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The final C-17 departs from LGB (Photo provided by Boeing)

Final C-17 Globemaster III Departs From Long Beach

On November 29, 2015, the last ever C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter departed Boeing's Long Beach, California production plant. This take off marks the end of the C-17 production era, along with all aircraft production in Long Beach. Prior to flying to Boeing's San Antonio location, the airplane overflew the assembly facility and a gathered crowd. The aircraft has a rich history dating back to 1980, when the US Air Force requested a transport aircraft larger than those presently in…