The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert, recently returned to its role as the logistics and transport aircraft of the Blue Angels. Fat Albert underwent a ten-month preplanned Periodic Maintenance Interval (PMI), which allowed for her to go through extensive maintenance checks and repairs that are required every five years. While the aircraft will resume its role transporting the Blue Angels maintenance and support team, it will still be several more weeks before it performs at air shows. The C-130 has been the support aircraft of the Blue Angels since 1970, but began performing short demonstrations prior to the jet demonstrations in 1975. For more information, visit the Blue Angels website.
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