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C-17: Who really, really, really likes this aircraft?


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#11 Lightning

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:56 PM

Hi RT,

I really like the C-17, and I don't think its ugly at all. It's a great airplane.

I know that the C-17 can carry loads that the C-130 can't match, but, when it comes to getting down-and-dirty in out-of-the-way trouble spots with their short, soft, rough landing fields having steep approaches and climb-outs, no heavy-lift airplane ever made can compare with my favorite--the C-130. It's been around for over 50 (!) years now, and it's still going strong. When all is said and done in aviation history, the Hercules will overshadow even the venerable C-47.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:51 PM

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:04 PM

C-17 video


Delightful! Simply delightful.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:43 PM

I like the C-17 a LOT. We have had one at the Chino Planes of Fame airshow before and will have one again this year. March AFB is nearby and we always fly each other's airshow.

The best day to watch is Friday afternoon when the planes arrive at Chino for the airchow. Somethimes they do an "arrival airshow maneuver" that can be spectatcular.

I have ssen a C-17 do some amazing things around Southern California.

Still, I love the shot in Peru below!

Cheers!




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