Watch this Hulking Cargo Plane Maneuver Through the Sky in Brisbane, Australia
Ever wonder what it's like to be a Royal Australian Air Force pilot behind the controls of a C-17A Globemaster cargo plane?
Well, wonder no more. The Royal Australian Air Force gave Internet users a birds-eye view while residents of Brisbane, Australia, where the C-17A did a flyover on its way to an airshow last week, got to see it in real-time.
In the two-minute-and-40 second video, viewers watch the cargo plane fly across the city with the intercome warning of terrain and obstacles ahead. As expected when flying over a city, the intercom screeched obstacles on the left and right, as it flew close to the building dotting the landscape in the city of more than two million people.
The Royal Australian Air Force warned residents of the city of the low-flying aircraft, which occurred on 26 September.
"The C-17A will conduct passes over the Brisbane River and the CBD as the pilots expertly maneuver the aircraft as part of the preparation for Riverfire display," the Royal Australian Air Force wrote on its Website. "Each flying display is planned and flown beforehand and the pilots train to a high skill level to perform such maneuvers. The aircraft will be at least 100 meters clear of terrain or any buildings during the display."
This isn't the first time the Air Force in Australia has put a heavy transportation plane through some city maneuvering. It's known to show off the large aircraft during training and in shows for the public.
The C-17A Globemaster is a four-engine military transport aircraft made by Boeing. It can haul large equipment, suppliers, and troops to airfields anywhere in the world regardless of the terrain. The first C-17A Globemaster was delivered in 1993.