277,000+ pounds of “Crank & Bank!”
UPDATE: The C-17 we announced that is coming to this year’s Wings Over Houston Airshow will also be performing a full demo for you both days! Come see the C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Flying Demonstration’ return at this year’s CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow on October 29 – 30 at Ellington Airport. This demo comes courtesy of our friends at McChord AFB, in Lewis-McChord, WA.
“Crank and Bank” … 250,000+ Pounds in the Sky!
It’s difficult to sum up the C-17 in just word and pictures. In short, the C-17 demo team will redefine “Crank & Bank” as they move 250,000+ pounds of airplane across the skies of Houston. Heck, even fighter pilots are left slack-jawed by the C-17’s maneuverability.
Must See … Unbelievably SHORT Landing Distance
One of the highlights of the C-17 Demonstration is its’ ridiculously short stopping distance. Add in the Globemaster’s ability high-speed taxi backward (in some cases, up to 65+ miles an hour – in reverse) and you’ve got a must-see demo! Remember, the only place to see this is at the air show!
More About the C-17 Globemaster III
“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. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required. The inherent flexibility and performance of the C-17 force improve the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the United States.
The ultimate measure of airlift effectiveness is the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential battle area. Threats to U.S. interests have changed in recent years, and the size and weight of U.S.-mechanized firepower and equipment have grown in response to improved capabilities of potential adversaries. This trend has significantly increased air mobility requirements, particularly in the area of large or heavy outsize cargo. As a result, newer and more flexible airlift aircraft are needed to meet potential armed contingencies, peacekeeping or humanitarian missions worldwide. The C-17 is capable of meeting today’s demanding airlift missions.”
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