Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Up In The Airfest 2010-Part 16


Do you like your airplanes big? They don't come much bigger than this.

This is the C-17 Globemaster III, which I believe is the largest military cargo aircraft. They can load tanks into this thing and fly them around the world.

It can even fly with it's landing gear in the down and locked position.

And it can turn on a dime. Well, a really large dime, but still pretty short for such a large bird.

It's tough to see the top side of this thing when it's on the ground because it's so tall. So here's a nice view for you.

More of the top...

And more of the bottom, this time without the landing gear. You saw this plane earlier on the blog dropping off parachutists. This was it's second appearance at the show. I guess they wanted all the later arrivals to get a good look at it. After it landed and was taxiing back to the staging area, they demonstrated the use of the reverse thrusters, actually making the plane move backwards down the runway. I'd post some pictures of that, but there's really nothing to see in a still photo...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should post the event and dates so we can physically see it! Nice pictures Earnie.