This lovely night shot shows the abdomen of the second largest military transport aircraft made in the United States. I can almost hear the C-17 Globemaster moaning—"I'm hungry!"—but what's actually going on in this photo?
The U.S. Air Force and its allies have been regularly dropping humanitarian aid packages in support of towns and communities besieged by ISIS. On August 31st a USAF photographer captured this stunning image of Capt. Erica Stooksbury, of the the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepping her C-17 Globemaster for a…
If you're wondering about the cost of this medical evacuation, think high. And then probably think a bit higher. Flying 4,600 miles from Washington State to Antarctica, the C-17 cargo plane dodged ash-clouds and strapped on night-vision goggles to pick up the poorly contractor and drop him off at a hospital in New…
Andrew Mitchell is an Instrument and Flight Control Systems Crafstman at the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, in Ramstein Air Base, Germany. That's why he gets to see some really amazing things, like this crazy looking giant metal insect.
Yes, it's an effect of the perspective: The C-17 Globemaster III—one of the largest military transports ever—is flying above the comparatively-tiny Bombardier CRJ700 70-seat airliner. But it's still a great photo, although not as awesome as this one.
Actually, it's a Boeing C-17 fuselage on its way to Seal Beach, California, where it will be used for loading and unloading training. But I would definitely want that as my movable home, even while it'll be slow. [Jalopnik]
We take these huge military airplanes for granted, but listening to an expert describing the technology—like titanium heat dissipators and thrust reverters mounted on top—is quite enlightening. Best thing, however: Furry pilot seats.