Aug 23, 2011

C17A Globemaster III 07-7189 (1st visit)

United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III 07-7189 msn P-189 AMC Charleston 437th AW / 315th AW 'Yellow Fin Band' departed RAAF Richmond (YSRI) at 13.32hrs (AEST) today & arrived into Perth Airport landing RWY 03 at 17.26hrs as 'Reach 777' & departed off RWY 03 to Diego Garcia (FJDG) at 19.33hrs as same. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: AE20CA

Did you know: Charleston is home to 53 C17A Globemaster III aircraft, with the cost per jet at approximately US$202.3 million; the overall cost of the fleet of 53 aircraft a staggering US$10.3 billion; and finally the C-17A's operating cost per hour is US$7,975.00.

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