Sunday, October 3, 2010

USAF C-17A arrives at John Wayne

C-17A (P-169) 07-7169 "Dover AFB" is captured on short final to Rwy 19R. (Photo by Doug Kerr)
Smokes the mains on Rwy 19R at 15:37.
(Photo by Michael Carter)

Rests on the John Wayne ramp as it waits for support vehicles to be loaded. (Photo by Michael Carter)

A nice look at the fwd section of the aircraft.
(Photo by Michael Carter)

Turning onto Rwy 19R for a 17:16 departure to Andrews AFB.
(Photo by Michael Carter)

On Thursday September 30, C-17A (P-169) 07-7169 arrived at approximately 1140 to drop off the support vehicles for Vice President Joe Bidens visit the following day October 1st. This was the first time that a C-17A has landed at John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA/KSNA). There have been several C-17A's perform ILS missed appraoches at the airport during the past few years and special fly-past done by a retiring Air Force General, so this was a historic visit for the small airport.

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