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Tag: Military Airlift Command

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...
Operation Nickel Grass: The C-5/C-141 Airlift that saved Israel
It is sufficient to say that U.S. military transport aircraft - much larger than those deployed by other belligerents in Yom Kippur War - delivered no fewer than 22,345 tons of freight in the course of 556 sorties flown by Oct. 24, 1973 Western military observers often emphasise that during the October 1973...
The story of the C-5 pilot who was saved by his guardian angel twice in the same mission
"Fascinated, I watched this process that produced an airborne spiral staircase of circling and descending planes below me. Soon, however, disputes arose. Most of the aircraft had flown from all parts of the world to land in Germany and some did not have much fuel left..." Jay Lacklen, former C-5 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500...
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...

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