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User currently offlineAK From United States of America, joined May 2006, 61 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4755 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, 15347 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4608 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 (7 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 4482 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 (7 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4453 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 (7 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4426 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"......

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29171 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4407 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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