Mystery Black Plane Spotted in Boise: Reddit Users Chime In

Boise residents are buzzing after a Reddit thread on r/Boise revealed an intriguing sight: a black plane parked outside Firehawk helicopters. The aircraft was swiftly identified by users as a C-17 Globemaster, specifically one belonging to the Royal Air Force. Adding to the excitement, another C-17 was spotted at the opposite end of the runway, making for quite the spectacle. My wife and I saw it and thought the same thing: it's a big, pretty cool airplane. 

Have you seen this C-17?

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The C-17 Globemaster is a versatile, long-range transport aircraft used by the Royal Air Force. Known for its impressive capabilities, it can carry heavy cargo, including military vehicles and troops, across vast distances quickly and efficiently. The C-17's robust design allows it to operate in challenging environments, making it an essential asset for humanitarian missions and military operations.

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One Reddit user also mentioned that there is another C-17 at the other end of the runway, which can't be seen from I-84 East, which is where the initial sighting of the C-17 Globemaster can be seen.


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