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05-5152 (cn F-159/P-152) Upon demonstrating the impressive capabilities of the C-17A the number 3 engine suffered a compressor stall whilst in reverse thrust.
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A visitor from - posted Sun May 13, 2012:
Houston, we have a problem....

A visitor from Belgium posted Sun May 13, 2012:
Talking about being on the right place at the right time !

A visitor from - posted Sun May 13, 2012:
Wow nice shoot

A visitor from - posted Sun November 27, 2011:
Woho!!! Launching engines instead of missile :P

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 20, 2011:
*burp*

A visitor from - posted Thu October 20, 2011:
Showoff! To scare the enemy!

A visitor from - posted Thu June 9, 2011:
Great moment!

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 21, 2010:
#1 son is a C-17 pilot, so -- natch! -- we're huge fans of this airframe. Great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 2, 2010:
Great moment!!! Nice...

A visitor from - posted Thu August 7, 2008:
Just crazy, very nice shot

A visitor from - posted Mon June 16, 2008:
It was a compressor stall. I know for a fact, I was on the plane.

A visitor from Austria posted Sun June 8, 2008:
Very nice shot ...!! :)

A visitor from - posted Thu April 10, 2008:
Formid

A visitor from Australia posted Wed March 26, 2008:
Seen this happen before; on a C-17 also at another airshow. It's unusual but hardly rare or dangerous - just a compressor stall.

A visitor from Australia posted Sun March 23, 2008:
Not all Australians like America, lol

A visitor from Germany posted Fri February 1, 2008:
It looks like a stall, but a stall is technically very close to a surge so who knows what happened afterwards. Even so, the fuel exiting the rear and burning may easily have damaged the turbines, that are already quite close to their thermal limits. Id say the engine is good for inspection now

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 17, 2007:
Great shot with good camera speed.

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 20, 2007:
Very good timing -- a lucky one! This is hardly "bad", or a "millions of dollars" worth of loss. I doubt there's any loss at all. A compressor stall does not equal engine damage. Since the compressor is stalled, the fuel in the engine (you remember, it burns, right?!) doesn't get enough air to burn, and thus unburnt hot fuel exits the engine and burns in the surrounding air. This type of a stall is likely transient, but in any case there was no engine damage *due* to the stall. The stall could have happened because the engine was abused previously and was already damaged somehow (say caked-on sand while desert flying).

A visitor from United States posted Sat August 11, 2007:
Perfect timing, I love C-17S

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat July 21, 2007:
Great timing

A visitor from Belgium posted Mon June 25, 2007:
Perfect timing indeed!
Great shot, 5 Stars.

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 19, 2006:
Wow, nice job, you got the pic off right when the turbine was thrown, great timing!

A visitor from Serbia And Montenegro posted Thu November 16, 2006:
If you don't know what is going on, like I don't, this looks like it's been edited in Adobe AfterEffects or something, because of the LOGO...
If it wasn't, well, my rating says it all...

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 2, 2006:
Is this a normal thing to happen or it is some type of expensive damage.

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 2, 2006:
Love the details of the engine on fire

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed November 1, 2006:
Great moment, great photo!

A visitor from France posted Wed November 1, 2006:
Good & nice picture

A visitor from Denmark posted Wed November 1, 2006:
Wow! what a perfect timing :D
but what happen?

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Wed November 1, 2006:
Oh my God! What is happening!

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 1, 2006:
That's one hell of a demo in the land down under,and one hell of fantastic shot!!

A visitor from Italy posted Wed November 1, 2006:
Impressive capabilities.. to ruin an engine that costs several millions dollars

A visitor from Australia posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Harden up mate...nice shot! MS ;)

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 31, 2006:
WOW! Five Stars.

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 31, 2006:
That is not good. Somebody had a bad day at work. Josh Gluth Fort Wright, Kentucky USA

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Who knew that the C-17 had afterburners! add that with Who knew you could use thoes afterburners in reverse thrust! Great shot that had to have been perfect timing!

A visitor from Australia posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Wow - great shotG-)

A visitor from Saudi Arabia posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Excellent photo, spoilt by the logo right over the action, so I'll only give 4 stars.

A visitor from Spain posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Holy smoke!

A visitor from Israel posted Tue October 31, 2006:
It's really is a "1:1,000,000,000" photo.

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Great timing.

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Holy cow! 5stars.

A visitor from Uruguay posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Impressive moment. Happy Halloween to everyone! :D T.B.

A visitor from Serbia And Montenegro posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Wow wow wow,what a shot!!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Good shot Will! The dull overall lighting enhances the flames. Well done.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Another spectakular shot on A-net. Wow! Nice timing.

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Look at the glow on the side of the plane

Jay FTG UK

A visitor from Australia posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Awesome photo Will, would love to know more about the shot. Right time, right place, with the skill to get the right shot. Congrats.

A visitor from Australia posted Tue October 31, 2006:
One in a million shot Will.

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 31, 2006:
Great spectaculation!

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 30, 2006:
C-17 "Spitfire"... haha. Sounds good to me! And an absolutely splendid shot!

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