Monday, February 9, 2015

Duke adding C-146A

C-146A at Duke Field. Air Force photo
DUKE FIELD, Fla. -- Duke Field's 5th Special Operations Squadron has added another airframe to its list of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) aircraft to train aircrews. The reserve squadron began C-146A Wolfhound formal training unit flights in December at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. To date the squadron has trained six pilots and four loadmasters. The aircraft will be a new addition to Duke Field in 2015, said 919th SOS commander Col. Jim Phillips. The 49th SOS, a reserve operational squadron, is scheduled to stand up at Duke Field in the fall and concentrate exclusively with the C-146. (Source: 919th Special Operations Wing, 02/09/15)