Braking Longer:

The Air Force wants to replace the braking system on about 600 of its heavily used C-130 tactical airlifters, beginning in 2010. The change will improve the number of landings a Hercules can make from 200 with the current system to about 2,000. A1C Steele Britton reports that a team of engineers and technicians from Little Rock AFB, Ark., the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB, Utah, and Air Mobility Command met recently at Little Rock to discuss the mechanics of testing the new system on 21 Herks at the Arkansas base.