Kuwait AF C17 + Travis & Elmendorf one's @ Prestwick

Kuwait AF C17 + Travis & Elmendorf one's @ Prestwick

Postby eng3 on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 12:59 pm

Hi, sunny on the road down from Ardrossan (only 20 mins. away) but hit a bank of cloud over Prestwick. Maybe just as well as we know that sometimes white can give off quite a glare.

KAF 342 on short finals for runway 30.
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Blue Skies visible just to the north of the field - far end of the runway was in sunshine.
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A recent visit from an Alaskan C17
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...and the '"Spirit of The Golden Bear" Travis escort for the RB57 that went through last week.
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Thanks for Looking 8-)
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Re: Kuwait AF C17 + Travis & Elmendorf one's @ Prestwick

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 6:41 pm

Nice to see C-17s wearing something other than grey, but don't think this scheme suits the airframe as well as the Qatar livery. This seems to accentuate the dumpy proportions IMO.
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Re: Kuwait AF C17 + Travis & Elmendorf one's @ Prestwick

Postby Beefy on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 9:43 am

Lovely shots Michael :clap: I'm not just saying this to disagree with LN but in my opinion I think that scheme really suits the C-17 and is much more attractive than they dull grey that the majority are painted in! It's not that far removed from the old MAC white/grey scheme and personally I think the USAF fleet would have looked far better in that scheme than what we see them in.
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