Today in aviation history – August 23, 1954

aviation history

Canadian Forces Hercules

The first flight of the venerable Lockheed C-130 Hercules takes place at Burbank, California.

In 2007, the C-130 celebrated 50 years of continuous service.  Over 40 models and variants have been produced over the years.

Pictured above is a C-130H flown by the Canadian Air Force.  I took this recently at the Trenton air show.