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Tag: C-5A Galaxy

The C-5 Galaxy is so Huge it can carry a whole Aerobatic Team inside its Cargo Bay
The aircraft belonging to the US World Aerobatic Champion Team were transported intact inside the C-5 several times Taken in 1984 at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, the interesting picture in this post shows the aircraft belonging to the US World Aerobatic Champion Team being secured for transportation aboard a U.S. Air Force...
USAF retires its last C-5A
“The majority of my flying time has been on these A-models, they have taken me all over the world. I always enjoyed flying on them more than the newer models,” Senior Master Sgt. Nicholas Perna, 337th Airlift Squadron, loadmaster for last C-5A flight An unmistakable sound echoed across the sky above Westover...
Here's how you can taxi out a massive C-5 Galaxy from an untenable parking spot at an air show 
"'You should see the spectators running for their lives, pilot!' Apparently a few hundred show-goers wanted to watch the C-5 taxi out and had gathered on the far side of the rental car parking lot I had insisted be cleared. As the engine blast swung toward them, the crowd caught the hurricane torrent sweeping across the lot as it...
These photos prove that the massive C-5 Galaxy can fly with only three engines
Trick Or Treat C-5 Galaxy flights. Appeared on Code One Magazine, the main image of the article features a C-5, flying with only three engines, landing at Dobbins Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia, on May 25, 1977, after flying from Travis AFB, California. On a prior flight, the aircraft (Air Force serial number 66-8306) suffered an inflight emergency that destroyed...
Did you know thath C-5 Galaxy is so huge it can transport a submarine?
Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle 2, unofficially named Avalon, was built by Lockheed and was rated to dive up to 5,000 feet and provided a way to rescue submarine crews trapped beneath the ocean Taken in 1979 the incredible picture in this post shows Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle 2 (DSRV-2) being loaded aboard a C-5A Galaxy for a 5,500-mile flight from Naval Air...
Funding for B-52 re-engine program will unlikely be approved before 2020
The B-52 re-engine program will have to fit in the budget at the same time as the Air Force’s new B-21 bomber and new ICBM, as well as a new U.S. Navy missile submarine At the Association of Old Crows conference in Washington Gen. Robin Rand, head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), told reporters that funding for...
USAF retires its last C-5A
This C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and more than 5,470 full-stop landings The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has retired the last of its C-5A Galaxy airlifters. As you can see in the photos of this post the aircraft landed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., to be retired to the...
The first operational C-5 was delivered to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base (now known as Joint Base Charleston, S.C.) in Jun. 1970 Taken on Jun. 30, 1969,  the interesting photo in thiS article features the first U.S. Air Force (USAF) Preliminary Evaluation flight of the C-5A Galaxy conducted by the C-5A Test Force, that composed of Air...

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