveling with the Blues is their supply transport C130 fondly
referred to as “FAT ALBERT”. Myself, along with a small group were lucky enough to hitch a ride. I was able to mount several cameras in the plane, One in the cockpit and another in the cargo area, along with one on the ground. The following short video is a chronicle of this once in a lifetime trip. The Video was shot using a Panasonic HPX 300 using the AVC Intra 50 codec
“After a year long modernization program, we say goodbye to the first of the Hercs for the Mexico Air Force #C130” Cascade Aerospace Inc.
Cascade Aerospace Inc. announced that it has conducted the first test flight of a foreign military aircraft from its base in Abbotsford, British Columbia. This begins the completion phase of the Mexican Air Force C-130K Maintenance and Modernization program which began in 2014 and marks a significant milestone for the BC Aerospace Industry.
“Over the past year, engineering teams at Cascade Aerospace have designed and installed a complete upgrade to the cockpit avionic system including the integration of the advanced digital Rockwell Collins Flight 2 avionics suite to meet twenty-first century navigation and communication requirements, as well as digital fuel quantity indication and engine instrument display systems
This aircraft, one of two currently in Cascade’s hangar, has also had a new Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) installed and a Wing Availability and Sustainment Program conducted on it.
Operational and technical training for Mexican Air Force personnel was conducted at the company’s facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia using the onsite Rockwell Collins Flight2 procedural training simulator.