USAF awards Startup JetZero contract to build blended wing body prototype aircraft for flight testing by 2027

USAF awards Startup JetZero contract to build blended wing body prototype aircraft for flight testing by 2027

With a design that differs from a traditional tube-and-wing aircraft, the blended wing body blends the aircraft body into its… Read More

1 month 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

3 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

3 months ago

Air Mobility Command Planes Are Now Operating Without Tail Numbers, Most Markings (And Are Alarming Government Watchdogs)

Air Mobility Command directed its fleet to remove the large “U.S. AIR FORCE,” unit markings, tail numbers and other identifying… Read More

7 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

10 months 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

12 months 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years ago

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

2 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

2 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

2 years ago