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    Photo Essay: Andrews AFB Airshow Wows Crowd

    (Photos and story by Curt & Randy Jennings) SUITLAND, MD – Last weekend’s 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show was once again a fantastic glimpse at the aerial capability of the United States military. The weather cooperated all three days of the show, without a drop of rain and mostly sunny skies, so everyone was […] More

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    The First Time the B-2 Bomber Flew Was in the Belly of a C-5

    Not the whole bomber, mind you, but rather pieces of it. Big pieces, including the wings and the “cargo hold” otherwise known as the bomb bay structure were delivered for assembly by C-5 Galaxy airlift. But first, a little background on the B-2 is in order. The B-2 Spirit, America’s newest manned bomber, was first […] More

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    Then There Was the Time I Saw a C-5 Do the Splits

    The C-5 Galaxy is a magnificent airplane. I flew this amazing machine for over a decade and many thousands of hours between the years of 1991 and 2003 while a member of the 312th Airlift Squadron at Travis AFB near San Francisco. And while the airplane has some amazing capabilities, she would occasionally break in […] More

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    Ever wonder why the C-5 is nicknamed FRED? Read this!

    We’re talkin’ about the Galaxy – the C-5 transport plane, not the Ford MPV (multiple people vehicle). The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is the largest transport plane of the United States Air Force. It’s larger than the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter and can carry almost twice the load of a C-17 Globemaster. The C-5 has been in operation since […] More

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