C-5M Super Galaxy Flyover

  The New York Air Show will feature a flyover by a C-5M Super Galaxy from the 439th Airlift Wing out of Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts. The flyover will occur on Saturday, September 15th only!  There will be a C-5M on ground display both days of the show.   Get your tickets now... View Article


 

The New York Air Show will feature a flyover by a C-5M Super Galaxy from the 439th Airlift Wing out of Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts. The flyover will occur on Saturday, September 15th only!  There will be a C-5M on ground display both days of the show.

 

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The C-5M Super Galaxy is a the largest transport aircraft in the U.S. military and one of the largest in the world. The C-5M is a modernized version of the legacy C-5 and is operated by the U.S. Air Force. There are 52 C-5Ms in the fleet that are stationed at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware; Travis AFB, California; Lackland AFB, Texas; and Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts.

 

The C-5M Super Galaxy is equipped with five sets of landing gear with 28 wheels in all. It can carry oversized cargo over intercontinental ranges and can take off and land on relatively short runways. Both the nose and aft doors open, allowing ground crews to simultaneously load and off-load cargo from both ends, reducing cargo transfer times. The full-width drive-on ramps at each end enable double rows of vehicles to be transported.

 

The C-5M can carry a total cargo load of 281,001 pounds or 140 tons. It can fly 2,150 nautical miles, offload, and fly to a second base 500 nautical miles away from the original destination — all without aerial refueling. With aerial refueling, the aircraft’s range is limited only by crew endurance.

 

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