23 May '14, 1pm

C-17 Globemaster and C-130 Hercules Flypast at RAF Wittering.

C-17 Globemaster and C-130 Hercules Flypast at RAF Wittering.

Aircraft will visit Royal Air Force Wittering on Friday 30th May when a C-17 Globemaster and a C-130 Hercules fly over the famous Station. Both remarkable transport aircraft will fly directly over the historic Officers’ Mess, making a single pass before climbing away and continuing with their training sorties. C-17 Globemasters are capable of rapid delivery of troops and all types of cargo to bases anywhere in the world. They also have a well established role as an airborne intensive care unit to transfer critically injured patients. The C-130 Hercules is an instantly recognisable aeroplane; it is the workhorse of the RAF’s air transport fleet and has long been employed for aeromedical evacuation. The aircraft will be flying pre-planned aeromedical training sorties, but have been tasked by the RAF Events Team to conduct the flypast to mark the closure of the Ministry of De...

Full article: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/c17-globemaster-and-c1...

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