C-17 Globemaster III

With last American Soldier boarding a C-17 Afghanistan Withdrawal is Officially Complete after 20 Years of War

With last American Soldier boarding a C-17 Afghanistan Withdrawal is Officially Complete after 20 Years of War

Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division, has been the final American service member to… Read More

3 years ago

‘We took off with 270 children, and we landed with 271.’ C-17 crew helped to deliver a baby aboard a Globemaster III carrying Afghans evacuated from Kabul

“Someone said, ‘we took off with 270 children, and we landed with 271,” Lt. Col. Wesley Adams, C-17 Globemaster III… Read More

3 years ago

A skinny person can find some space inside the wheel well of a C-17 cargo aircraft but would die within minutes from takeoff. Here’s why.

There is actually some, very narrow space between the inner wheel and the front bogey of the C-17 where a… Read More

3 years ago

Correction: USAF C-17 Reach 871 safely evacuated 823 (not “only” 640) Afghan citizens from Kabul. 183 children were also aboard.

Reach 871, a USAF C-17 Globemaster III, safely transported 823 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 15,… Read More

3 years ago

A detailed analysis of the ongoing Kabul evacuation: the aircraft involved, those that have been abandoned and the US Navy F/A-18E/Fs flying top cover (via Pakistan)

The air-bridge from Kabul is meanwhile something like in 'full swing', so let's try to put together an overview of… Read More

3 years ago

USAF investigating Afghan deaths, human remains discovered in wheel well of C-17 that took off from Kabul

Once the C-17 returned to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, human remains were discovered in its wheel well. As reported… Read More

3 years ago

More details about Reach 871, the USAF C-17 that safely evacuated 640 Afghans fleeing from Taliban

A USAF C-17 Globemaster III, call sign Reach 871, safely evacuated some 640 Afghans from Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021.… Read More

3 years ago

Two all-female crews piloted a two-ship C-17 formation to conduct an airdrop with 80 female 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers for Women’s History Month

A two-ship C-17 formation flown by two all-female crews air refueled with a KC-135 also from the 171st ARW, while… Read More

3 years ago

The RAF could soon retire the C-130J and replacing it with the A400M – A move that would put SAS soldiers at risk

Official documents suggest the C-130J should be retained because it meets the SAS’s specific operational requirements, stating: ‘The A400M and… Read More

3 years ago

USAF to modernize Wake Island Airfield for Pacific Operations

Wake Island Airfield holds great significance to the USAF because it serves as a trans-Pacific refueling depot for military missions… Read More

3 years ago

US Vice President used a C-17 as Air Force Two after C-32 suffered a bird strike

The C-32 suffered a bird strike to the starboard engine and US Vice President Mike Pence was seen inspecting the… Read More

4 years ago

Former C-17 Instructor Explains What Happens if the Aircraft Thrust Reversers are accidentally Deployed during Aerial Refueling

What happens if a C-17 pilot accidentally deploys the aircraft thrust reversers in flight? Thrust reversal, also called reverse thrust,… Read More

4 years ago

The Sad Story of Sitka 43, the C-17 that Crashed at JBER while practicing for an Upcoming Air Show

In 2018 ‘Sitka 43’ C-17 Globemaster III wreckage found a new purpose at the Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC) Crash… Read More

4 years ago

First Elephant Walk for RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft

Moreover on Nov. 18, all eight RAAF C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft of 36sq have been parked together (briefly!) for… Read More

4 years ago

Impressive Video Shows USAF Heavies (C-17, C-5 and B-52) Taking Off on A Foggy Day at RAF Fairford

Taken on Oct. 24, 2019 the impressive video in this post features USAF heavies, C-17, C-5 and B-52 departing on… Read More

4 years ago

Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

The "elephant walk," comprised of 24 F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, a C-17 Globemaster III transport and an E-3 Sentry. On… Read More

5 years ago