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Airmen from the 914th Maintenance Group reattach a propeller to an engine of a C-130 Hercules aircraft March 3, 2016 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The aircraft underwent a routine inspection as part of required maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Mekkri/released) ISO Inspections: Keeping Planes Flying
Every 540 days, the aircraft from Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station’s workhorse fleet, the C130 Hercules, are towed into a hangar on base for inspection. A thorough analysis is performed and, depending on the findings, planes may be stripped to the bone. Panels are removed, engines taken apart, propellers detached, noses lifted, wires checked, and
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