Tag: Dover Air Force Base

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.
The Strange case of "Lt Seagull," the C-5 Squadron Ops Officer who tried Everything to not Fly
"In reading my professional evaluation I saw the statement citing my flying in command for ASEV had been removed. He frowned and nodded his head to imply he had had to make a difficult decision and said: 'I know, Jay, it was a tough call but I had to remove that sentence. It would have made all the other...
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...
That time a C-5 driver performed a high speed flyby over the house of then senator and future vice president Joe Biden
A phone call to the Pentagon led to calls to MAC headquarters at Scott AFB, then to the Dover wing commander to find out who the hell tried to take the roof off Senator Biden's house in a C-5 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...
The story of the stall and fall experienced by a C-5 Reserve crew on approach to Diego Garcia
Disputes arose almost immediately since this was a reserve C-5 crew with an active duty copilot, who also happened to be female. The active duty began a campaign to claim the copilot “saved” the crew. The reserves countered by pointing to possible copilot missteps. Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying...
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...
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...
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-5 loadmaster gives you a tour of the gigantic Galaxy
Specially designed for heavy airlift, the C-5’s large front and rear cargo doors reduce cargo transfer times by allowing ground crews to load and off-load the aircraft simultaneously Forget mansions and swimming pools... Experience the height of luxury as SSgt. Tyler Waters, a loadmaster with the 9th Airlift Squadron at Dover Air Force Base (AFB), Delaware, gives you a tour...

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