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Yesterday’s flyover

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:11 PM

Was at the game and saw this large.gray plane coming from east to west for the flyover. this thing was massive and seemed in slow motion..... anyone able to positive ID the model of aircraft...it was great!!!!

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:14 PM

C-17

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:17 PM

Any idea What the speed was in knots as it passed over.

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:19 PM

Google up the stall speed of the C-17 with flaps and gear deployed and that's about what they'd be doing for a slow pass. It's probably a little north of 100 kts.

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:37 PM
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One of my partners is into military airplanes but not football. When the C-17 flew over his house he went on line and found that its Squawk was turned on. The attached photo shows its flight information. It flew out of Pittsburgh.

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And I think a C-5 is bigger! IMAGINE!***

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:20 PM



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At one time they were out of Charleston AFB.

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:22 PM

Caught a few to Europe back in the day.

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:27 PM

They still are.

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Nov 14, 2021, 9:48 PM

I wouldn't be a Clemson grad if it weren't for that aircraft. I had no family ties to Clemson or the state of South Carolina until my father was stationed at Charleston AFB as part of the SATAF for the first C-17s. He stayed in the area after his 20yrs of service and eventually worked with Boeing as a civil contractor on the base for another 10yrs.

The C-17 has about 70% of the C-5's load capacity, but with much shorter takeoff and landing distances.

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Nov 15, 2021, 7:57 AM

NC ANG has them now in Charlotte.

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Globemaster

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:32 PM



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There's something in these hills.


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emoji_events [9]
Nov 14, 2021, 8:36 PM

Nice shot! Your seats must be upper deck

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Class of '87


Next to Jesus

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Nov 14, 2021, 10:12 PM

And that’s from Wikipedia ??

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There's something in these hills.


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Nov 14, 2021, 8:26 PM

Thought it was a fitting tribute to project a WOW moment

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:28 PM

Check them out up-close April 9-10 2022, at the JB Charleston Air Expo. Blue angels will be there as well.



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Nov 14, 2021, 8:41 PM
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One of my partners is into military airplanes but not football. When the C-17 flew over his house he went on line and found that its Squawk was turned on. The attached photo shows its flight information. It flew out of Pittsburgh.

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Very cool!

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Nov 14, 2021, 8:48 PM

I wonder if your friend (or anybody here) could find out if this plane was home-based at Charleston and was on it's way home from Pitt (?).

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Nov 14, 2021, 9:07 PM

looks like they went back to KPIT not KCHS.


https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PITT01


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Nov 14, 2021, 9:11 PM

Looks like the lowest they got was 131 knots GS and 2400 ft. MSL you can look at their tracklog
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Nov 14, 2021, 10:05 PM

I reviewed the data. They actually flew over the stadium at about 1700 feet MSL ( about 1000 AGL) and at about 150Knots. They made a circle E of the stadium at 2400 MSL at about 130 knots.

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Thanks for the Link!***


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Nov 14, 2021, 8:48 PM

C-17 out of Charleston base. They flew many of the missions to evac Americans from Afghanistan.

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TU for EVERYONE ! for your Interest!!!

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Nov 14, 2021, 9:09 PM

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Nov 15, 2021, 9:08 AM

I was just in awe that something that large could ever get off the ground and stay in the air. I mean I have heard of C-17s and knew they were big but its totally different to see it fly overhead. Amazing.

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When I was still in Charleston and flying out to LA

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Nov 15, 2021, 9:08 AM

on a very regular basis. they were transitioning from the C-141 to C-17. Delivery to the USAF was at Long Beach. Flight crews would jump on the early AM flight through CLT and out to LAX, in their flight suits, get picked up and shuttled to LB and then ferry the C-17 back to CHS all in the same day. made for a long day.

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Nov 15, 2021, 9:27 AM

I used to LOVE the F-16's that flew over just as the Star Spangled Banner was finishing up. It was an absolute display of power and might and shook the whole stadium. It was like they were telling us to enjoy ourselves that they have our back and are keeping us safe. I would get a lump in my throat every time.

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Nov 15, 2021, 10:40 AM

Those things come up Warwoman Valley in North Georgia frequently and rattle our cabin severely. If we are outside, it is an imposing sight as we sometimes actually look down on them as they fly by. It is crazy how they can fly so slowly and remain aloft!

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They are bad, bad machines.


Nov 15, 2021, 1:37 PM

"if it aint Boeing, I aint going".

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