Tag: C-7

Here’s how you can land a C-7 Caribou on an Austere Field Over a Hilltop
"We had stopped with just enough runway overrun remaining to turn sharply to taxi back to the cargo ramp area. Another five feet and we’d have been bouncing down the slope into the jungle, and infamy," Jay Lacklen, former C-7 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former C-7 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the...
The C-7 Santa-Bou and other Tales of aVietnam Christmas
The rear cargo door came down, and Santa emerged. The troops cheered and whistled. Then the Donut Dollies came down the ramp and the troops went joyously berserk, but not in a nasty or lewd sense… Jay Lacklen is a former C-7 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the...
Video shows crash animation of Operation Babylift C-5 accident
"On this clear night I could sense the outline of southern Spain and northern Africa, a spectacular panoramic view from my space ship," Jay Lacklen, former C-5 pilot 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...

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