Took a 30-minute demo flight in a US Pacific Air Forces C-17 Globemaster III at Aero India today. Had the opportunity to be in the cockpit with my video journalist for the take-off routine, an incredibly short one. Beast of an airplane. The first Indian C-17 entered flight test last month and will be delivered to the Indian Air Force in June this year as part of a $4.1-billion deal for 10 aircraft (with options for 10 more). Was at the joining ceremony of the first C-17 at Long Beach last year.