Tag: C-5 Galaxy

Operation Nickel Grass: How USAF C-5, C-141 Airlifters saved Israel

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

The Strange case of “Lt Col Seagull,” the C-5 Squadron Ops...

"In reading my professional evaluation I saw the statement citing my flying in command for ASEV had been removed. He frowned and nodded his...

Former C-5 Pilot Remembers his First FRED Landing at Al Kharj airfield,...

"At one mile, however, I saw the large numerals “35” on the concrete strip to the right. That was the runway, I was lined...

Former C-5 pilot tells the story of the “Cockpit Cat Fight”...

"Sandy, the pretty one, and Penny, the interesting one, hunched over the scope on the navigators' station behind the pilot. Their voices rose in...

Former FRED Pilot remembers his First C-5 Mission

"On this clear night I could sense the outline of southern Spain and northern Africa, a spectacular panoramic view from my space ship," Jay...

That time a C-5 pilot found himself stuck in a holding...

"Fascinated, I watched this process that produced an airborne spiral staircase of circling and descending planes below me. Soon, however, disputes arose. Most of...

Former C-5 pilot remembers his training on the Mighty FRED

"The C-5 is marginally larger than a Boeing 747. I joked that if the 747 guys would keep their 'little' airplane out of my...

USAF receives final C-5M Super Galaxy

The delivery completes the RERP upgrade, which extends the service life of the C-5 fleet out until the 2040s On Aug. 2, 2018 at the...

Former C-5 pilot tells the story of a unique FRED mission...

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

That time a C-5 driver performed a high speed flyby over...

A phone call to the Pentagon led to calls to MAC headquarters at Scott AFB, then to the Dover wing commander to find out...

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