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Tag: Westover Air Reserve Base

USAF retires its last C-5A
“The majority of my flying time has been on these A-models, they have taken me all over the world. I always enjoyed flying on them more than the newer models,” Senior Master Sgt. Nicholas Perna, 337th Airlift Squadron, loadmaster for last C-5A flight An unmistakable sound echoed across the sky above Westover...
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...
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...
The story of the C-5 pilot that during his aircraft commander recommend ride went rogue on his senior evaluator
The C-5 Galaxy is able to operate on runways 6,000 feet long (1,829 meters), quite an impressive (especially for its size) capability This something you don't see everyday. The gorgeous video in this post in fact features a United States Air Force (USAF) C-5B Galaxy (which actually is 87-0041 / 127th C5 built) from 439th Airlift Wing based in Westover Air Reserve...

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