RCAF CC-177 Globemaster III reaches impressive milestone

Six people stand in front of a large aircraft. Each holds a piece of paper with something written on it. Together, the pieces of paper spell out "10000 Hrs"
Globemaster CC17701 is seen at Iqaluit Airport, Nunavut, on October 12, 2018 after achieving 10,000 flying hours since it was delivered to the RCAF in August 2007. PHOTO: 429 Squadron

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The Royal Canadian Air Force’s first CC-177 Globemaster III, delivered on August 8, 2007, surpassed 10,000 accumulated flying hours last month while on a mission to resupply RCAF Forward Operating Locations in the north. The Globemaster, which carries the tail number CC-17701, reached the milestone on October 12, 2018.

 To mark the steadfast work of the aviators who maintain and fly the RCAF’s heavy-lift workhorse, a ceremony was held at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, to commemorate and celebrate this important capability that has increased Canada’s airpower projection around the world. Read the rest of the story . . .

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