8 C-130 Hercules ‘Buzzed’ The Charlotte Skyline Yesterday Afternoon in Historic Flight


Eight massive C-130 Hercules transport planes buzzed the Charlotte skyline yesterday afternoon at roughly 1,000 feet in the sky (the Bank of America tower is 871 feet tall).

The historic flight was a celebration of the very last flight the 46-year-old C-130s will ever take.

Charlotte’s 145th Wing National Guard unit will be transitioning to C-17 Globemaster III planes on Oct. 1.

The 8 members of the 145th Wing flew their massive C-130s together over Uptown Charlotte and the North Carolina mountains before performing a supply drop in Stanly County.

The formation flew out to New London to conduct the drops, then returned back to their Charlotte base.

We’ll miss you Hercules!