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Gibair March, 08 2019

Departing RAF C-17 exercises parking on the civilian dispersal

Friday 8th March saw the parking of an RAF C-17 aircraft for the first time in the civil apron at Gibraltar International Airport (GIA). This aircraft is the largest type that currently operates at Gibraltar and is normally parked in the Military Apron. 

However, on this occasion, and just before it departed, the aircraft was positioned on the civil apron, providing an opportunity to test for any future emergency. Gibair were on hand to assist and worked together with the RAF and Gibraltar Government.  The results were very positive and the aircraft fitted perfectly into the civilian stands, albeit position vertically across 2 stands due to its size.  

Images taken from @RAF_Gib on Twitter

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