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Lockheed C-130 Hercules (92-0549) - Nevada ANG's "Roller 4-9" taxiing south on Alpha preparing to take off on its second sortie of the day.
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Lockheed C-130 Hercules (92-0549)


Nevada ANG's "Roller 4-9" taxiing south on Alpha preparing to take off on its second sortie of the day.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
The crew for this mission was different from the crew that flew the morning sortie. When 4 - 9 returned to RNO about 20 - 25 minutes before this shot was snapped, the morning crew turned over this Hercules to the new crew - the props never stopped turning - and, as seen here, 4 - 9 taxied out to go airborne again.
Greg Byington
Darryl Sarno
Up close and personal! Great shot Gary!
Ken Hardy
The C-130 has been in production for over 60 years this is a J model.
@Ken Hardy Actually it is not a J A C130J have an environmental and ice-protection bladder at the bottom front of the tail and J's came out in 1997, this in 1992 model C130H with NP 2000 Props
serge LOTH
Super machine!!!!!!!!5* Gary..
Gary, when I was in a training squadron for PUIs on CH-46Es, we did quite a few hot seat turn overs to a new pilot trainee. I would bet at least one pilot was in a seat as the other swapped out.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Greg, Darryl, and Serge >>> Howdy to each of you and also TY for the kind comments about the photo. I appreciate your compliments, guys.
Hi, Ken >> I see that ysolo has already replied, and he is correct. The 152 AW here at RNO has no "Js" in its inventory. But you are 100% correct about the long production history of the Hercules. Truly a workhorse. (Wave)
Ysolo >>> TYVM for explaining the notable ID features of the "J."
WhKn77 >>> Hey, Hi to you. Been a while since I've seen your moniker appear under a pic of mine. How's everything? Hope all is going A-OK at your end. As for the crew swap, you are probably spot-on correct. I only heard the radio transmission between the tower and ground controller and the just-returned crew. I was not close enough to observe the actual changeover - and to be honest, I wouldn't have known exactly what I was seeing anyway. lol I'm a ground-lubber with zilch aviation knowledge and filled with frustration that I'm a ground-lubber and also filled with envy of any person who can go up in the sky either as a pilot or a crewperson. So I thank you for clarifying for me what was going on during that crew swap. (Wave of Thanks, my friend)
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