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Tag: C-17 Globemaster III

C-17 accidentally drops Humvee over neighborhood near Fort Bragg
The C-17 air dropped the Humvee prematurely approximately five miles from the Fort Bragg drop zone As the video in this article shows, on Oct. 24, 2018 the crew of a C-17 prematurely dropped a Humvee over the town of Cameron, North Carolina. Marvin Krause - a spokesperson - said the aircraft – assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing from Joint...
A400M airlifter might never get all its features
France has praised A400M performance on operations in Africa, but the largest buyer Germany has criticized Airbus for failing to do what it promised Reuters has seen a document signed last week between Airbus and seven NATO nations (Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey) that allows the former to deliver the A400M airlifter without some of its promised...
Indian Air Force is finally ready to purchase last white-tail C-17
India will soon send the ‘letter of acceptance’ to buy the C-17 from Washington via the FMS route The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to acquire the last Boeing white-tail C-17 strategic transport aircraft after the defense acquisition committee cleared the procurement. As reported by ThePrint, India will soon send the ‘letter of acceptance’ (LOA) to buy the aircraft from...
Indian Air Force is finally ready to purchase last white-tail C-17
India failed to send a formal Letter of Acceptance to buy the last available Boeing C-17 in October As reported by ThePrint, India failed to send a formal Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to buy the last available Boeing C-17 in October. New Delhi asked for an extension till November at that time and now it seems there will be another request...
This would be the first time that an Indian Air Force transport aircraft lands on a road runway The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning its third road runway exercise on a stretch of Agra-Lucknow Expressway this October. Unlikely the past two exercises, this time the service will attempt to land its transport aircraft on the expressway. According to the Hindustan...
The Falcon SLV program was aimed to explore a less expensive and more flexible method of launching a satellite, into low earth orbit, but also helped expand the capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III Taken on Jul. 26, 2006, the interesting video in this post shows a U.S. Air Force (USAF) C-17 airlifter dropping a full-scale simulated AirLaunch QuickReach rocket...
The Apache Project Manager Office plans to roll out the new equipment to units with the D and E model helicopters, focusing on outfitting the units with E models first On Apr. 4-5, 2017 soldiers with the South Carolina National Guard trained on a new blade folding kit for the AH-64 Apache at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB). As explained...
As her mother was a rarity as a female cadet in 1976, today LaRivee’s career field is manned with just over 5 percent women Capt. Jamie LaRivee, a 21st Airlift Squadron (AS) C-17 Globemaster III pilot at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), saw her mother as a role model, and watched her excel in an Air Force career, making LaRivee certain...
The system enables pilots to monitor and fly the large transport with other C-17s at the same altitude and distance in any weather condition The interesting "C-17 formation" photo in this post was taken during formation flight system testing (FFS). In fact, on Sep. 24, 2010 at Edwards AFB The 418 Flight Test Squadron concluded flight testing to evaluate modifications of the...