A USAF C-130J Super Hercules lands on an unimproved runway at Powidz Air Base, Poland on 25 August 2014 (Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton © USAF)

USAF concludes Poland airlift deployment

A USAF C-130J Super Hercules lands on an unimproved runway at Powidz Air Base, Poland on 25 August 2014 (Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton © USAF)
A USAF C-130J Super Hercules lands on an unimproved runway at Powidz Air Base, Poland on 25 August 2014
(Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton © USAF)

The US Air Force’s Ramstein C-130J Super Hercules’s and crews concluded their three month tour in Poland on 25 August 2014.

Set against a deteriorating strategic situation in Ukraine, where Russia is putting pressure on NATO’s natural buffer, the C-130s conducted low-level flight training, flew in to rough and less rought landing zones and worked together with Polish and other NATO military personnel in cargo airdrops and parajumps.

The Ramstein crews put their planes in the air for 330 hours, during 150 flying missions. The Hercs flew from Powidz Airbase, 40 miles (63 km) east of the centre of the city of Poznan in the heart of Poland.

Source: USAF with additional reporting by Airheadsfly.com editor Marcel Burger

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