From the cockpit: A-10 performs an austere landing at Delmar Lake Bed

Watch this cool GoPro footage of the A-10 Thunderbolt performing landing on a dry lake bed near Alamo, Nevada.

The following video shows an A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 190th Fighter Squadron at Gowen Field, Idaho, taking off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and proceeding to an austere landing site at Delmar Lake Bed near Alamo, Nevada on Jan 26, 2016.

Warthog pilots from the 190th FS performed landings during both day and night sorties to qualify on the unique ability of the A-10 to use unimproved surface landing strips.

A-10 Thunderbolts belonging to all the U.S. Air Force units perform this kind of training, usually with  support of Special Tactics Squadrons that provide air traffic control at the landing strip: this kind of training is used to validate procedures used when operations occur from within a denied territory, where there is no established landing zone under friendly control.

Enjoy!

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