The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force! The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. This incredible aircraft is designed to have the ability to airdrop 102 paratroopers and equipment!
The design of the aircraft allows it to operate from small airfields and it can take off and land on runways as short as 3,500 feet and only 90 feet wide. Even on such narrow runways, the C-17 can turn around using a three-point star turn and its backing capability.
You can see the C-17 West Coast Demo Team in action all week at #SNF21! To purchase tickets: https://flysnf.org/aerospace-expo/purchase-tickets/