C-17 Globemaster III

USAF McDonnell Douglas YC-15 pilot recalls AMST program failing to replace the C-130 Hercules

USAF McDonnell Douglas YC-15 pilot recalls AMST program failing to replace the C-130 Hercules

McDonnell Douglas YC-15 Vs Boeing YC-14 The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) YC-15 was a four-engine short take-off and landing (STOL)… Read More

2 months ago

Several customers are interested in restarting C-17 Globemaster III production, Boeing says

C-17 Globemaster III production A Boeing senior official recently said that almost half a decade after it delivered its last… Read More

2 months ago

Cool video shows wide variety of Military aircraft (including a huge C-17 Globemaster III) flying through Sidewinder low level route

Rare visitors flying in the Sidewinder low level military flying area Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips the cool video… Read More

6 months ago

USAF C-17 aircrew tests New Chemical Warfare Gear specifically tailored for aircrew aboard aircraft that don’t feature ejection seats

The M69 Joint Service Aircrew Mask for Strategic Aircraft assembly will replace the Mask Breath Unit-19P Aircrew Eye and Respiratory… Read More

9 months ago

USAF C-17 Instructor recalls that time a student accidentally Deployed the Globemaster III Thrust Reversers during Aerial Refueling

‘The pilot flying got his sleeve caught around the #1 throttle somehow and pulled it into reverse with 2 through… Read More

10 months ago

Largest Distinguished Flying Cross ceremony in Decades honors 51 Airmen for heroic efforts during Operation Allies Refuge

Despite the dangerous conditions, crews successfully landed their aircraft without lighting and executed mission maneuvers to minimize time on the… Read More

1 year ago

C-17 Globemaster III crew planned and executed demo within 24 hours

A C-17 Globemaster III crew from the 97th Airlift Squadron was given less than 24 hours to plan and execute… Read More

2 years ago

USAF wants to replicate Heavy Airlift Wing model in Africa using C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft

To help with humanitarian missions, the USAF plans to call on a collection of African nations to pool funds to… Read More

2 years ago

Travis Air Force Base Airmen reflect on Operation Allies Refuge, the largest non-combatant evacuation operational in US history, One Year Later

Team Travis deployed eight C-17 Globemaster IIIs, seven KC-10 Extenders and one C-5M Super Galaxy, moving a total of 10,310… Read More

2 years ago

‘C-17 Crew did nothing to cause the deaths of Afghan civilians who tried to cling to the jet,’ USAF Investigation says

Civilians who had breached the airport’s perimeter desperate to leave the country, swarmed the C-17 after it landed at Hamid… Read More

2 years ago

Watch a huge C-17 Globemaster III taking off from a very short runway after it landed at too-small airport instead of landing at MacDill AFB

On Jul. 20, 2012, a huge USAF C-17 Globemaster III bound for MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, landed a tad… Read More

2 years ago

Airman gets married in the cargo hold of a USAF C-17 Globemaster III airlifter

On Oct. 19, 2021 USAF Tech. Sgt. Johnathen Guzik and his fiancée Angela married in the cargo hold of a… Read More

2 years ago

C-17A #90-0534 is the first Globemaster III to clock more than 25,000 flight hours

As a global workhorse used to support military transport, airdrop, medivac and disaster relief missions, the C-17 Globemaster III fleet… Read More

2 years ago

The story Reach 806, the C-17 that during Operation Allies Refuge landed in Kabul without normal runway lighting

“I could hardly see the landing zone until we were on approach. The brightness of the surrounding city made it… Read More

2 years ago

USAF is surging use of C-5s in order to give C-17 Crews, Aircraft a Break After Torrid Pace of Afghanistan Withdrawal

Air Mobility Command is surging its use of C-5 Galaxy airlifters in order to give its C-17 aircraft and crews… Read More

3 years ago

James Bond is a naval officer. Now Daniel Craig is too. But the only 007 actor to actually have served in the Royal Navy was Able Seaman Sean Connery.

Even though Daniel Craig has been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy – matching the on-screen rank of… Read More

3 years ago