Air Mobility Command's RODEO 2009, a competition involving more than a hundred teams from air forces around the world, was held last July at McChord Air Force Base in Washington. The event spanned 5 days. Its goal was, through intense competition, to test the skills necessary for successful worldwide air mobility operation.
Low Level Drop depicts the inside of a C-17 Globe Master III during an event that included a high altitude drop from 10,000 - 13,000 feet, a runway drop that includes a three-pilot, copilot and loadmaster - operates this huge aircraft. Shown is loadmaster TSgt Richard deLucia releasing the cargo for a low drop to a mark on the ground below.