Large C-17 Formation Set to Take Off Wednesday

Apr 09, 2013 No Comments by

A multi-ship formation of Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs is scheduled to take off tomorrow, April 10, to conduct a variety of U.S. Air Force training missions from Joint Base Charleston in North Charleston, N.C. Up to 21 C-17s will take off in the morning and will depart on a training route that will include airdrops, aerial refueling and low level tactical training.

The exercise has been coordinated with the Charleston County Aviation Authority and will not delay regularly scheduled flights at Charleston International Airport.

This large formation exercise (LFE) is a total-force effort with aircrews consisting of active-duty Airmen from the 437th Airlift Wing and Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing. The last LFE was conducted in 2010.This exercise is not in response to real-world events.

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