The commander of the 1 th fighter wing of the US Air Force, David Lopez, said that inland, it was decided to deploy more than one and a half hundred aircraft. Among the farther away from the hurricane are fifth-generation fighters F-22 Raptor. The transfer is conducted from the joint Langley-Justis Air Force Base (South Carolina), Moody and Robins Air Base (Georgia), Seymour Johnson Air Base (North Carolina).
The temporary location of the aircraft will be the Rickenbacker base in Ohio. This airbase belongs to the US National Guard. It is planned that the transfer of all funds aviation, including unmanned aerial vehicles, will end on September 7th.
The evacuation is due to the fact that previously the military in the United States has already faced the consequences of hurricanes. One of the airbases cannot be restored until now. Among the consequences of the disaster that raged in the United States several months ago are dozens of damaged combat aircraft. We are talking about Hurricane Michael and the Tyndall Air Base in Florida.
What other planes are moving deep into the United States? This is the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, E-8C, A-10 Thunderbolt II, T-38 Talon.
Meanwhile, the question arose in the USA: why did the command decide not to evacuate the airbases immediately, but on the days when the hurricane could already fall on the east coast? The command said that "at first the forecast was moderate, but now it has worsened, as Dorian continues to increase its power." It has been added that bases for receiving aircraft from the southeastern United States have already been prepared for this.
It is noted that pilots are evacuated along with their families, if they themselves wish.