Bull's eye

An aircrew assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing performed a practice container delivery system airdrop aboard one of the unit’s C-130H Hercules aircraft in the skies above Westover Air Reserve Base, June 25, 2014. The CDS bundle landed directly on the raised angle marker that indicated the desired point of impact for this training mission, resulting in an extremely accurate and successful airdrop. Bundles must land within 25 yards of the marker to receive the highest possible score. "The calculations, planning, crew ability, timing, wind effects and a great number of other factors, too many to list, make this an extremely rare event. The perfect (point of impact) airdrop was impressive to watch, and it made me realize how you really can't give the credit to one single person. Everyone who had a hand in that airdrop mission, no matter how indirect, can take some credit and be proud of this historic Flying Yankee moment," said Maj. Christopher Papa, a pilot assigned to the 103rd Operations Group. (Photos courtesy of Lt. Col. Thomas Murphy II)

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