Hercules

Heavylift C-130

During the early to mid-90s, Heavylift sub-leased four L-100 Hercules from Indonesian Pelita Air Services. Initially, three of these aircraft would become part of a contract to move vehicles and parts around Europe on behalf of the Ford Motor Company, these flights mostly taking place between Liverpool, Southend, Saarbrucken and Valencia, while the remaining aircraft was sent to Singapore where it would maintain the Asian arm of the contract. However, three of these aircraft would later depart for cargo work in South Africa while the fourth would move to the south coast of the UK where it would become part of Oil Spill Response contract that had been won by Heavylift in 1994. Otherwise, all of these aircraft would make irregular visits to Southend at one time or another, either carrying Ford parts or for engineering work/positioning purposes.

 

Heavylift Hercules Fleet

PK-PLR

12/90 to 1/94

PK-PLU

9/89 to 12/91 and 2/96 to 10/96

PK-PLV

6/90 to 7/92

PK-PLW

6/90 to 10/90 and 12/93 to 2/97

 

Do you have any other, interesting snippets of information about these aircraft or indeed, any pictures that you would like to share? If so, please post submissions below or contact us on saadinfomail@gmail.com

Many thanks from the SAAD Admin Team.