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.
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.