Daring Flights

Check out the amazing footage included in this Popular Mechanics’ article!

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Watch Four Air Force Transports Thread Through a Valley

MC-130Js usually fly at night to avoid being spotted by the enemy, but this clip captures them in broad daylight.

By Kyle Mizokami

May 23, 2019

A new Twitter video shows a formation of U.S. Air Force transports flying a particularly daring flight profile: a low-level formation flight through a Welsh valley. In the clip, you can see four MC-130J Commando II special operations transports, designed to support special forces troops, flying through the U.K.’s famous “Mach Loop” training ground.

In the video, captured by veteran plane spotter Peter Lewis, the first three planes are flying in tight formation, nose to tail, while the fourth plane trails a bit. The aircraft are almost certainly from the 67th Special Operations Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall in the U.K.

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