Tag: Ramstein Air Base

Former C-5 Pilot Remembers his First FRED Landing at Al Kharj airfield, AKA Al’s Garage
"At one mile, however, I saw the large numerals “35” on the concrete strip to the right. That was the runway, I was lined up on the taxiway. I did a quick dip to the right and lined up on the runway," Jay Lacklen, former C-5 Pilot Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author...
Ramstein receives largest ammo shipment since Operation Allied Force
Approximately 100 containers with a variety of munitions rolled into Ramstein during the month of October The 86th Munitions Squadron (MUNS) on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, received its largest shipment of ordnance in recent history. As told by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, in his article Armed and Ready: Ramstein receives largest ammo shipment in years,...
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...
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 C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft took exactly the same route the planes flew during the D-Day invasion on Jun. 6, 73 years ago Taken during ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 - Jun. 7, 2017, the epic photos in this post feature C-130J Super Hercules airlifters assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron (AS) at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, recreating...
The gigantic C-5M required six fuselage jacks to hold it: each jack can hold 60 tons, over all providing support for 720,000 pounds. Taken on May 3, 2017 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the curious images in this post feature a C-5M Super Galaxy airlifter from Travis Air Force Base (AFB), Calif., resting on six fuselage jacks for main landing...
Capable of carrying six Apache helicopters, two M1A Abrams tanks or 250,000 pounds of relief supplies, the C-5M Super Galaxy is uniquely equipped to carry bulky combat equipment The interesting video in this post shows a massive C-5M Super Galaxy transport plane offloading Apache helicopters at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Actually a contingent of U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, delivered...

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