Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Standstill Stop
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is essentially a large military transport aircraft that was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. This aircraft typically performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include medical evacuation and airdrop duties. Read more for a video showing how it uses full reverse and spoilers to come to a complete step in under 1,000-feet.


The C-17 measures 174-feet long, has a wingspan of 169 feet 10 inches, and is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines, which are based on the commercial Pratt and Whitney PW2040 used on the Boeing 757. Each engine is rated at 40,400 lbf of thrust, while the thrust reversers direct engine exhaust air upwards and forward, reducing the chances of foreign object damage by ingestion of runway debris, and providing enough reverse thrust to back the aircraft up on the ground while taxiing.