Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Serenity at the Controls


On Tuesday, Nov. 14, a group from my local MOAA chapter was given a guided tour of one of the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing at Thompson Air National Guard Field adjacent to the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.  We got a close-up look at the first C-17 assigned to an Air National Guard unit, aircraft #0007, which joined the 172nd in 2003.  It is one of nine C-17s assigned to the 172nd.  Besides the officers of the chapter, two spouses and my granddaughter joined us to see this magnificent aircraft.

Serenity standing in the cavernous cargo bay only about 1/4 of the way down it.
[Faces deliberately obscured.]

And seated in the right-seat in the cockpit.

C-17 #0007 has been named "Spirit of America's Veterans" which was aptly chosen for our tour since we are all veterans.  We had a great visit and thank the 172nd for the experience.

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