Boxtop I (dry boxtop) is now done & over with. Seven C-17 flights was all it took top transfer all dry goods to the station this year. Instead of 125 or so flights of the C-130 Hercules aircraft, there were just seven(!) flights of the new C-17 Globemaster! One plane (177704), two crews, seven flights, 4 days and a year’s worth of dry goods. They returned twice today to drop off some more fuel. They leave Thule tomorrow, bound for Trenton.
There were a few theatrics going on for the final flight today. The pilot called me on VHF saying that they’d be delayed in landing, to burn off a bit of fuel. Next thing I see, as I look up from my desk is a C-17 bearing right down on the Met Shack. He mad a couple more passes. This one was the second pass, flying over top the runway.