Air Force workhorse cargo jet logs 2 million hours
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:32:53 GMT —
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The C-17 Air Force cargo jet that has been flying since early 1990s has now logged more than 2 million hours of flight time.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday the milestone was reached last month.
Fifty-nine of the jets are stationed at Joint Base Charleston. That's about a fourth of the Air Force's fleet of the jets.
It took 16 years to reach 1 million hours but only a few more years to surpass 2 million. That's because of the increased number of flights to southwest Asia to support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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