Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Royal Air Force takes delivery of 7th C-17A

Parked on "Juliet" getting ready for departure.

Holding short of Rwy 30 just prior to departure.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) took delivery of it's 7th C-17A (F-227/UK7) ZZ177 today. The aircraft departed Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) at 10:10 this morning. Following it's takeoff on Rwy 30, the aircraft made a left turn and entered a downwind headed back to Rwy 30 to perform a traditional delivery fly-by waving goodbye to the Douglas (Boeing) employees who built her.

(Photos by Michael Carter)

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