Alconbury base is now home to the USAF's Special Forces units flying the C130 equipped with the FUlton Rescue System. It flies with the giant MH53 helicopter for deep penetration missions. It was a rare treat to see these aircraft displayed jointly with paratroopers.
Also resident at Alconbury is the Lockheed TR1, a development of the infamous U2 spyplane. It is a rare airshow performer and even more unusual to see it fly.