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Tag: C-5M Super Galaxy

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...
Maybe it’s because of their massive size, but don’t you think that FREDs in these photos look like enormous snowmen? Taken on Jan. 13, 2019 at Dover Air Force Base (AFB) the impressive pictures in this post feature 512th Airlift Wing (AW) C-5M Super Galaxy airlifters covered with snow.
New video shows C-5M Super Galaxy landing with nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lacklandvideo
A new video of the C-5M nose gear up landing that took place on Mar. 15, 2018 has eventually emerged On Mar. 15, 2018 a C-5M assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing landed with its nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. A new video of the incident has eventually emerged. As we have previously reported the aircraft was returning to base from on a local...
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 company's Marietta, Georgia, facility, Lockheed Martin delivered the 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport modernized under the U.S. Air Force's Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP). According to a Lockheed Martin news release, the delivery completes...
An in-depth analysis of infamous Dover C-5 crash – Part II: Training Analysis and Crash Summary
The pilot said they were slamming the throttles against the firewall, but they couldn’t get any more thrust and couldn’t understand why they could not. They still did not realize they had the wrong throttle forward Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and...
The infamous Dover C-5 crash - Part 1: The lead up to the accident and crash animation with cockpit recorder playing
That angle of attack gauge suddenly leaps from 17 degrees to 20. A stall occurs at 18 degrees. Then the mechanical female voice alerts the crew: “Stall, stall.” Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey...
The story of the C-5 pilot that during his aircraft commander recommend ride went rogue on his senior evaluator
He looked at me wearily and said: “I’m so fucking tired, I don’t care if they violate me...” Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey Volume Two: Military Airlift Command. The following story comes the...
C-5M Super Galaxy lands with nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland
The C-5M Super Galaxy nose gear is said to have malfunctioned during the training flight A C-5M assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing landed with its nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on Mar. 15. According News4Sanantonio the aircraft was returning to base from on a local training mission. The nose gear is said to have malfunctioned during the training flight,...
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...

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