Aviation Photo #1132131 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III - USA - Air Force

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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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    Will Mallinson
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing C-17A Globemaster III
    Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
    Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
    Boeing
    F-159/P-152
    05-5152
    Richmond
    New South Wales
    Australia
    October 21, 2006
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Comments (50)

Anonymous
10 years ago
C-17 "Spitfire"... haha. Sounds good to me! And an absolutely splendid shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great spectaculation!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One in a million shot Will.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome photo Will, would love to know more about the shot. Right time, right place, with the skill to get the right shot. Congrats.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look at the glow on the side of the plane

Jay FTG UK
Anonymous
10 years ago
Another spectakular shot on A-net. Wow! Nice timing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good shot Will! The dull overall lighting enhances the flames. Well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow wow wow,what a shot!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Impressive moment. Happy Halloween to everyone! :D T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Holy cow! 5stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great timing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's really is a "1:1,000,000,000" photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Holy smoke!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photo, spoilt by the logo right over the action, so I'll only give 4 stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow - great shotG-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
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!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is not good. Somebody had a bad day at work. Josh Gluth Fort Wright, Kentucky USA
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! Five Stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Harden up mate...nice shot! MS ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Impressive capabilities.. to ruin an engine that costs several millions dollars
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's one hell of a demo in the land down under,and one hell of fantastic shot!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh my God! What is happening!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! what a perfect timing :D
but what happen?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good & nice picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great moment, great photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love the details of the engine on fire
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is this a normal thing to happen or it is some type of expensive damage.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, nice job, you got the pic off right when the turbine was thrown, great timing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perfect timing indeed!
Great shot, 5 Stars.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great timing
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perfect timing, I love C-17S
Anonymous
9 years ago
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).
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot with good camera speed.
Anonymous
8 years ago
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
Anonymous
8 years ago
Not all Australians like America, lol
Anonymous
8 years ago
Seen this happen before; on a C-17 also at another airshow. It's unusual but hardly rare or dangerous - just a compressor stall.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Formid
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice shot ...!! :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
It was a compressor stall. I know for a fact, I was on the plane.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just crazy, very nice shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great moment!!! Nice...
Anonymous
6 years ago
#1 son is a C-17 pilot, so -- natch! -- we're huge fans of this airframe. Great shot!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great moment!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Showoff! To scare the enemy!
Anonymous
5 years ago
*burp*
Anonymous
5 years ago
Woho!!! Launching engines instead of missile :P
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow nice shoot
Anonymous
4 years ago
Talking about being on the right place at the right time !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Houston, we have a problem....

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