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I mainly joined to ask this question. I would not have been so curious had it not flown directly over my house at least 5 times in about a half-hour. Every time my house started rumbling, I’d rush outside to snap some pictures before it was too far gone. Any help would be appreciated - especially if anyone knows why it came across so frequently.

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    $\begingroup$ I wish i had a house under some c17s $\endgroup$ – Ali Erdem Mar 5 at 19:10
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    $\begingroup$ I disagree that this question is a duplicate. One cannot search based on just an image on SE, you can only search text. Given that a person asking to identify an aircraft inherently does not know the name of the aircraft, how can they be expected to find a previous post asking about a C-17? $\endgroup$ – zymhan Mar 5 at 19:26
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    $\begingroup$ @zymhan: And that is why humans are involved, and not a search robot (note that OP agreed it solved their question). The other extreme is having 10 distinct questions for the same aircraft-identification, say a 747 – does not make it right. $\endgroup$ – ymb1 Mar 5 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ If you want to know why it's flying over your house, it would help if we knew where your house is located :-) $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Mar 5 at 19:58
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    $\begingroup$ Discuss on meta: Are 'aircraft identification' questions using photos eligible for duplicate voting? $\endgroup$ – ymb1 Mar 5 at 20:05
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Looks to me like a Boeing C-17, if you live near a military base or airport that may explain it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Beat me to the punch. It is indeed a C-17 Globemaster. $\endgroup$ – DLH Mar 5 at 17:32
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    $\begingroup$ As its gear is down, it's likely flying circuits, short flights, or touch and go landings at a nearby airfield. $\endgroup$ – idoimaging Mar 5 at 17:43
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks all! Very interesting. I did some research and they first started in Charleston, SC. Makes sense since I live in South Carolina. $\endgroup$ – B. John Mar 5 at 19:13

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