Beth and I flying on military planes. I am a retired Marine and Beth and I can fly on our US Military Planes - space available. The US military flies a lot of missions, and they let servicemen and women, and retirees permission to fly if there is room. Here we are on an Air Force C-117 flying from Rota, Spain to South Carolina. An Army CH-47 Helicopter was being transported from Afghanistan. It was very beaten up. Beth asked the Army SNCO if they were going to junk the helicopter. No, he said, we are going to fix it up and fly it for another 25 years.