Amazing Cockpit Video – C-130J Super Hercules Airshow Flight Display

This stunning video shows a Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules during flight display at Paris Airshow 2011. It includes full cockpit audio and cockpit video footage.

The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is the newest version of the Hercules and the only model still in production. Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J-model features considerably updated technology. These differences include new Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprops with Dowty R391 composite scimitar propellers, digital avionics (including head-up displays (HUDs) for each pilot), and reduced crew requirements. These changes have improved performance over its C-130E/H predecessors, such as 40% greater range, 21% higher maximum speed, and 41% shorter takeoff distance. The J-model is available in a standard-length or stretched -30 variant.

With more than 50 years, the Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. Fifteen nations have placed orders for a total of 300 C-130Js, of which 206 aircraft have been delivered as of December 2010.

UPDATE
After the video was taken offline, I contacted the owner to try to get it back online as soon as possible.
This was his statement:
“In truth, that video was never meant to be released, it was set to unlisted and only sent to a few individuals, (…) kinda got a bit out of hand and wasn’t cleared for release. If the USAF and Lockheed Martin agree to let me re-post it i will do”

Video back online!

Video

18 Responses

  1. Reboot says:

    WOAH! You can do all those things in an Hercules?! And that warm female warning voice… “Stall”… “Stall”. Hm…

  2. DALEPDSAERO says:

    What a bird, Leaves me speechless !

    Pilots not bad either !

  3. Ken says:

    I watched this earlier today without having to log in, now it appears that ability has been removed.

  4. Stephen Morgan says:

    I hope the person that posted the cockpit video did not get censured for distributing this video as I cannot find it anywhere else on the web. It’s quite evident that military personnel recorded this, but they may not have had permission to release it. The video on Vimeo has since be modified to “Private.”

    Michael, I hope you can get it posted again as I would like to show it to my son.

  5. Pierre-Alain says:

    Nice video, why is it “private” now ??? I can’t see it anymore…

  6. Michael says:

    I’m currently in contact with the author, let’s see what I can do. Hope for the best!

  7. David says:

    Hope you can get the author to change the status back to “public”. It’s an incredible video.

  8. Michael says:

    Today I got following statement:

    “In truth, that video was never meant to be released, it was set to unlisted and only sent to a few individuals, (…) kinda got a bit out of hand and wasn’t cleared for release.
    If the USAF and LM agree to let me re-post it i will do”

  9. Mike says:

    Sounds like a good video, would have loved to view it!!! I sure hope it gets put back online!

  10. Larry says:

    What a bunch of POOP…….Hype with no proof !!!!

  11. Dick Ryan says:

    Patiently waiting for some great views.

  12. Someone says:

    A user on FlightAware posted a new link to the original video: http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/cpasley/5495/

    (It’s impossible to delete something once it’s been posted to the Internet, someone always saves a copy)

  13. Kimmy says:

    Aw nuts! It looked like it might have been an awesome vid.

    But I have a vid where the prop flies off a plane, so that’s ok.

  14. Jim says:

    only saw it once, great video.. i have a few c-130 drvers VN era, that I wanted to pass it to. Also a brother-inlaw about to retire who was a loadmaster with RI ANG.

  15. r charles says:

    truly azmazing, USAF all the way!

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