Welcome back to the our channel to discuss why the United States Air Force conducts austere landings and readiness exercises. Massive respect to all Combat Controllers. Some of the longest training in the military and have to train in combat well enough to be attached to tier 2 and tier 1 teams so they are hardcore and smart as hell. An amazing but relatively unknown group to majority of the public. As a pilot and flight instructor, I think it is amusing to see that somehow landing a plane on a road or a dirt strip is somehow worth reporting. I've landed on strips that were literally a pair of ruts in a dirt road as they say, "it ain't no big deal". The A-10 has a 58 foot wingspan (so a little bigger than the high 30's of most small civilian planes) and is purpose built to handle much rougher surfaces than any standard small plane. So long as the strip allows for at least a few (5 or 10) feet on either side of the wing tips, any competent pilot can put the plane just where they wish. And taking off is even easier to deal with. This is the most footage I've found on the Wolfhound landing in Michigan last year along with the A-10. Interestingly, wonder if the A-10 came to/from Camp Grayling with any live fire exercises as well. Wonder if we would ever know?