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C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team
The C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team is hosted by the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
The main mission of the demo team is to showcase the capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III. Â When going to international air shows, the team is the ambassador for the Air Force by interacting with air show fans and meeting community leaders.
The demo team flies three different profiles. One is six minutes long, another is 10 minutes in length, and the third and most common is the 12- minute profile. The profile length is determined by the time slotted for the C-17. An air show profile is not Â much different from what 15th Wing C-17 pilots perform during real-world missions across the Pacific. However, an air show demands that the demo team take its flying to the next level with precision and speed in putting on a proper demonstration for crowds, although the profile is not much different from an operational mission, it is very fast-paced.
A C-17 demo team is made up of a four-person team. Being a member of the demo team requires a high level of experience in the C-17, meeting training requirements and senior leadership approval. Veteran pilots who have been instructors, evaluators or aircraft commanders are selected. Training begins in a C-17 simulator and extends to flying the profiles and ground training, all to ensure safety and precision flying.