We live in the middle of the Salisbury Plain, where the British Army does tons of training. Tanks, artillery firing, you name it — it all goes on literally all around us. Today was a real treat. A C-130 Hercules flew low over the house doing parachute drops. The picture above shows one coming across right outside my office door.
That’s the plane passing right above. Pretty low!
This is again outside my office door, when it made another pass.
Another shot of it going right over head.
This is it heading past the house and over to the drop zone. Look close below the tail — see how the rear hatch is open?
See the small dot below the plane? Pretty sure that’s one of the parachute jumpers!
Before departing, the plane made two more passes, these ones very sharply over our front garden.
By the way, I don’t mind the planes going overhead. I grew up in the shadow of the Marine Corps Air Station Tustin in Orange County, which always sent CH-53 and CH-47 helicopters over us. Adds a little excitement to the day.