Thursday, 1 December 2016

USAF's C-17 drag reduction program enters final testing phase

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the Air Force. This is why a team at the USAF 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program. 
Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of a test C-17 Globemaster III for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
(Credit: USAF/Kenji Thuloweit)
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