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Why yes, you can loop a C-130

Perhaps channeling the ghost of the legendary Tex Johnston, Lockheed’s chief C-130 pilot Wayne Roberts put the LM-100J Super Hercules through its paces at the Farnborough International Air Show 2018. The LM-100J is the civilian cargo version of the C-130J Super Hercules tactical airlifter, both descendants of the venerable C-130 which has been flying since 1954. This is impressive stuff but, as Johnston said after barrel rolling the Dash 80, I’m sure Roberts would say he was just trying to sell airplanes.

The whole flight is remarkable, but the loop starts at 6:54.

Wayne Roberts: Certified Badass (
Wayne Roberts: Certified Badass (

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