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#30 Eilert  2011-11-04 00:00
Wow, the names on here are the guys I truely looked up to when i got to Travis. Thanks to you guys I got the low down on this awesome airplane when it came back from Depot (after the fire) and Tim O'Malley told me how this plan could out pressurize any C-5.
#29 MSgt Gary Graham  2010-03-02 00:00
For anyone stationed at Altus, or Iceland. My father-in-law (Donald E Whited) was a C-5 load master from the mid 70's until the mid 80's. He has since passed away, and I'm trying to find out what tail number(s) he flew on for his daughter. Not sure how to even start looking, other than to ask those who crewed them as well. Any help is appreciated.
#28 Tim O'Malley  2009-11-23 00:00
I just stumbled across this website and didn't know they were chopping up the old C-5's. 450 was a handfull, but after it was put back together it flew well. I have a lot of fond memories of the C-5's both as a Crew Chief, DCC, and flight line expediter. Once they let the plane fly the way it was meant to, the first Gulf War for example, the C-5 proved to be a great plane. If it had an MEL like the civilian fleets they would have flown even better. It's a shame to see them cut up.
#27 William Murray Msgt- Retired C5A flight engineer  2008-08-30 00:00
came accross her at altus in middle 70's as crew chief, crosstrained in 75 to flight engineers and went to travis. 450 was at travis in the middle 70's and sometimes she flew and sometimes not. got qualified to second and then to first where I flew on a local when the balast pallet for wing loading came loose and traveled to rear of cargo compartment and stopped on the rear ramp. got busted along with the pilot and retrained and became a better flight engineer because of it. flew her on top secret missions for travis air force base and she preformed as good as she could since she had to fly and maintenance we miminal to say the least. she got my attention and I have always thought of her in both good and bad ways. sorry to see her in the bone yard but every thing has a life and hers is used up.
#26 Bill Mooney  2008-07-19 00:00
I worked engine shop flightline dispatch at Dover in the late 1970's. We just finished a job and waiting on the taxi line for the truck. I heard the familiar drone of Albert on takeoff and looking up I saw a huge spray of sparks coming from the left wing-could'nt tell which engine. Honestly, I thought I was going to watch an aircraft fall from the sky. But they kept control-she headed toward the bay but my recollection is it looked like they were losing altidude. I should add this was at nite. They landed the aircraft safely which was quite a feat, leaving it on a taxi way or maybe the runway I do'nt remember. It leaked fuel from holes in the tank. A massive failure of the number two engine-a/c 450.

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