The Boeing C-17 Globemaster II



A Crewmans's Experience  



Presented by Lt. Col. Tom Maxwell, USAF (Ret)  
March Field Air Museum Library – Wednesday, May 15 - 7 pm 


Lt. Col. (Ret.) Tom Maxwell is a former USAF Pilot, aerospace executive, and test pilot Instructor.  His USAF career included the accumulation of over 6,000 hours in numerous high-performance and transport aircraft. Lt. Col. Maxwell was a member of a team that developed the requirements for a new USAF transport the C-17 Globemaster.

Lt. Col. Maxwell will speak on the C-17 Globemaster III the most advanced airlift aircraft in the world.  Developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of Boeing, the C-17 was designed for the rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world. The aircraft can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions.

The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and NATO Heavy Airlift Wing operate the C-17. Over 238 C-17s have been delivered to date. 

The 729th Airlift Squadron at March Air Reserve Base operates eight C-17s.       




The Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable is sponsored by the March Field Air Museum, and is dedicated to the local aviation and aerospace community. Monthly meetings are open to the public, with subjects of interest to the air-minded public presented including aviation and aerospace history, both civil and military, as well as new developments in these fields. Parking and admission are free for this event.




The March Field Air Museum is located in Riverside, California, at 22550 Van Buren Blvd. (at the intersection of Van Buren Blvd. and the 215 Freeway) adjacent to March Air Reserve Base


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