C-17 Globemaster III Visits Yellowstone Airport
October 1, 2021
On September 18, 2021, a C-17 Globemaster III from Hickam Air Force Base, Oahu, Hawaii, paid a visit to Yellowstone Airport (WYS). The crew made several practice approaches including a few touch-and-gos, focusing on high altitude training techniques.
Yellowstone Airport sits at 6,649' in elevation and hosts an 8,400' long runway which can handle almost all aircraft. In fact, in 2009 WYS hosted the President of the United States and Air Force One (B-747)!