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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Comments (47)

Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
Stunning livery on a stunning aircraft!
Cheers- Sean D'Silva (BOM)
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is just crazy! Great photo though!
Does anyone know why they painted the aircraft this way?
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
MY GOD! That is beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Do they want to use it commercially as well?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice photo, Mike! You got it very quick!

Brian Y.
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
Awesome!!!! Great Find Mike
Anonymous
10 years ago
I thought it looked different, awesome, very neat idea
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible! Soo nice! A "civil"Globemaster!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks stunning!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome photo. Me too I wonder "WTF?" watching the photo at first. It's like to see an Alitalia C130 !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Never thought I would see an airline livery on a Globe Master!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, that is crazy stuff... looks awesome. Imagine it with all the other airline c/s
Anonymous
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 years ago
Intresting!!! I thought the concept of the MD-17 or the civilian version of the Globemaster III has been revived
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
In one word .... awesome! The quality of this photo is worth more than 5 stars...
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an awesome picture. Looks so natural too.
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
This must be the best looking C17 aircraft I have ever seen. Five stars from me.

Badr
Anonymous
10 years ago
Such a sexy looking aircraft
Anonymous
10 years ago
The antelope looks great on that tail!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing the views on this photo! over 31,000 in one day! must be among the most?!
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
Awesome, the best livery on C17 so far
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! i never thought that c-17's were for civilian use the qatar colors look amazing on it
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
It's not a dream! Military in airline livery
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
It's Giant!!!
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
Wonder what cargo she will carry?
Anonymous
10 years ago
I thought it was for passengers, they have to change this livery to more aggressive one...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice photo i didnt know that Qatarairways owns c-17s...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great!! Long live the Globemaster! :)
Anonymous
10 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
10 years ago
Before it went ot the flight line it was inside the hangar after paint. Very odd looking up close .
Anonymous
10 years ago
To bad about the white part they should have done it in grey
Anonymous
10 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
10 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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