Air Force plane practices landings on a clear Juneau day

A large military transport plane flying overhead
A C-17 cargo plane over downtown Juneau, preparing to land at the airport on June 27, 2022. (Photo by Jennifer Pemberton/KTOO)

The large Air Force transport plane seen flying over downtown Juneau on Monday was a C-17 doing training exercises at the airport.

According to Patty Wahto, Juneau’s airport manager, the plane was taking advantage of the clear weather to practice visual approaches of the runway, which means landing without using instruments.

The same plane landed and took off several times in the middle of the day.

Jennifer Pemberton

Managing Editor, KTOO

I bring stories from the community into the KTOO newsroom so that all of our reporting matters. I want to hear my community’s struggles and its wins reflected in our coverage. Does our reporting reflect your experience in Juneau?

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