Multiple C-130s from Dobbins ARB to fly over Atlanta

Air Force Reservists from the 94th Airlift Wing are scheduled to fly proficiency training missions over downtown Atlanta and much of the metro area on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The formation flights are intended to provide the operations and maintenance crews required training, but to also showcase the skills of the wing’s Reserve Airmen in the place many of them call home. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Alan Abernethy)

Air Force Reservists from the 94th Airlift Wing are scheduled to fly proficiency training missions over downtown Atlanta and much of the metro area on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The formation flights are intended to provide the operations and maintenance crews required training, but to also showcase the skills of the wing’s Reserve Airmen in the place many of them call home. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Alan Abernethy)

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. --

Air Force Reservists from the 94th Airlift Wing are scheduled to fly proficiency training missions over downtown Atlanta and much of the metro area on July 9.

 

The aircraft are scheduled to take off here at 10:30 a.m. The unit plans to fly south toward the downtown area and then turn north tracking the Interstate 75 corridor until reaching the Lake Acworth area. A return landing at Dobbins ARB is planned for the early afternoon hours.

 

“For efficiency, we normally fly one or two planes together at once; however, there is value in exerting maximum effort to fully tax the operations and maintenance crews,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Moffatt, 700th Airlift Squadron director of operations. “The flight crews will be comprised of Citizen Airmen – they’re your friends and neighbors who live and work here in the community while also serving the country as Air Force traditional reservists.”