Wednesday, December 8, 2010

'U' is for Underside of USAF C-17

On Monday, after my son's last checkout flight, we had another treat with the C-17 Globemaster III - the USAF cargo aircraft - fly directly over Crystalaire airport. I assume it was heading back to its home base -March Air Reserve Base (as designated by the tail flash), in Riverside, CA.

8 comments:

Bibi said...

Near Tacoma one of these went over so low one time it scared me out of my wits. I could have tickled its underbelly, okay, almost....

brattcat said...

What a capture!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing shot! :)
Léia

Wanda said...

That is a big "underside". What a great capture.

Lois said...

That is a great picture Tash! What a nice closeup view.

Linda said...

I'm amazed that planes this big get up into the air.

Almost Precious said...

Huge plane !!! Amazing that you were able to capture this fantastic shot. You must always wear your camera around your neck. I usually have my camera tucked in my purse, or it's in the car, or worse I forgot it and left it home. I've missed a lot of shots that way.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

you'd be surprised at how few photos exist of the undersides of airplanes. A real problem when I was looking for the westchester project...has it been this many days since I last visited?