Friday, June 21, 2013

PHOTO: RAAF C-130Js carry out low-level training

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Four Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed-Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft conducted an early morning tactical training flight on 21 June 2013. Departing RAAF Base Richmond at dawn, the aircraft flew a simulated airdrop mission in central New South Wales (NSW), before flying at low level for the NSW coast and tracking along the coastline, before heading inland to the Blue Mountains and returning to base. The Hercules crews, from No. 37 Squadron, were practicing their ability to navigate whilst flying in a tactical formation, similar to what they may do if conducting an airdrop of paratroops and cargo loads to a drop zone.

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