Short field performance of a C-17?
The Boeing website states the takeoff roll of a C-17 as 7,600 feet at MTOW (and presumably at sea level with a moderate ambient temperature). This airport has a 6,000 foot runway.
So, this bird couldn't have been at maximum take-off weight. I'm wondering just how much runway a more lightly loaded C-17 might need. Any informed opinions?
It was quite a sight to see!