Riverside Airshow 2006
C-17 Globemaster

This is a C-17 Globemaster, part of the 452 Air Mobility Wing (AMW) that is based at March Air Reserve Base in California. The C-17 Globemaster first flew on September 15, 1991 and the first production aircraft entered USAF service in June of 1993. The first unit for the C-17, the 17th Airlift Squadron was declared operationally ready in January of 1995. Since then, the C-17 has flown over 1 million operational hours and maintains an incredible efficiency record. While fighters and bombers are the airplanes that receive most of the attention, the cargo aircraft are what keep the supplies coming and the troops fed.

Riverside Airshow, 2006 Index


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