Singapore Airshow 2016–Boeing C-17

USAF C-17 Globemaster III

The C-17 which has appeared at Singapore Airshow 2014 aerial display appeared at Singapore Airshow 2016 once again. The aircraft performing the display comes from the USAF 154th Wing, 204th Airlift Squadron stationed at Joint Base Pearl Habour-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft which is the second largest military transport aircraft in the USAF. The largest being the C-5 Galaxy. It is a strategic and tactical airlifter which has a range of 10,390 km and a maximum take off weight of 265, 350kg (585,000lb). It currently has 9 operators all over the world and has 3 variants currently in use.

During the aerial display, the C-17 demonstrated her ability to her maneuverability at low altitudes and the power of her 4 F117-PW-100 turbofan engines. The C-17 is also one of two aerial display aircrafts that was on Static display too. Visitors would be able to go into the aircraft and also see it being towed out for aerial display and back.

9.Getting ready to get towed out of the static display area for her aerial displayGetting ready to get towed out of the static display area for her aerial display

10.Towing to out for aerial display

11The sheer size of the C-17 compared to the crowd in the background

12Towing to runway for takeoff

D4S_0932C-17 takes off from runway 20L

D4S_0940C-17 Globemaster III

D4S_6422C-17 coming in for a high speed pass to start off her display showing off her agility and quietness of her engines

2. Showing off the landing gears of the C17Showing off the landing gears of the C-17

3. A low pass followed by a sharp bankA low pass followed by a sharp bank

5. Tight banking Tight banking hard right

D4S_6441Coming back to the crowd

D4S_6443Banking steep showing off her ability to maneuver at low level

IMG_7404Exiting the show center

IMG_7451Gears down for final approach

IMG_9035The face of C-17 Globemaster III

IMG_9045Frontal shot of the C-17 Globemaster III

D4S_5527C-17 Globemaster III dwarves the C-130J Hercules on the right and the OV-22 Osprey on the left

Below is a youtube video of the whole performance filmed by wittmann51

The C17 is also a common sight in Singapore. In these last few pictures, we show you some of the C-17s that made almost daily flights to Singapore.

13 C17 landing

15.C17 landing

14.C17 landing

16. C17 taking off

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.