Thursday, 29 July 2010

More military maneuvers in Gwangju - this time with pictures!

This is just a quick update on one of my posts from earlier this week about the large scale military parachute drop over Gwangju. I was walking home yesterday afternoon and they were at it again! However, there were two main differences this time:
  1. They were parachuting out of planes instead of helicopters this time.
  2. I had a camera with me and was able to take a few pictures (though unfortunately it was only my crappy little compact but never mind).
Other than that it was much the same as it had been at the beginning of the week. Plane after plane flew by releasing 10 guys at a time over the Yangbeo-li hills for some kind of military exercise. I have been told that they do this fairly regularly in fact and that there is a military base on that hill somewhere so no need to panic about it. Apparently, they even do this in the dead of winter through ice and snow so I'm glad they're on our side, they sound hardcore!

No, that's not dust on your computer screen, it's some guys parachuting out of of a plane. Unfortunately, my camera is a bit rubbish so they're difficult to make out.

Bit easier to see in this one.

Landing in the hills behind Gwangju.

For any plane spotters out there - what type of plane is this?

1 comment:

  1. How exciting! The aeroplane looks like a Lockheed C130 Hercules transport. The RAF, and many other air forces around the world have them.