Two Delaware Air National Guard C-130 aircraft to perform flyover at Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at Delaware Memorial Bridge

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Delaware Air National Guard
Headquarters, 166th Airlift Wing
2600 Spruance Drive
New Castle, DE 19720-1615 

News media welcome to event Sunday morning at Delaware Memorial Bridge

Contact: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey
Delaware Air National Guard Public Affairs
Cell 302-593-2126
Release No. 2007-11-001
Nov. 8, 2007


NEW CASTLE, Delaware - Two C-130 aircraft from the Delaware Air National Guard will perform a flyover Sunday morning Nov. 11 at the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and AMVETS will host the Veterans Day Ceremonies.

The program, scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m., will be held at the Memorial Plaza, Delaware Memorial Bridge, New Castle, Delaware.

The two-ship C-130H aircraft flyover will occur at 10:20 a.m.

The Delaware National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Francis Vavala, will attend, as will senior leadership of the Delaware Army and Air National Guard. Also attending will be representatives from other military units in Delaware, plus civilian leadership including officials representing the Governor of Delaware, Delaware's congressional delegation, and other state and local elected officials.

The National Veterans Day Committee in Washington, DC has designated Veterans Day in New Castle, DE, as a 2007 Regional Site. If you have questions please feel free to contact the Commission of Veterans Affairs at (302) 739-2792 or (800) 344-9900. Web site:

The Delaware Air National Guard is based at New Castle County Airport with 1,100 members. The unit has eight C-130H model aircraft. Each aircraft has been flown in numerous combat regions, including missions throughout Afghanistan and Iraq. Several dozen unit Airmen are preparing several C-130 aircraft for four months of combat flying missions in Afghanistan and Iraq starting in late Dec. 2007. 

The Air Force Fact Sheet for the C-130 is online at:

C-130H model aircraft facts

Power Plant: Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops; 4,591 prop shaft horsepower
Length: 97 feet, 9 inches
Height: 38 feet, 10 inches
Wingspan: 132 feet, 7 inches
Cargo Compartment: Length, 40 feet; width, 119 inches; height, 9 feet.
Speed: 366 mph at 20,000 feet
Ceiling: 23,000 feet with 42,000 pounds payload.
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 155,000 pounds
Maximum Allowable Payload: 42,000 pounds
Maximum Normal Payload: 36,500 pounds
Range at Maximum Normal Payload: 1,208 miles
Range with 35,000 pounds of Payload: 1,496 miles
Maximum Load: 6 pallets or 74 litters or 16 CDS bundles or 92 combat troops or 64 paratroopers, or a combination of any of these up to the cargo compartment capacity or maximum allowable weight.
Crew: Five (two pilots, navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster)
Aeromedical Evacuation Role: A basic crew of five (two flight nurses and three medical technicians) is added for aeromedical evacuation missions. Medical crew may be decreased or increased as required by the needs of patients.
Unit Cost: $30.1 (FY 1998 constant dollars in millions)
Date Deployed: Jun 1974
Inventory (C-130E/H/J/J-30): Active force, 186; Air National Guard, 222; Air Force Reserve, 106

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