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User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

I was out golfing this morning here in Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC) and at about....noon, a big military transport climbed out from the airport and turned west. It looked like a C-5 or Antonov AN-124. But it had winglets, which i don't think either of these planes have. It was a very dark grey, with military marking and some sort of a yellow squadron marking on the tail. What kind of plane was this? What was it doing in Dhaka? And from what country is it probably from?



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User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Probably a C-17

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 1226 times:


Was the yellow band a strip that ran from leading to trailing edge of the tail? Looked to be about a third of the way up on the tail. There would have been lettering on it that stated the home base.

Based on what you told me I am going to guess that aircraft is out of Dover.

User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

yup , most propably C-17, here is the phot so you can check it

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

Yep, that's it. I saw one about 2 weeks ago when I was at work near MCO. It was probably a few thousand feet up. I'm not big on military stuff, but it was cool looking.

User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

COOL, thank you all very much for the speedy replies, yup 9A-CRO, that is almost exactly it, with the yellow in the same spot. But my question remains...WHAT ON EARTH WAS IT DOING IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH???????



User currently offlineDadoftyler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Heard on local (Dallas) news that emergency supplies were pre-positioned in Turin, Italy and Guam. So--it could be emergency supplies hop-scotching its way from Guam to the Indian earthquake relief effort. Dhaka sounds roughly in that line of flight...

User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Yes, that sounds like a good assumption Dadoftyler. It did climb out and head west. (The runway runs North/South) Well, hopefully I'll see more flying out of here in the next few days! Though it is surprising that they would stop here, as Bangladesh has been rated as the most expensive fuel in the world. But, i guess the US donates so much aid, and help to this country, they have some (hehe) authority and can "lower" the prices....hehehe...good 'ol uncle sam!!!


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Odds are it came from Charleston AFB, SC or Travis AFB,CA, which are large operators of C-17, Judging that it was in Dhaka, i would say Travis AFB...

Dover AFB does not operate the C-17, I have been there many times and the C-5, C-141, and KC-10 are what is operated out of Dover.


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User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months ago) and read 1086 times:

The yellow stripe is that of Charleston. Travis does'nt operate a single C-17. The only C-17's that pass through there are transit. The same is true for Dover. The following are based:

Travis: C-5, KC-10

The first five bases operate the aircraft on a shared program of active duty, and resreve component.

User currently offlineBRENO From Brazil, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

ABoeing C-17 Globemaster III of the USAF

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