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Aircraft Photos of Lockheed C-130T Hercules "Fat Albert" (Blue Angels)


Pictures from the Blue Angels transport aircraft "Fat Albert" (BUNO 164763)

Aircraft:
Lockheed C-130T Hercules "Fat Albert"
Serial No.:
164763
Team:
Base:
Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL, USA
Branch:
United States Navy


"Fat Albert Airlines" was responsible for transporting personnel, supplies, and equipment of the "Blue Angels"-Team.


Pictures from the Blue Angels (United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron)

Farewell Bert, thanks for the ride.

On 22 May 2019 Fat Albert has flown it's last flight, from NAS Pensacola to Fort Worth where it will now serve as a ground trainer only. The aircraft 164763 served with the Blue Angels for 17 years and has reached the limit of it's max flight hours and structural limits. In time, the Blue Angels will accept a C-130J to fulfill the role of "Fat Albert" once again.


The Blue Angels have posted their own tribute to Bert:

"It's a bittersweet day for us as we say our final farewell to our venerable C-130T, Fat Albert. Fat Albert has served the Blue Angels honorably the past 17 years, flown more than 30,000 hours in support of our mission, and represented the United States Marine Corps to millions of fans. This current airframe, BUNO 164763, has been with the team since 2002, and was the last C-130 to conduct a jet-assisted take-off (JATO). While this may come as a shock to many of our fans, we have known this day was coming. The team will be transported via Fleet-provided logistics, until a permanent replacement aircraft is identified. Fat Albert will enjoy her retirement as a ground-based training aid in Fort Worth, Texas."





On the following pictures the C-130T demonstrates its Jet-Assisted Take-Off (JATO) capability. Eight solid-fuel rockets are attached to the sides of the aircraft, four on each side. The rockets allow the aircraft to take off within 1,500 feet, climb at a 45-degree angle, and attain an altitude of 1,500 feet in seconds. (Source: Blue Angels website)



Pictures:
Lockheed C-130T Hercules "Fat Albert"
Airshow:
Location:
Leeuwarden AB (LWR/EHLW), Netherlands
Date:
16 - 17 June 2006




Lockheed C-130T Hercules (164763), c/n: 382-5258, "Fat Albert", United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron ("Blue Angels"), United States Navy, NAS Pensacola, FL, USA

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Pictures:
Lockheed C-130T Hercules "Fat Albert"
Airshow:
Location:
MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA, USA
Date:
16 - 17 October 2004




Lockheed C-130T Hercules (164763), c/n: 382-5258, "Fat Albert", United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron ("Blue Angels"), United States Navy, NAS Pensacola, FL, USA

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Update: 23-Nov-2019


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