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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:18 pm 
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One of the first Hercs into the small airstrip in Jacmel, Haiti.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwmT_5Ouv3I


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Great news and great video. I had to share that with friends on facebook as they have a lot of connection in Jacmel.

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Looks like a little terrain around, some obstacles on short final, not the widest (or longest) runway around. Hopefully someone knows what the weight bearing capacity is.

Herks do alot of cool stuff, but that's the meat and potatoes right there, folks. :rock:

As someone said in the Berlin Airlift thread, there are more glamorous missions, but try throwing a party without airlift ...

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Nice work.

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Thanks for that - an interesting video.

Report on the Jacmel operation by Canadian Forces in Canada's Globe & Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/wor ... le1436995/
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A Canadian C-130 Hercules set down at Jacmel's airport Tuesday, the first plane from any country to reach people cut off from the aid that is arriving, albeit slowly, in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
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But the Hercules crew were not the first members of Canada's air force to make the risky landing in Jacmel. That job went to the Griffon helicopter pilots who began flying reconnaissance missions to southern Haiti five days ago.
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