Video: air dropping a humvee from a C-130 Hercules. As seen through the Night Vision Goggles.
The following video was taken during Joint Operations Access Exercise taking place from Jun. 4 to Jun. 11 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. A joint operations access exercise is a two week exercise to prepare United States Air Force and Army service members to respond to worldwide crises and contingency operations with a wide variety of missions.
Including heavy air drops at night.
- Oriental Turboprops: U.S. C-130 Hercules cargo planes flying near Mt. Fuji, Japan (theaviationist.com)
- Night vision footage of U.S. Air Force C-17 dropping U.S. Army personnel onto a Drop Zone (theaviationist.com)
- Herculean formation: This is what a (loose) “right echelon” of seven C-130 Hercules looks like (theaviationist.com)
- This cool video shows what jumping from a flying Hercules looks like: D-Day 2012 from the paratrooper’s point of view (theaviationist.com)
- Photo: Pararescueman (with swim fins) jumps from a HC-130P/N King during a special rescue demo (theaviationist.com)