RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH

When C-130 Hercules pilots started getting into trouble in challenging terrain, the 192nd Airlift Squadron ‘High Rollers’ of the Nevada Air National Guard reacted by establishing a specialist flying class.

‘Roller 31’, a C-130H3 of the Nevada ANG’s 192nd AS, exits a canyon in the California high desert.
All photos Jamie Hunter unless credited otherwise

THE 192ND AIRLIFT Squadron ‘High Rollers’ of the Nevada Air National Guard has been in the C-130 Hercules business for over 20 years. The squadron flies eight C-130H3s as part of the 152nd Airlift Wing out of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada, and has evolved to embrace an unusually diverse range of missions. Typical of the ANG, this makes use of the experience on hand, many of the squadron members having been here throughout their careers and accumulated in-depth knowledge of their mount.

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