airlifter

Video shows C-130 Hercules “Buddy Start” (engine start utilising the propeller blast of another aircraft to effect engine starting)

Video shows C-130 Hercules “Buddy Start” (engine start utilising the propeller blast of another aircraft to effect engine starting)

The C-130 Hercules The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of… Read More

2 months ago

Several customers are interested in restarting C-17 Globemaster III production, Boeing says

C-17 Globemaster III production A Boeing senior official recently said that almost half a decade after it delivered its last… Read More

2 months ago

Here’s how the Pilot of This C-130 was able to land Safely with his Flight Engineer Dead, with his Co-Pilot Wounded, with Just One Engine

The C-130 Hercules The US Air Force (USAF) issued its original design specification in 1951, yet the remarkable C-130 remains… Read More

3 months ago

DHC-4 with Controls Locked: video shows Caribou crashing after a Poor Preflight

The Canadian DOT concluded that the control locks were still locked when the DHC-4 Caribou took off. DHC-4 Caribou Crashing after… Read More

6 months ago

Video shows last flying C-123 Provider almost crashing while landing in heavy Crosswinds at Geneseo Airshow

Last flying C-123 Provider almost crashing while landing Filmed on Jun. 3, 2023 the video in this post features the… Read More

10 months ago

USAF C-17 Instructor recalls that time a student accidentally Deployed the Globemaster III Thrust Reversers during Aerial Refueling

‘The pilot flying got his sleeve caught around the #1 throttle somehow and pulled it into reverse with 2 through… Read More

10 months ago

How Many Boeing 747s have crashed?

Of the 1,574 747s built up to December of 2022 (when the final 747 left Boeing’s Everett Factory), somewhere between… Read More

1 year ago

FRED pilot tells the story behind the infamous Dover C-5 crash – Part 2: Training Analysis and Crash Summary

As the C-5 crew turned back toward Dover AFB in response to their engine malfunction, they could little realize they… Read More

1 year ago

FRED pilot tells the story behind the infamous Dover C-5 crash – Part 1: The lead up to the accident

The tail strikes the ground, ripping the entire tail structure from the plane. The rest of the fuselage, from its… Read More

1 year ago

Pictures feature C-5 Galaxy airlifters flying with only three engines

The C-5 Galaxy airlifters were approved for a one-time, three-engine flight for permanent repairs. Appeared on Code One Magazine, the… Read More

2 years ago

C-17 Globemaster III crew planned and executed demo within 24 hours

A C-17 Globemaster III crew from the 97th Airlift Squadron was given less than 24 hours to plan and execute… Read More

2 years ago

Antonov Restores Operations of its remaining five AN-124 Cargo Aircraft from Leipzig, Germany, where the Company Relocated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Antonov team plans to continue the operation of the remaining five AN-124 cargo aircraft from Leipzig where the company… Read More

2 years ago

Watch a huge C-17 Globemaster III taking off from a very short runway after it landed at too-small airport instead of landing at MacDill AFB

On Jul. 20, 2012, a huge USAF C-17 Globemaster III bound for MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, landed a tad… Read More

2 years ago

Antonov Conducts Damage Assessment Of An-225 Mriya badly damaged during the Russian invasion of Ukraine

If the An-225 has been as badly damaged as some pictures suggest, repairing the aircraft may not even be possible.… Read More

2 years ago