A Low Cost Low Altitude pratice load swings beneath a full parachute canopy in the blue skys of the California desert March 2, 2011 after falling from a 133rd Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules. During the week of February 28th, 2011 Airmen and the C-130 Hercules of the 133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard deployed for training to Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma Ariz. During the week the 133rd AW practiced Low-Cost Low-Altitude airdrops this knowledge and experience will be directly applied during deployment to Afganistan. The LCLA bundles are more accurate and use expendable parachutes weighing in at 80 to 500 pounds. LCLA is well suited for small units on patrol or in remote outposts where they don't have the equipment or manpower to deal with the larger container delivery system bundles. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson
VIRIN: 110302-F-3188G-093.JPG
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