First drop from T-131

T-130 first partial drop test
T-131’s first partial drop test, San Bernardino, August 15, 2013

Coulson completed their static tests and door calibration for Tanker 131, a C-130Q, and today did their first partial drop. They are also working on the FAA Type Certificate.

A video of the drop is below.

HERE is a link to a video of the aircraft taking off for the first time after the conversion and maintenance that has been underway for the last several months.

And below is a video of the doors opening and closing. (I know, but if you’re at home on a Thursday night, you might as well spend 18 seconds watching this.)