At approximately 815 AM EST, this C17 Globemaster made an historic landing here in CFS Alert, Nunavut, Canada. This is the first time, this type of aircraft has ever landed here.

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    this is amazing Ray, this is the plane my soninlaw arrived in at the base! He told my husband that he was on this plane the first time it landed there! So he’s there someplace, unfortunately we still don’t know exactly where. I do believe he’s going to be back in Cold Lake this weekend. Are you in the forces too?

  • I was in the forces, but now just support them. I am fairly certain though that he didn’t come up here on this one. This was a test flight only. No Pax.

    Thanks for the compliment as well.

    – reefer

  • Spencer Trickett
    Spencer Trickettover 4 years ago

    Great capture Ray – good job you were around to capture it!

  • Thank you Spencer. It was either sit just off of the runway like I did, or work…mmmmm. Sometimes it pays to work in these far off isolated places.

    – reefer

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