Earlier this afternoon, a Royal Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, serial ‘ZZ175’ visited LMML for a brief stop while conducting a navigational training flight. The Royal Air Force operates 8 examples of the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, an aircraft which is capable of rapid, strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases anywhere in the world. The Globemaster’s load-bearing rear ramp and digitally controlled loading systems, combined with the skills of its crews and ground handlers, enable large, complex items of equipment, including Chinook helicopters, military vehicles and other heavy items of specialist kit to be loaded.
Later in the afternoon, a Belgian Air Force C-130H with ‘serial CH-12’ visited LMML for a night stop. This is the fourth time that the aircraft visited LMML in 2021, which is more than welcome due to their impending retirement towards the end of 2021.