427th Special Operations Squadron
The 427th Special Operations Squadron (427th SOS) is a secretive AFSOC unit that operates fixed wing aircraft in support of US SOF and CIA operations.
The 427th SOS operates non-standard aircraft such as the CN-235, flying covert insertion, extraction and resupply missions in support of SOCOM, JSOC and the CIA Special Activities Division. The unit specialises in short take off and landing (STOL) operations. Aside from flying such missions, it also trains STOL techniques to pilots throughout the SOF community.
Aircraft operated by the 427th SOS are thought to include
The 427th SOS is is based at Pope AFB in North Carolina.