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Fat Albert prepares to taxi for its function check flight June 5 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Blue Angels members were present to witness the FCF flown by the 514th Flight Test Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Alex R. Lloyd) Air Force returns Fat Albert to Blue Angels demo team
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently completed an eight-month. depot-level maintenance overhaul on the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels C-130T Hercules aircraft known as Fat Albert. Fat Albert is used to support the Blue Angels aerial demonstration team and performs its own aerial acts during air shows.
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A project to retrofit Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Advanced Threat Warning Systems onto the Navy C-130Js arrived at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in fiscal 2016. It was completed ahead of schedule in early fiscal 2017 through the combined efforts of the 559th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the unit that performs depot-level maintenance, repair and modification for all C-5 aircraft, and the 560th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, which does the same for the C-130. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Ed Aspera)
Success Here=Success There! WR-ALC completes LAIRCM installations on Navy aircraft
Take a group of U.S. Air Force C-5 maintainers fresh from a C-17 project. Team them with C-130 maintenance professionals and what do you get? Success for the U.S. Navy … in the sky.
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