Hercs on tour

Together for the ninth time, Polish and American C-130 crews trained at Powidz, Poland, as Krzysztof Kuska reports.

C-130E 1505 (70-1276) kicks up dirt on the grass strip at the 33rd Transport Aviation Base. The operating unit for the Polish Hercules fleet is the 14. Eskadra Lotnictwa (14th Aviation Squadron) home-based at Powidz. All photos Piotr Łysakowski
Polish and US aircrew huddle on the flight deck of a ‘legacy’ Hercules. For the 166th Airlift Wing overseas exercises are a very important element of training, allowing combined operations and, for some personnel, a first overseas deployment.


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