C-17 crews make record airdrop
Tech. Sgt. Marvin Mosley releases a dropsond from the rear door of a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11 over Afghanistan. The dropsond is designed to relay information, such as wind speed and altitude, back to a computer onboard the aircraft so the Precision Air Drop System can calculate the best airdrop point. Sixty-two cargo bundles were dropped from two C-17s to a drop zone in Afghanistan. This was the first time a combat cargo drop of this magnitude has taken place from two C-17s in formation over one drop zone. Sgt. Mosley is a loadmaster with the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Manas, Kyrgyzstan.
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson
October 20, 2012
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