N1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2867 times:
have you got a link for a story? im a controller at Wright-Patt and someone I work with says they've already been retired and his parents flew on the last flight last week or something, maybe the last flight for the C-9 Im thinking.
FltMech9 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
The last state side Evac Medical mission was flown last Monday, although there are still training missions being flown. Plan is to have all the airplanes at Scott AFB to the bone yard by the first of October. The oversea's C-9A's will have about the same time line. I don't know for sure about the C-9C's at Andrews, I think they might be around another year. I have spent over 8 years on the C-9A and I will miss the airplane for sure! I think in about a year they will find out they made a huge mistake with the C-9 program. No other airplane in the Air Force is set up totally for aeromedical and can be airborne in an hour with little effort. Plus, no other airplane can come close to making 8 to 10 stops per day with ground times that adverage 20-30 min. The C-9 has done her mission well and has saved countless numbers of lives. I know it's been a big part of my Air Force carrer.