450,000 lbs of jet flying just a few hundred feet above the ground. It’s amazing!
There are times where we need to write a long article that provides color commentary and other times that you just need to watch a kick ass video. This is one of those times that you should just watch the video and enjoy it.
Bonus: Here is the same C-17 from a different perspective.
What’s the Mach Loop?
The Mach Loop is probably the best place in the world to watch tactical flying by fighters and the occasional bomber and transport aircraft. This video of a C-17 is the first that we’ve seen. It is amazing. A heavy flying below the mountain peaks is amazing. Most C-17s fly low levels above 300 knots. This flight appears to be slower but no less impressive.
Over the years we’ve seen hundreds of videos and photos of aircraft flying through the Mach Loop. It is a unique vantage point for avgeeks and spotters because they are able to view the aircraft traveling through the valley from above. Combined with the lush, green scenery, it makes for some impressive photography and videos. Heavy aircraft in the Mach Loop are rare though.
The video was filmed by Paul Williams who has a number of Mach Loop videos. Enjoy.