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User currently offlineAK From United States of America, joined May 2006, 60 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Today I noticed three C-17's parked at IWA in front of a remote building/hanger. Any idea why they are there? Last weekend I noticed them practicing touch and go's then a bit later that day they were lined up very close in trail (half mile) on the base leg and final approach for landing.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13741 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3643 times:
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Not sure, but I saw them there on Monday during the memorial services for DPS Officer Bruce Harrolle.


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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

Forgive me for asking, but where is IWA?


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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3488 times:



Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 2):
Forgive me for asking, but where is IWA?

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.

There were about 8 there for a week last year when I was flying out of Gateway. There is a Boeing facility at IWA so that might have something to do with it.


User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

The C-17s do work-up exercises out of IWA prior to deployment, or any other training the crews or air wing require. And sometimes they do "stuff"......


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26131 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was the former Williams AFB which closed in 1993 and reopend in 1994 as a public airport


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The airport houses several military related contractors including Boeing and L3 Communications and has regular flight activity by AZ National Guard and nearby active AF units. Also T-38s are a pretty regular sight being overhauled by vendors at IWA.



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