Drab Green C130 today at KMDW


#1

I see them all the time over RFD, but today at about 3pm (CST) there was a very low flying C130 flying under the weather - not sure if it was coming or going. I did not see it at all on the inbound or outbound listings…are military flights excluded from the listings? I sorta presume they are…but never seen one at MDW in the past.

Thanks!


#2

Well, you can’t track it if that’s what you mean. If it was drab green it could have been RAF like thsi one. forums.canadiancontent.net/inter … eased.html. I personally have never seen a C-130 other than the RAF in drab green. I hope this helped you! A lot more productive than google!


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Obama was in town today 3/15/13


#6

That makes a ton of sense…cars and what not that they move. Not sure where AF1 set down but it makes sense that this would be part of his team. I saw it and got on LiveATC with in 60 seconds and could not make rhyme or reason of where that craft was going to or coming from.


#7

Obama uses a C-17 to transport vehicles.


#8

I’m sorry I meant Jim Cancer! lol :laughing: :wink:

Cancer jokes are tasteless…


#9

This plane had props - I am 99% certain it was a C130 but then again I am not so bright. :laughing:


#10

I’m sure you saw a C-130. I’m saying that there’s a chance it wants related to Obama being there since he uses a C-17 to transport his cars.


#11

I was just shocked how low it was - under the weather over Orland Park Il. It was very foggy out - I dont want to make an estimate on the height as I am sure that I will be wrong - certainly under a few thousand feet.

Again, I see the National Guard C130’s all the time over RFD doing loops - but they all show up on the website, this one was no where to be found or heard. It stood out - being as we are on the path to MDW we hear Southwest all the time, the props was a whole new background sound.


#12

What website? Like I said it could possibly be RAF or RCAF. Both of those air forces have drab green C-130s.


#13

Why would RAF be flying out of Chicago/Midway? This was the exact same craft as flow by the National Guard…pretty sure it is a US plane - maybe the Canadians are invading eh? :question:

Still odd to me that it was not on this site - nor Live ATC


#14

Well military can not be tracked. There is a chance it was the RCAF though. Possibly for training. I’ve seen a German Air Force transall C-160 at Phoenix sky harbor and a RCAF F-18 at Mesa gateway so anything can happen.


#15

And it quite simply could be a ship from the 182nd airlift wing of the Illinois ANG based in Peoria:

www.182aw.ang.af.mil

Some good pictures there. Perhaps that will help


#16

Thank you, Jim!

A lot of military forces use the C-130. It is a very widely used plane.