Scott celebrates ‘Year of the Lear’ with consolidation, avionics upgrades
458th Airlift Squadron pilots, Maj, Taylor Todd and Capt. Nicholas Parrish, discuss preflight procedures prior to a training flight at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois on Dec. 17, 2018. In 2019, the 458th AS celebrates 35 years of C-21 operations at Scott AFB. One by one, C-21s are being sent to Wichita, Kansas, to receive new avionics and communications suites that will expand the aircraft’s reach, effectiveness, and capability. The upgrades come in time to meet FAA’s 2020 equipment mandate to keep increasingly congested airspace safe.