Elephant walk for a Freedom launch

The first of the 22-aircraft on this “elephant walk,” a C-17, launched at 8:46 a.m. on September 11, from the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis AFB in California.. The same time terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, 12 years earlier.   Image © 60th Air Mobility Wing/Travis AFB

“Seven Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs and 11 KC-10 Extenders alongside four Lockheed Martin C-5B Galaxies from the 60th Air Mobility Wing lined up in what is historically referred to as an “elephant walk,” then launched consecutively over 36 minutes to take part in Air Mobility Command missions. ”

via flightglobal