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Posted: 11/21/2012 4:35:20 PM EST
Had a flyover this morning in Brisbane, Australia, so I left the office for a bit and took a couple photos.

They flew right down town, 300 meters above the river. I took the photos from a bridge.

Enjoy!















Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:37:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:41:58 PM EST
I am still amazed that you can get something like that off the ground..
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:49:00 PM EST
Neat pics!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:54:00 PM EST
We always get a c-5 here in greensboro,nc doing touch-and-go's at PTI. Probably twice a month We se SAM 27/28000 also here a few times a year.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:57:05 PM EST
one of the best jumps i have had were from c17s, and that was 20 or so years ago
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:01:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:02:50 PM EST
What a fatty
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:05:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:06:28 PM EST
Awesome pics, big and beautiful planes they are...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:06:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:08:39 PM EST


Lul

I c it
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:08:42 PM EST
Sexy beast isn't it? . I see you have all three LAIRCM turrets, nice.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:12:40 PM EST
loud fuckers .... 2nd light..... PAFB.......hate those things
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:14:10 PM EST
Great pics.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:16:23 PM EST
Cool pics. I was visiting my brother in Redding, Ca and a c17 flew over the mountains right over the city in the valley pretty low . It was an awesome sight. I live across the river from Travis AFB. I get to see them all of the time.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:28:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By tbougie1:
I am still amazed that you can get something like that off the ground..

So fat there must be a good amount of lift off the body.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:33:06 PM EST
Their acceleration is pretty damn fun for a fatty.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:38:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By tbougie1:
I am still amazed that you can get something like that off the ground..

So fat there must be a good amount of lift off the body.

So, you're telling me I can strap wings and jet engines on a wal-mart patron and get them airborne?

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:42:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:44:29 PM EST

Now that's funny.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:47:33 PM EST
power lifter!

but I've seen the airshow stall. bummer
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:47:48 PM EST
Love the C17. They fly over my house every once in a while. Very low and slow. It's impressive every time.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:58:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By dubBinSEA:
loud fuckers .... 2nd light..... PAFB.......hate those things


where are you at secondlight? in the water?

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:00:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bounce19712:
Originally Posted By dubBinSEA:
loud fuckers .... 2nd light..... PAFB.......hate those things


where are you at secondlight? in the water?



yep.....you know?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:05:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By tbougie1:
I am still amazed that you can get something like that off the ground..


It does not fly, the earth forces it from the surface because of how ugly it is.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:16:08 PM EST




Beer on laptop, thanks!

I hadn't seen that yet.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:21:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By tbougie1:
I am still amazed that you can get something like that off the ground..


Well here in NC and i guess their Base in SC we see them all the time.

and um we see them at 1000 feet over are houses so yeah fun .

Specially when there is a huge line of them rolling into the base that used to be known as pope AFB by Fort bragg,

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:31:08 PM EST
We have the depot for them here but I almost never see one in the air. We also have C-130s and F-15s in the depot and I see them all the time.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:55:32 AM EST
Yeah, it was amazing as they were right above my head. May not be sexy fast like a F-22, but it's still purdy
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:04:05 PM EST
thanks for the pics.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:16:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Srslidins14:
We always get a c-5 here in greensboro,nc doing touch-and-go's at PTI. Probably twice a month We se SAM 27/28000 also here a few times a year.


Air national guard base in Memphis that have several C5 planes. They are always flying here.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:38:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By dubBinSEA:
Originally Posted By Bounce19712:
Originally Posted By dubBinSEA:
loud fuckers .... 2nd light..... PAFB.......hate those things


where are you at secondlight? in the water?



yep.....you know?

Really? They buzz us every fall and I think they are one of the quietest jets ever at cruise.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:41:18 PM EST
Skillz,


You gots dem.



Nice pics.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:47:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By MonkTx:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By tbougie1:
I am still amazed that you can get something like that off the ground..

So fat there must be a good amount of lift off the body.

So, you're telling me I can strap wings and jet engines on a wal-mart patron and get them airborne?


Wing area is inversely proportional to thrust.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:58:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By CEFPARTS:
Skillz,


You gots dem.



Nice pics.


Thanks Mate! I'm sure it's more the camera than me, but I keep shooting!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:03:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 2:04:30 PM EST by Htown156]
We used to load those and C5's at Ft Hood, It looks like you could out run the things when taking off lol. We had a couple so loaded with vehicles that even the pilot said he was uneasy. Amazing machines and nice camera work.
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