April 5th, 2016 by

Last of legacy series hercs leaves Trenton

RCAF Commander, Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, final aircrew and guests pose before boarding for CC130307’s retirement flight at 8 Wing/ Canadian Forces Base Trenton on 5 April, 2016. Crew members include Major (Maj.) Philip Marcus (ADM(Pol)), Aircraft Commander, Maj. Keith Hoey (426 (T) Sqn), First Officer, Captain Brian Cormier (424 (T&R) Sqn), ACSO, Sergeant (Sgt.) Simon Bourassa (424 (T&R) Sqn), Flight Engineer, Loadmasters Sgt. Derrick Matheson (424 (T&R) Sqn) and Master Corporal Tyler Simpson (424 (T&R) Sqn), and SAR Technician, Master Warrant Officer Wayde Simpson (1 CAD HQ TRSET Det Trenton). Also joining the crew are Maj. Micky Colton, CC130307 event coordinator from 424 (T&R) Sqn, and Warrant Officer Michael Hope, 424 (T&R) Sqn’s Deputy Operations Officer. Photo by Master Corporal Mathieu St-Amour, 8 Wing Imaging © 2016 DND-MDN Canada

RCAF Commander, Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, final aircrew and guests pose before boarding for CC130307’s retirement flight at 8 Wing/ Canadian Forces Base Trenton on 5 April, 2016.
Crew members include Major (Maj.) Philip Marcus (ADM(Pol)), Aircraft Commander, Maj. Keith Hoey (426 (T) Sqn), First Officer, Captain Brian Cormier (424 (T&R) Sqn), ACSO, Sergeant (Sgt.) Simon Bourassa (424 (T&R) Sqn), Flight Engineer, Loadmasters Sgt. Derrick Matheson (424 (T&R) Sqn) and Master Corporal Tyler Simpson (424 (T&R) Sqn), and SAR Technician, Master Warrant Officer Wayde Simpson (1 CAD HQ TRSET Det Trenton). Also joining the crew are Maj. Micky Colton, CC130307 event coordinator from 424 (T&R) Sqn, and Warrant Officer Michael Hope, 424 (T&R) Sqn’s Deputy Operations Officer.
Photo by Master Corporal Mathieu St-Amour, 8 Wing Imaging
© 2016 DND-MDN Canada

One of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s most recognizable transport planes made its final flight out of CFB Trenton today.
The last CC-130 Hercules E Legacy series has been taken out of service and flew off to its new home at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa this morning.
The two-hour flight put an end to nearly 50 years of services for the gigantic aircraft, which was used to move people and cargo, search and rescue and navigational training.
The RCAF recieved 24 of the planes between 1964 and 1968 and officials call it a true workhorse.

 

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