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    The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

    is actually designed to do this.



    Dayton is home to the 445th so we see "aerobatics" here from time to time but never this close to the urban center.



    There was another view similar to the above on Inside Edition but I can't find it (I might snatch off DVR and repost) as the plane passed window high.

    One pre dawn morning, while headed downtown, I was buffeted (mildly) about 9 miles from the runway which I estimated, if it remained on approach, put about the same height as the tallest building in town (about 4 miles from runway also in that approach pattern).

    https://www.445aw.afrc.af.mil/
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    It's still not as good as the F-111s that used to fly through Brisbane during River Fire doing its afterburner fuel burn trick.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXtlbJAhH3o

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    The Aussies know how to throw a good airshow:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiS7GOpELts

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    Sometimes the pilot's skills are less than adequate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrngajyaPx4

    Only fatal C17 crash, killed 4 and the loss of a $218 million airplane. You would think they would skip the air shows and save these for actually moving vital stuff.

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    I have been flying on C-17 for 14 years (Loadmaster). That is exactly what they are designed to do. Highly maneuverable with the intent to get in and out of almost any situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyzbot View Post
    The Aussies know how to throw a good airshow:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiS7GOpELts
    But the Argentineans sure do love their low fly-bys:


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    I've always liked the C-5 Galaxy more.....
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    I've always liked the C-5 Galaxy more.....

    they were based here before the C-17, but they were long in the tooth and could not perform (safely) maneuvers such as those in the video...

    Still, an impressive aircraft that soldiered on over a long career.





    ...giggle...



    This is actually a stitched image of prototype at Air Force Museum.

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    Prototype C-17 engine being readied for shipment for testing of effects of high altitude ingestion of volcanic dust on internals. I was lucky enuff to be on hand. Engines on static display at Museum are replacements.


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