This is yet another reason why checklists are so important for all aviators. Even in a rush, the checklist is used 100% of the time so nothing is forgotten. Awesome job here to the loadmasters and pilots on this one! God bless these men and women and my youngest son too , thank you for what you do for our country. For me it’s always a thrill to be on, or watch aircraft. They’ve probably practiced without the actual take off but they did it smoothly and as a team. Always dependable. Former USAF SSgt here. There was a detachment of Brits at Al Udeid when I was there in 2005. Awesome folks, all of you - never a cross word between us, everyone was there for the same mssion. Same with the Aussies, who were there with their C130s. Hell of a good group of people there. Ill always remember the first time I saw a C-5 Galaxy take off. I broke out laughing as it didn't seem real that something that big could take off and become airborne in such a short distance. These Globemaster C-17s have the same effect, amazing and fun to watch the AF crew working in sync to get er up in the air.