WHAT MAKES A
C-17 GREAT TO FLY?
The C-17 offers its crew a modern work environment with systems that significantly reduce the workload of operating the complex aircraft. An essential part of them is the cockpit avionics suite that displays flight and systems information on four multi-function active matrix crystal displays and two Head-Up Displays (HUD) that show essential flight information.
The aircraft is controlled through an electronic flight control system that converts pilot inputs to movements of the wing and tail control surfaces.
When there is a need to operate in an environment with low level of light the crew can use Night Vision Goggles (NVG) that enable them to see in conditions approaching total darkness.