JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 – C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Drop Demo

Joint Base Lewis McChord is home to the USAF 62nd Airlift Wing flying Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transports. On the Saturday of the JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 (August 27th-28th, 2016) one of the C-17’s conducted a tactical supply drop demo. This came off pretty well considering how windy it was on the day and the supplies pretty much hit their mark on the ground too. It was cool to watch the parachute release from the big C-17 then track the supply pallets drifting down (the cargo was just water for the demo). A great effort considering the conditions and highlighted the skills of the pilots and the Loadmaster in the back of the C-17!

USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III tactical drop demo JBLM Airshow 2016
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III approaching the drop zone
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III tactical drop demo JBLM Airshow 2016
Release
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III tactical drop demo JBLM Airshow 2016
Parachutes start to deploy
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III tactical drop demo JBLM Airshow 2016
We have high winds and water leakage but all is looking good on this tactical demo drop
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III tactical drop demo JBLM Airshow 2016
Parachutes are deployed and cargo is on its way
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III tactical drop demo JBLM Airshow 2016
Descending to the target location
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III tactical drop demo JBLM Airshow 2016
Nice job Loadmaster!
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III tactical drop demo JBLM Airshow 2016
Cargo hitting its mark
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III lanidng JBLM Airshow 2016
USAF C-17 coming in for landing
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III lanidng JBLM Airshow 2016
Touchdown!
USAF 62nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-17 Globemaster III lanidng JBLM Airshow 2016
Rolling back to home
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4 thoughts on “JBLM Airshow & Warrior Expo 2016 – C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Drop Demo

  1. It’s nice to see these aircraft performing their duties. Flybys and displays are great, but actual displays like this show them off well. This used to happen quite frequently but seems to have stopped. Mind you, there haven’t been many transport a/c (here anyway) at airshows recently.

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