What is the best aircraft you’ve ever flown or flown in?

Airman 1st Class
Kiara Reid
535th Airlift Squadron

“The C-17 — it’s been around for decades, being used to support aircrew and transportation of goods to combat zones. It can hold a maximum of 500,000-plus pounds per jet, so why wouldn’t it be the best?”

Master Sgt.
Dane Kaneshiro
154th Operations Support Squadron

“The C-130 is the first military aircraft I’ve flown on. We transitioned to the C-17, but the C-130 makes me reminisce of my younger, more carefree, days. I miss what all the old-timers had the privilege to fly with.”

Senior Airman
Colby Ihle
19th Fighter Squadron

“The best aircraft I have ever flown in would have to be a C-130. My first TDY was to Alaska, and I was able to get on a mission where we were tactical flying at low altitude through the mountains. It is an experience I will never forget.”

Juan Colon
NAVSEA
Headquarters

“A Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It was brand new and had disco and mood lighting with new seats.”

Religious Programs
Specialist 2nd Class
Christopher Bulloch

Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii

“A V-22 Osprey. It was such an adrenaline rush. It starts off slow and immediately lifts off the ground like riding a rollercoaster.”

Aviation Ordnanceman
2nd Class
Cassandra Bonilla
Port Operations

“A P-3 Charlie Orion. I flew on it during my 2015 deployment from Italy to Spain and Iceland and really enjoyed the people on it.”

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