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C-17A Globemaster III over rectory

Just out of the picture is a small ridge to the South side of Andrews upon which Holy Redeemer church is situated. Seems to me that had he turned his wing down anymore he would have mowed the trees down at the top of that ridge. Here’s a stock photo:

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As it is said, the Globemaster III “incorporates advanced-technology features such as winglets, a supercritical wing section and high-performance turbofans with thrust reversers [which are super quiet if you ask me]. [It] can routinely operate from airfields previously denied to jet-powered transports.” [Andrews airport is ultra-tiny, but is where the September 11 2001 terrorist pilots got their training hours in.] […] [It’s] a workhorse of the USAF, flying regular strategic supply missions around the world. […] It replaced the Lockheed C-141 StarLifter. […] It can carry M1A2 Abrams tank, or three Stryker 8×8 armored vehicles, or three AH-64 Apache helicopters, or air-droppable platforms up to a weight of 49.8 t. It can also carry a mix of palletized cargo and vehicles. […] If required, it can operate from unpaved, unimproved runways.”

Just a thought: It’s true, is it not, that the military crowd were special favorites of both John the Baptist and Jesus (even the occupying forces)? Yep.

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