On September 15, 1991, a camouflage-painted, pointy-nosed Boeing C-17A took off for the first time from the Long Beach, California airport. The initial prototype, dubbed T-1, lifted off with throngs of gathered onlookers cheering and ushering in a new era of USAF aviation. Despite cost overruns and early underperformance, the “Globemaster III” would prove to be […]