Monday, April 2, 2012

C-17A Globemaster Visits Cedar Rapids (CID) Today


HH 55151 made its way to Cedar Rapids this afternoon. The C-17A Globemaster is part of the United States Air Force Air National Guard (HIANG) based at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. HH 55151 belongs to the 15th AW, 154th WG and 535th Squadron Airlift Support.


Designed for short runways, the C-17A's powerful jets can lift 585,000 lbs and can be refueled in flight. This evening the massive plane parked away from the main terminal and some 4,500 miles from its home base. For more information about the Globemasters watch this video here. Know that.