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 PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject: C130 (Hercules) - Tepper Aviation (N2731G) Reply with quote Back to top

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide.
The C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation and cargo transport aircraft, and has the longest, continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. [Wikipedia]

Tepper Aviation, Inc. is based at the Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview, Florida.
The company has a long association with the CIA.

N2731G is widely alleged to be a CIA-operated aircraft. Under its previous registration of N2189M it achieved notoriety for being allegedly involved in extraordinary rendition*. It was re-registered in December, 2006 under a new tail number,N2731G.
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=N2731G


N2731G at Sendai Airport, Japan.


N2731G at Sendai Airport, Japan.


Looking forward from the Flight Engineer's seat


Overhead panel

*"Extraordinary" or "Irregular" Renditions
"Persons suspected of terrorist activity may be transferred from one State (i.e., country) for arrest, detention, and/or interrogation. Commonly, this is done through extradition, by which one State surrenders a person within its jurisdiction to a requesting State via a formal legal process, typically established by treaty. Far less often, such transfers are effectuated through a process known as extraordinary rendition or irregular rendition. These terms have often been used to refer to the extrajudicial transfer of a person from one State to another." --Michael John Garcia, Legislative Attorney, American Law, Library of Congress September 22, 2005
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 PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That looks a lot like the J model flight display in an E model airframe. Cool bit of kit! I bet a bunch of RAAFies flogging around in the H would like a set up like that! Razz
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 PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: ..... Reply with quote Back to top

My hangar in Kabul, Afghanistan was right next to this exact aircaft. Saw it many times.
 
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