RCH578 making a rather short take-off after transferring staff and equipment of the Bulgarian forces deployed in Afganistan. [1200pix]
McGuire AFB's C-17A meeting at Beijing !! McGuire was a P-38 pilot, he has U.S. highest award for valour for his 38 combat victories
Getting into position for takeoff on runway 17L.
Frontal view while is rolling to runway 17L for takeoff
Getting ready for its flight. Note the mechanic cleaning over the wing.
Unexpected surprise just minutes after AF2 departed SJO. Coming to pickup the motorcade and supplies that were brought down earlier this week. My first McGuire C-17! [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-... (more)
Closeup of the Globemaster right after the really short takeoff.
About 45 minutes after Vice-President Joe Biden took off from RWY 25 after a 2-day official visit here in Costa Rica, then came the 'Big guy' to pick up the rest of the Ops.