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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...
Former C-5 pilot tells the story of a unique FRED mission he flew around the world
"The mission would take us around the world, eastbound, through Pakistan, Australia, Samoa, and Hawaii," 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 Volume Two: Military Airlift Command. He’s working on...
These photos prove that the massive C-5 Galaxy can fly with only three engines
Trick Or Treat C-5 Galaxy flights. Appeared on Code One Magazine, the main image of the article features a C-5, flying with only three engines, landing at Dobbins Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia, on May 25, 1977, after flying from Travis AFB, California. On a prior flight, the aircraft (Air Force serial number 66-8306) suffered an inflight emergency that destroyed...
Did you know thath C-5 Galaxy is so huge it can transport a submarine?
Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle 2, unofficially named Avalon, was built by Lockheed and was rated to dive up to 5,000 feet and provided a way to rescue submarine crews trapped beneath the ocean Taken in 1979 the incredible picture in this post shows Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle 2 (DSRV-2) being loaded aboard a C-5A Galaxy for a 5,500-mile flight from Naval Air...
The mission also garnered a milestone for the squadron with 400 successful combat sorties with zero maintenance issues Taken on Jun. 16, 2017 the photos in this post show a B-52 Stratofortress from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) landing and taxing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia after a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Noteworthy this...
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...
As her mother was a rarity as a female cadet in 1976, today LaRivee’s career field is manned with just over 5 percent women Capt. Jamie LaRivee, a 21st Airlift Squadron (AS) C-17 Globemaster III pilot at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), saw her mother as a role model, and watched her excel in an Air Force career, making LaRivee certain...

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