C-17 Globmaster fun

Yesterday a C-17 landed safely. It was also pretty spectacular, as it was on a 3,000′ general aviation strip 5 miles short of the McDill AFB runway.

Okay, but can they then fly it out?

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  1. “Okay, but can they then fly it out?”

    With room to spare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6g91O-jaT4

  2. Aerospace Genius says:

    I’m sure they tilted the odds in their favor by doing all of these things:

    o Offloaded all the cargo
    o Offloaded most of the fuel
    o Took off before dawn, when it’s cool so the density altitude is low