Yes, a giant plane landed at Naval Air Facility El Centro today.
No, it’s not Prince Harry of Wales flying in style.
Officials at NAF El Centro have confirmed that an Antonov cargo aircraft landed on base today. The plane that is bringing in supplies for British military training is one of the world’s largest aircrafts, capable of even carrying helicopters, said base Deputy Public Affairs Officer Kristopher Haugh.
It’s not the first time the giant planes have flown on base, he said. They’ve been coming for the last couple of years.
Many residents are looking to the skies in anticipation of the arrival of Prince Harry, or Capt. Wales as he is known in the British Army Air Corps. He is set to arrive this week, though officials could not give an exact day as there are security concerns with giving out that information.
Capt. Wales will train with the British Army’s Apache force, which has been responsible for delivering Apache operational capability in Afghanistan for the last five years, as well as providing maritime strike capability.
British military, as well as aerial forces from other countries like Canada, train at NAF El Centro. The base has a close proximity to target ranges for aerial combat maneuvering, air-to-ground gunnery, bombing, electronic warfare training and low-level training not only for foreign and U.S. military, but also federal and state agencies.