Sat, Dec 24, 2005
That's A Whole Lotta Globemasters...
While the official
reason the largest formation ever of C-17 Globemaster IIIs from a
single base took off Thursday morning from Charleston AFB was to
demonstrate the strategic airdrop capability of the Air Force... ya
can't deny it also just looked really, really cool.
Seventeen C-17s took off at about 10:20 am Thursday morning for
the formation flight, besting the 15 C-17s Washington's McChord AFB
that took flight earlier this year.
The training mission was a joint endeavor embarked on by aircrew
members assigned to both the 437th and the 315th Airlift Wings at
The formation left the base en route to locations around the
southeast to perform required quarterly, semiannual and end-of-year
currency training requirements. The crews were able to practice
their airdrop and aerial refueling skills during the mission.
The C-17 formation conducted low-level training in the
Charleston area before taking part in a massive airdrop at North
Auxiliary Air Field, SC.
Charleston aircrews fly daily missions worldwide supporting the
war on terrorism. On average, Charleston’s C-17s move more
than 295 tons of cargo every day. About 45 percent of all air cargo
bound for American warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan originates
If fully loaded, the 17 airlifters would be able haul more than
2,890,000 pounds of cargo or more than 1,734 passengers.
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