Airplane Weather Vanes: This C-130 Hercules Steel Airplane Weather Vane is made in the U.S.A. from heavy-duty 14 gauge steel. Unfortunately, we were unable to capture the beautiful, warm, brown metallic finish in the photograph. The C-130 Airplane Weather Vane is laser cut eliminating any unsightly welding marks producing a more attractive weather vane. Unlike some other brands that just show a silhouette, the C-130 Weather Vane has laser cuts in strategic places adding dimension, style and detail to the weather vane. Just look at the propeller design. It looks like the props are moving and the mighty Hercules is moving through the air.
Each steel weather vane goes through a 3-step production process so it can stand the test of time.
To begin, a zinc chromate plating is applied to the base metal for better adhesion, durability and rust prevention.
An attractive antique copper vein powder coat is then baked on the surface.
Finally a clear powder coat is applied to protect against UV rays. This prevents fading and produces a durable and scratch resistant product.
The weather vane arrives with the airplane figure, sealed ball bearing windcups which allow the windcups to spin with the lightest breeze, directionals (about 2 ¾" high), and your choice of mount. This weather vane has a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty on the finish and a lifetime warranty on all workmanship.
Select the mounting choice from the drop down menu.
Pole: about a 60" pole that slides into the ground.
Roof: for peaked roof tops with about a 12" rod.
Deck: mounts horizontally with a 4"x4" base and about a 12" rod.
This gift was perfect for my husband. He just retired from flying as Captain on a C-130. This gift will be placed just outside his newly remodeled man cave to always remind him of his life in the sky👍👍
By Steven L.
C-130 Weather Vane
July 3, 2020
Absolutely love it!
Heavy Duty, looks awesome
Maybe offer a choice of colors
C-130 weather Vane
April 13, 2020
Shipping was far faster than I thought it would be. I bought it as a Christmas gift. So as far as functionality I can not say as I have not installed it. I can say it is beautiful & appears to be excellent craftsmanship. It is sturdy & I believe it will last years. It will be installed in windy NewZealand so it should get a hell of a workout. I can give an update in January when I’m back in country.
C-130 Weather vane
April 12, 2020
Weather vane was exactly as advertised, excellent price and a quality item. Setup was very simple for those not mechanically inclined.
By Sandra L.
August 24, 2018
A great gift for my husband who flew this airplane for many years and loved every minute of it. After posting a picture of it to his old Air Force unit, they all want to order one. Memories memories!
Yes I would recommend this gift for an old C130 Aircrew!
Great gift for the pilot!
December 25, 2017
Ocean Springs, MS
June 6, 2017
I bought one of these C-130 weathervanes for myself, and it is so beautiful that I have started buying them as going-away presents for my co-workers (we work at a C-130 airfield).