The US Coast Guard now has fourteen C-27Js that were virtually new, but considered excess by the USAF. They fly out of Elizabeth City and Sacramento. This aircraft is not as well known as the C-130, but it does have some unique capabilities. If you happen to catch a ride in one, don’t expect your Coast Guard pilot to fly like this, but it is nice to know what it can do.
The Aviation Geek Club brings us the video above and talks about the aircraft.
Thanks to Dennis for bringing this to my attention.
Fantastic flying! The C27 is an amazing little bird and a great complement to it’s ‘bigger brother’ the C-130.
What happened to the C-295?/! Seem to have a very short lived carrier…
The C-295 is a competitor of the C-27 and is still offered and getting orders.
Notably, it was selected as the Canadian Fixed Wing Search and Rescue platform, and designated CC-295W