Dover Air Force Base

FRED pilot tells the story behind the infamous Dover C-5 crash – Part 2: Training Analysis and Crash Summary

FRED pilot tells the story behind the infamous Dover C-5 crash – Part 2: Training Analysis and Crash Summary

As the C-5 crew turned back toward Dover AFB in response to their engine malfunction, they could little realize they… Read More

11 months ago

FRED pilot tells the story behind the infamous Dover C-5 crash – Part 1: The lead up to the accident

The tail strikes the ground, ripping the entire tail structure from the plane. The rest of the fuselage, from its… Read More

11 months ago

The story Reach 806, the C-17 that during Operation Allies Refuge landed in Kabul without normal runway lighting

“I could hardly see the landing zone until we were on approach. The brightness of the surrounding city made it… Read More

2 years ago

Correction: USAF C-17 Reach 871 safely evacuated 823 (not “only” 640) Afghan citizens from Kabul. 183 children were also aboard.

Reach 871, a USAF C-17 Globemaster III, safely transported 823 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 15,… Read More

3 years ago

More details about Reach 871, the USAF C-17 that safely evacuated 640 Afghans fleeing from Taliban

A USAF C-17 Globemaster III, call sign Reach 871, safely evacuated some 640 Afghans from Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021.… Read More

3 years ago

Unique photos show massive C-5M Super Galaxy conducting night countermeasures testing

Each night the C-5M Super Galaxy flew into Eglin AFB range and released more than 15 flares. This process was… Read More

3 years ago

Impressive video shows C-5M Super Galaxy airlifter doing a very short take off

On Dec. 19, 2020 Dover Air Force Base was pretty dead for about 3 hours until this C-5M made an… Read More

3 years ago

Former FRED Pilot Explains What it is like landing a C-5 Cargo Aircraft in Heavy Fog

‘The pilot flying the plane would never look outside; he would fly to minimums on his altimeter and commence a… Read More

4 years ago

The C-5s in these photos look like Gigantic Snowmen

Maybe it’s because of their massive size, but don’t you think that FREDs in these photos look like enormous snowmen?… Read More

5 years ago

The Strange case of “Lt Col 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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

Stall and Fall! That time a C-5 Galaxy nearly crashed while approaching Diego Garcia

Disputes arose almost immediately since this was a reserve C-5 crew with an active duty copilot, who also happened to… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

An in-depth analysis of 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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago