Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Navy gets Fat Albert replacement

A new Fat Albert C-130 is headed to the Pensacola-based U.S. Navy Blue Angels from the British Royal Air Force. The Navy said Monday that it had awarded a $29.7 million contract to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense for a Royal Air Force C-130J Super Hercules. In a news release, the Navy's Naval Air Systems Command based in Patuxent River, Md., said purchasing the used British aircraft to replace Fat Albert as part of the world-famous flight demonstration would be about $50 million less than the cost of a new aircraft. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 06/24/19) Previous