The second United Arab Emirates Air Force C-17A (F-235/UE-2) N9500R tbr 1224 upon delivery performed her 2nd pre-delivery test flight today (May 31, 2011), returning to Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) at 17:22 PST. Her first flight took place on Friday May 27, 2011. The photos below are of todays 2nd flight.
Nice 3/4qtr front view of this lovely aircraft.
Short final to Rwy 30.
The Pratts purr as they bring this beauty home.
Smoking the mains on Rwy 30.
(Photos by Michael Carter)