C-141

Hanoi Taxi: the story of the C-141 StarLifter that became the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the US

Hanoi Taxi: the story of the C-141 StarLifter that became the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the US

Although C-141 StarLifter aircraft had flown many military and humanitarian missions, none was more significant than the mission flown by… Read More

11 months ago

Here’s why Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose couldn’t be an effective troop transport

Empty the Spruce Goose weighed almost twice what a fully loaded B-29 weighed at takeoff when at combat overload weight. They were just insane… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s why the C-141 is possibly The Most Significant Aircraft in History of Airlifter Design

The Lockheed C-5, McDonnell Douglas Boeing C-17, Ilyushin IL-76, Kawasaki C-1 and C-2, Embraer KC-390, Xi'an Y-20, and Airbus A400M… Read More

5 years ago

The sad story of the Green Ramp Disaster

This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp… Read More

5 years ago

The story of C-141 Hanoi Taxi, the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the U.S.

The Hanoi Taxi flew two missions into Hanoi, carrying out 78 POWs and two civilian returnees to the Philippines, and… Read More

5 years ago

Operation Nickel Grass: How USAF C-5, C-141 Airlifters saved Israel during the October 1973 War

It is sufficient to say that U.S. military transport aircraft - much larger than those deployed by other belligerents in… Read More

5 years ago

Former C-5 pilot tells the story of a unique FRED mission he flew around the world

"The mission would take us around the world, eastbound, through Pakistan, Australia, Samoa, and Hawaii," Jay Lacklen, former C-5 pilot… Read More

6 years ago