CC-177 Globemaster III landing on gravel strip
Canadian CC-177 Globemaster III landing on gravel strip in Canada's North.
Canadian CC-177 Globemaster III (Boeing C-17 Globemaster III ) is used for a wide range of strategic and tactical missions for Canada’s Air Force and only requires a crew of three: pilot, co-pilot and loadmaster. Pilots can fly the CC-177 wearing night-vision goggles, which provides a significant tactical advantage when flying into hostile territory. It can also take off and land on unpaved runways as short as 1,067 metres (3, 500 feet) and as narrow as 27.4 metres (90 feet) by day or by night.
Photo source: Canadian Department of Defence DND.