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This is the Qatar C-17 Globemaster Transport "heavy" outbound from Chicago-O'Hare (KORD) RWY 32.

The AC is payware from Area 51 for FSX. The BG is a combination of FSX KORD airport and mayyang.com clouds.
See included original.

Thanks for Looking.

Cheers,

Mike
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dswilliams10 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
to my knowledge, the c-17 is only used by military forces.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Real, I don't do fakes.
I think the point is that it's not really a Qatar Airways aircraft, rather a government aircraft operated by a division of the airline. Many of the state carriers in the region do the same with regards to their presidential/royal transport aircraft. They are for all intents and purposes military, but with a special division of the national airline set up to operate them, and hence they appear in airline colours.

Consequently, the aircraft will be used for humanitarian flights etc, as described, on behalf of the government rather than the airline. Google Qatar C-17, Boeing has sold several C-17s to Qatar primarily for humanitarian purposes. Qatar is and Allied to the USA and big buyer of USA equipment.
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dswilliams10 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I looked all over the internet and could not find a scrap of info on the subject. you do very good work, I was unable to come up with an image of a c-17 with those markings is all I was saying.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Google the following: qatar c 17 Globemaster

Several websites of photos and history relating to Boeing sales of C-130's to Qatar.
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templar127 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
WHOA! I'd be surprised if the C-17 is a VTOL!
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zulumike Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this AC at the Springfield, IL Air Show, as the USAF demonstrated STOL capabilities. Awesome power, but the special designed flaps is the key to the STOL capabilities.

Powered Lift & STOL Capability - A key element of the C-17 is the special flap system. The externally "blown-flap" or "powered-lift" system enables the aircraft to make slow, steep approaches with heavy cargo loads. With this powered-lift system, the engine exhaust flow is directed below and through slotted flaps to produce additional lifting force and allow steeper landing descents.

Thanks for the comment.

Cheers, Mike
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templar127 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I can see aviation has advanced even further!
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zulumike Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you for your comments. Good point on the orange filtering and noted.
I am learning here and hopefully can improve from the great talent here.

Cheers, Mike
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Distantstarr Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
very cool. the C-17 is very sexy. One little critique, but important. The clouds are orange, so I would recommend matching the colors of the airport and the surface of the c-17 to the sunset. Some orange filtering will do I believe. Very nice work though :)
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