The army and airforce perform routine training exercises in order to prepare for any situation that might arise. These exercises, although harmless in practice, make for very interesting footage to watch. One such training exercise included dropping 8 armored Humvees from a plane cruising at a height of 5,000 feet.
This particular training exercise was carried out by U.S. Airmen from the 16th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, SC to a drop zone in Fort Bragg, NC, in support of Crescent Reach 16. Crescent Reach is an annual exercise designed to test and evaluate Joint Base Charleston’s ability to mobilize and launch a large-scale aircraft formation in addition to train, process and deploy Airmen and cargo in response to a simulated crisis abroad.
Take a look at the smooth sailing of the armored Humvees before they make a soft landing on the ground: