PEACHTREE CITY, USA – Aventure Aviation will attend the annual Hercules Orion Conference (HOC), taking place October 17–20 in Aventure’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Aventure will also exhibit at booth #605 at the C-130 Technical Coordination Group (TCG) World Wide Review, taking place October 24–28 in Orlando, Florida.
The C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft produced by Lockheed Martin, just 20 miles from Aventure’s Atlanta headquarters.
Operated by 60 countries, the C-130 was originally built in 1956 for troop medical evacuation and cargo transport. It has since found a variety of military roles, including gunship, search and rescue, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, aerial firefighting, as well as civil use.
“We look forward to reconnecting with customers after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic,” said Ron Taylo, Aventure’s operations manager for military sales. “These events let us meet with end-users and maintenance centers, who can benefit from cost savings and faster repair times.”
The C-130 holds the record as the largest and heaviest aircraft to ever land on an aircraft carrier, which it did on the USS Forrestal on October 30, 1963. This experimental landing was to see if the C-130 could be used for resupplying aircraft carriers with urgently needed items.
This year, Aventure honors the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. Founded September 18, 1947, the U.S. Air Force heritage goes back nearly four decades prior. They are the world’s largest operator of the C-130, with over 350 in its fleet.