C-130J Hercules night-vision training
C-130J Hercules night-vision training (0.55 mins)
From 8-17 June 2016, No. 285 Squadron conducted an Airborne Operations Training Course from RAAF Base Richmond with pilots and loadmasters for the C-130J Hercules transport aircraft. For these members, the course forms the culmination of six-months training to operate the Hercules, and tests their skills in operating the aircraft at low-level, formation flying, the use of night-vision equipment, and airdrop of cargo. Once these members graduate from this course, they will be posted to No. 37 Squadron and conduct operational tasks with the Hercules, which provides Defence with a medium airlift capability, being able to carry up to 20 tonnes of cargo or more than 120 passengers, and operate from austere runways with little or no infrastructure.
|Publish Date||16 Jun 2016|