Huge military plane C-17 Globemaster spotted flying above the West Country

A huge military plane has been spotted flying above the West Country.

The RAF-registered C-17 Globemaster has been soaring across the skies as part of military pilot training and has been spotted at both Bristol and Exeter airports.

The plane has been completing low swoops to the ground, as the slow-mo video by Emma James and Aaron Gazzard above shows.

The RAF say it is part of training exercises which have been taking place across the West Country, including Exeter, Bristol and Newquay.

Another plane, an A400M Atlas aircraft has also been spotted.

The planes are flying out of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire

According to the RAF, the C-17 Globemaster III is a long range, heavy-lift strategic transport aircraft that can operate close to a potential area of operations for combat, peacekeeping or humanitarian missions worldwide.

It can transport 100,000lb (45,360kg) of freight more than 4,500nm (8,334km) while flying at altitudes above 35,000ft, and carry the likes of Chinook helicopters, military vehicles and other heavy items of specialist kit.