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Posted: 1/1/2006 9:55:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 11:05:18 AM EDT by panzersergeant]

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:57:31 AM EDT
Yes...I liked them so much, I bought the company!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:58:28 AM EDT
Do you mean Globemasters?

Loadmasters are the guys who manage the cargo.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:59:42 AM EDT
Maybe a Load Master took the pic?

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:01:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:04:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 11:08:20 AM EDT by panzersergeant]

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Do you mean Globemasters?

Loadmasters are the guys who manage the cargo.



Really?
My bad.

Anyway, I thought the pic was pretty cool, like a flock of birds coming in for a landing.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:10:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 11:14:43 AM EDT by Hipster]
You can get the Hi-Resolution image of that photo and others from the story here -
www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123013672&page=1

That one makes a nice desktop image BTW.

ETA: There's video at the link also.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:19:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
Sure. They're cool planes, particularly for large freighters.

I've seen pilots practicing short field techniques at the local AF base here. It's scary to see just
how short a distance a big plane like that can land in. It must haves some SERIOUS brakes.

And it can take off in a scary short distance, too.

I've heard it's easy to work on. And I've heard it's a real bitch to work on, too. I guess the difference
lies in what systems the person talking was assigned to work on.

CJ




Actually, it's more in the TRs - they are high enough off the ground that they don't have to worry about FOD nearly as much as an airliner (look how close the engine pods of a 737 are to the ground, for example).
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:25:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
It's scary to see just how short a distance a big plane like that can land in. It must haves some SERIOUS brakes.



And tires.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:27:13 AM EDT
That is a bad ass plane.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:30:02 AM EDT
I've always wanted to fly one of those big bastards. I mean if you're gonna go, go big.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:31:35 AM EDT
... Of all the current inventory I work on, the C17 is the most impressive.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:32:47 AM EDT
My buddy is in flight training for them right now. He is a lucky shit.
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