Aviation Photo #1559021 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III - Qatar - Air Force

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The second C-17A destined for the Qatar Emiri Air Force is captured just after emerging from the paint shop at Long Beach wearing this awesome livery, the first C-17A to ever to sport an airline livery.
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    Michael Carter
    Qatar - Air Force
    Boeing C-17A Globemaster III
    Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
    Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
    Boeing
    F-209/QA-2
    A7-MAB
    Long Beach - Daugherty Field
    California
    USA
    July 27, 2009
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Anonymous
7 years ago
It's a definitely beautiful Globemaster. I hadn't imagined this plane in an airline scheme until today but she has a really nice shape for civil scheme as well as military gray color.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning livery on a stunning aircraft!
Cheers- Sean D'Silva (BOM)
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is just crazy! Great photo though!
Does anyone know why they painted the aircraft this way?
Anonymous
7 years ago
This must be the coolest paint job on a c17 globemaster hope to see more like this. cool pic michael keep it up
Anonymous
7 years ago
MY GOD! That is beautiful!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Do they want to use it commercially as well?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice photo, Mike! You got it very quick!

Brian Y.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful!!! I have seen drawings of the C-17 in FedEx paint before, but seeing this in real life is like a dream!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome!!!! Great Find Mike
Anonymous
7 years ago
I thought it looked different, awesome, very neat idea
Anonymous
7 years ago
Incredible! Soo nice! A "civil"Globemaster!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks stunning!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome photo. Me too I wonder "WTF?" watching the photo at first. It's like to see an Alitalia C130 !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Never thought I would see an airline livery on a Globe Master!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, that is crazy stuff... looks awesome. Imagine it with all the other airline c/s
Anonymous
7 years ago
I think the C-17 looks amazing in an airline livery and would love to see it in other paint schemes as well. Well done!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! That's what I call special. A military plane waring a civil,airliner livery. I love it. They should keep it this way. Would be a nice camo like the old soviet airforce planes wearing Aeroflot liveries.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot Micheal!
Thought I would never see a C-17 in this awesome paint scheme! Hope I can see this a/c in real!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a catch! I think for a moment that the "BC-17" project was alive again... Nice picture and thanks for it. Cheers.
Anonymous
7 years ago
You know...I would have never thought that I'd see C-17 fly the stratosphere in a Qatar Airways livery. But I'll admit, it looks very acceptable in a more "colorful" scheme than just the traditional gray that the Air Force uses. Wonderful picture and remarkable clarity.

-A380PIC
Anonymous
7 years ago
Airplane is beautiful. Its actually a Qatar air force aircraft. I don't find it very odd that they used their civilian airlines livery, considering the Gov't of Qatar owns the airline.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Intresting!!! I thought the concept of the MD-17 or the civilian version of the Globemaster III has been revived
Anonymous
7 years ago
Mmm... I wonder if it could be made into a double-decker passenger jet? It is really cool to see a plane like this in an airline livery. Great stuff!
Anonymous
7 years ago
In one word .... awesome! The quality of this photo is worth more than 5 stars...
Anonymous
7 years ago
What an awesome picture. Looks so natural too.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Think this example is destined for use in support of the Emir, carrying limousines etc as part of the Amiri flight, most of the other aircraft used in this purpose carry standard Qatar Airways schemes. Looks stunning however, does raise the question of Boeing reviving the BC-17 proposal to keep the line running
Anonymous
7 years ago
This must be the best looking C17 aircraft I have ever seen. Five stars from me.

Badr
Anonymous
7 years ago
Such a sexy looking aircraft
Anonymous
7 years ago
The antelope looks great on that tail!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing the views on this photo! over 31,000 in one day! must be among the most?!
Anonymous
7 years ago
An amazing livery on a great looking plane. I thought I was drunk when I saw a C-17 with an airline scheme...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome, the best livery on C17 so far
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! i never thought that c-17's were for civilian use the qatar colors look amazing on it
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow...very stunning picture. With the C-17 shape and this paint scheme, this is one of the best looking planes that I have ever seen. This will gather a lot of attention.
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's not a dream! Military in airline livery
Anonymous
7 years ago
OK, I'll be the first... a beautiful C-17 painted in a horrible paint scheme. The livery does not belong on this military jet. Awful, Yuck!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's Giant!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is a very interesting photo. Its a beautiful C-17, but the Qatar Airways colors look truly out of place and awful.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wonder what cargo she will carry?
Anonymous
7 years ago
I thought it was for passengers, they have to change this livery to more aggressive one...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice photo i didnt know that Qatarairways owns c-17s...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great!! Long live the Globemaster! :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
It isn't the photo that is fantastic it is the aircraft and the Qatar colours. It looks fabulous. Beauty is in the eye of the 'beerholder'!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Before it went ot the flight line it was inside the hangar after paint. Very odd looking up close .
Anonymous
7 years ago
To bad about the white part they should have done it in grey
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is the second C-17 which is going to the Qatar Emiri Air Force, it is not owned by Qatar airlines so im not sure why its painted in their livery, the other Qatari C-17 left Long Beach earlier the day that this photo was taken in the normal grey military colours with QEAF titles on it.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Saw it flying out Monday...a bit of a change from the ole gray ones I think. Cool plane.

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