BRIDEX 2013 Static Aircraft Display: United States Air Force Aircraft

Posted: 20 November 2014 by SchwarzeMitternacht in PlaneTok

The United States Air Force (USAF) displayed the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.

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The Boeing C-17 Globemaster is a large, four-engined jet powered military transport aircraft. Originally developed by the McDonnell Douglas aircraft company, it is now made by Boeing since Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merged in 1997. As it name implies, it is the third aircraft designated ‘Globemaster’,the first two being the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.

And yes, if you look at the image above, that’s one rather long line of people waiting to get inside the aircraft.

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That’s one big proverbial transport jet right there.

Aside from the USAF, the C-17 is also in service with the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates. Kuwait, India and NATO’s Heavy Airlift Wing.

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As with all my pics, I try to grab a picture of the aircraft’s transport ramp. As you can see though, there is a US Airman (if that’s the correct terminology) standing there telling people to stand clear.

A bit of background information, I was taking pics of the C-17 around close to 5pm local time, basically when the static display was wrapping up. The reason people were told to stand clear was because…

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they…

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were…

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raising…

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the ramp…

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up.

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They still allowed people to come into the plane from the side though.

In this pic we can also see the C-17 is called the “Spirit of Kamehameha”. So my guess is that this plane is based in Hawaii.

The next post should be about the fighter aircraft on display (as was teased oh so long ago). I am undecided whether or not to split it into 3 different articles, or create just one big post. Stay tuned.

– SCM

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