USMC Flight Demos at the Kaneohe Bay Airshow

10/03/2012: USMC Flight Demos at the Kaneohe Bay Airshow

Credit:Marine Corps Base Hawaii COMCAM:10/1/12

  • In the first photo, an AH-1W SuperCobra with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMLA-367) provides security as two CH-53E’s with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463), Marine Aircraft Group 24 (MAG-24) prepare for a mid-air refuel from a C-130 Hercules during the 2012 Kaneohe Bay Airshow at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Sept. 30, 2012. MAG-24 took part in the three day event featuring performances and demonstrations by both civilian and military aircraft.
  • In the second photo, two CH-53Es from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463), Marine Aircraft Group 24 land after a performance during the 2012 Kaneohe Bay Airshow at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Sept. 30, 2012. HMH-463 took part in the three day event featuring performances and demonstrations by both civilian and military aircraft.
  • In the third photo, a smoke cloud lingers after the simulated explosion during the 2012 Kaneohe Bay Air Show on Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Sept. 30, 2012.
  • In the final photo, two CH-53Es from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463), Marine Aircraft Group 24 peform a mid-air refuel from a C-130 Hercules during the 2012 Kaneohe Bay Airshow at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Sept. 30, 2012.

 One key aspect of USMC operations is highlighted.  The MAGTF flies with organic air refueling built in.

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