GREYBULL AIRPORT (KGEY), PLANES IN DESERT STORAGE
Lockheed C-130A N132HP (ex/ 56-0507, N4172Q). It has N4172 scratched through, maybe the Q has already faded.
The tailnumber N132HP (as N4172) has been spray-painted in a coarse manner: this C-130 was never intended to fly.
In 2021 I learned that another attempt will be made to auction off these propliner hulks..
Some will go only for parts, some only for the fuselages. Bidding prices will start low, as scrap meatl prices are low and thi slocation is very remote, making transport costs an issue for interested buyers.
Above and below N132HP seen from the other side.
N132HP still has the USAF serial '0507' on the nose.
Lockheed C-130A N133FF, ex/ 56-0535.
Identified by the vague '535' showing through the paint on the nose and by previous obbservations "with the
tyres on the wings" over the years.
The nose radome has been swapped with an operational C-130 at some point.
These C-130s are probably still owned by the Pride Capital Group (or D&D Enterprises?), unsold at auction some years ago.
Though one or all could also belong to Harold Shepard (a.k.a. Harold Sheppard Jr), more on him later.
'535' at some point to make look like '635', why? How does the '7' and '59' relate to this airframe?
Sid Nanson helped me out here: "The '59' will be part of the AMARC Park Code, which was 'CF059' for this aircraft.
And I am fairly sure the '7' is something to do with AMARC as well, but what the significance is, I'm not sure.
I did read somewhere, that serials and markings are meant to be painted out before an aircraft is removed
from AMARC after sale, this is usually done with a thin wash of paint, in this case brown."
C-130A N133FF sure has an inviting open door...
That desert shrubbery gets in everywhere!
Not much left of this one! The photo below shows a close up of the forward fuselage...
A closer look at the reappearing serial clearly shows '0740' and '167th TAG'. Could this be (Joe Baugher): "58-0740
(c/n 282-3537) converted to WC-130B and back to C-130B, and then to GC-130B. Destroyed on ground by
Hurricane Andrew at Homestead AFB Aug 24, 1992." I have no candidate, it seems, among my previous 'Log Reports'.
This website seems to confirm this identity: www.aerialvisuals.ca
I assume that since it was damaged no FAA N-number was ever assigned
Lockheed C-130A Hercules 57-0511 (c/n 3218). I wonder what the story is of that red paint on the engine mounts?
Circa 1957 - Constructed as a RC-130A-55-LM by Lockheed at Marietta, GA.
Circa 1957 - Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Air Force with s/n 57-0511.
Circa 1957 - Transferred to 1370th Photo-Mapping Wing, Turner AFB, GA.
May 1966 - Base of operations changed, to Forbes AFB, KS.
Served duty in Vietnam.
Transferred to 9th Weather Recon Wing, Keesler, AFB, MS.
Converted to a C-130A. Transferred to 118th Tactical Airlift Wing, TN ANG, Nashville, TN.
1971 - Transferred to 143rd Tactical Air Lift Group, Rhode Island Air National Guard.
To Hawkins and Powers, South Bighorn County Airport, Greybull, WY with c/r N134HP.
26 March 1990 - Certificate of airworthiness for NR134HP (C-130A, 57-0511) issued.
The AeroVisuals has a photo, dated 13Sep97, N134HP at the Greybull ramp. With bright red engine cowlings but still in USAF camo and ANG titles and serial on the tail.
?? - To Pride Capital Group, Deerfield, IL
My files show 57-0511 (N134HP) stored at Greybull since at least 1990.
I received an email, in jan. 2003, with details on its history. "This RC-130 70511 was active during 1960-64
at Turner AFB, Albany(GA), operating at the time with oper 1375th Mapping and Charting Squadron / 1370th Photo
Mapping Wing; 1370th PMW came under Air Photographic & Charting Service (APCS), part of Military Air Transport
Service (MATS), USAF. The RC-130A fleet consisted of 16 aircraft: 54-1632, and 57-0510 through 57-0524."
Thanks to Jim Kinter Sr. (Webmaster-1370th Photomapping History) for this.
Manufactured around 1957 as a C-130A with s/n 57-0459, for the USAF. N135HP reg'd for H&P 16Feb1990.
Reg'd 29Sep05 for Pride Capital Group of Deerfield,IL.
C-130s 70459 (N135HP), 70511 (N134HP) and 60507 (
N135HP FAA website has registration cancelled while 'Sale reported'. To H. Shepard?
N134HP FAA website has registration cancelled while Registration Pending'. To H. Shepard?
N132HP FAA website has registration cancelled while 'Sale reported'. To H. Shepard?
Or perhaps it was only 'the fourth Herc' (the one without N-number) which is Mr Shepard's property?
A look inside C-130 70459 (N135HP)