It’s not everyday that someone gets up close and personal with a military aircraft, more particular from the US Air Force (USAF). I got the biggest surprise in my aviation career today when I was one of the fortunate ones to be toured inside a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Air Field, Pampanga.
And I was allowed to seat at the Captain’s Chair inside the cockpit for me to feel the difference of the Globemaster III compared to other Boeing aircrafts!
Here’s the brief description of what the C-17 Globemaster III is all about:
The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. Developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas, the C-17 is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world. It can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions. The C-17 carries the name of two previous, but unrelated piston-engine, U.S. military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II. – Wikipedia