[Photo] C-17 cockpit lighting controls during night flight over Iraq

Sep 08 2014 - 4 Comments

This is how the cockpit of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft looks like at night

The image in this post was taken as Capt. Erica Stooksbury, C-17 pilot with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, adjusted the cockpit lighting controls in a Globemaster III aircraft over Iraq Aug. 30, 2014.

The huge cargo plane had just completed a humanitarian airdrop mission over Amirli, Iraq, along with another C-17.

According to the U.S. Air Force, two C-17s dropped 79 container delivery system bundles of fresh drinking water, or 7,513 gallons whereas two C-130 Hercules aircraft dropped 30 bundles, which contained 3,032 gallons of fresh drinking water and 7,056 meals, ready to eat.

Image credit: U.S. Air Force