Shortly after, Twitter erupted with speculation from reporters about the purpose of the military exercise. Of course, it seems likely that the military flight was conducted because President-elect Donald Trump is currently in New York City and plans to live in Trump Tower for a significant portion of his presidency. One plausible theory is that the aircraft were testing new sensors or other security equiptment installed on Trump Tower or in the surrounding area.
Ask any troop who has deployed about their most uncomfortable moment and they'll probably mention the combat landing on their first day in-country. You can prepare grunts for the rigors of combat, yes, but you can't prepare them to be sloshed around in an aircraft that's packed like a can of sardines as it descends downward in a near-vertical corkscrew that stops on a dime. Also called an assault landing or Sarajevo landing, cargo pilots have to do a combat landing if enemy presence is expected in the area.
Air Force and the U. The test landing is a precursor to Exercise Swift Response 15, which will occur at Hohenfels in August. Matthew D.
The aircraft is a multi-national military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus Military now Airbus Defence and Space as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft, such as the Transall C and the Lockheed C Hercules. The latest upgrades to the aircraft on display at the Avalon air event in Australia include cockpit armour, IR counter measures and a host of avionics upgrades.
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An Environmental Assessment completed by Fort Riley concluded there would be no significant adverse effects from the construction and use of such a landing zone. According to Army officials, these activities would "parallel real-world operations and enhance the complexity and realism of training exercises" for Army and Air Force personnel. The study said noise levels from single C aircraft flying at approximately feet are anticipated to be experienced at less than 90 decibels on the.
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By Angelique N. A C Hercules lands on a dirt landing strip Oct. The landing strip is one of two austere landing strips in the Army nationwide.