Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5430 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
Lapper, if it has winglets, it was definitely a C-17. Also, if you can remember the aircraft, try to remember where "U.S. AIR FORCE" was painted on the sides of the aircraft. If it was immediately aft of the last windscreen window, it was a Globemaster III. If it was about halfway between the bottom of the aircraft and the windscreen, it was a C-5.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III: Once again, note the positioning of "US AIR FORCE, the lack of nose markings for IFR, the landing gear configuration, winglets, and the lack of a protrusion from the topmost forward part of the tail.
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1577 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
Sorry guys, I was just passing the a/c whilst taxying, I was in the middle seat and my g/f was next to the window. I'm sure then it was a C-17 as it DID have winglets, I just assumed it must have been a Galaxy. Thanks for clearing this up.
Now, does anyone know why it would have been at STN?