Massive C-5M Super Galaxy Visits EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

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C-5 Galaxy - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

The C-5 Galaxy is the largest aircraft in the US Air Force inventory, and one of the largest few in the world. This massive airlifter is always a special sight, but it is usually limited to static display. We caught this massive beast in flight two times during EAA AirVenture 2016, and its arrival and departure can be seen in the videos below.

C-5 Galaxy - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016C-5 Galaxy - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

While in Oshkosh, the aircraft was (naturally) parked front row center in Boeing Plaza, an intimidating sight from the main gate and a major focal point of the crowd’s attention. The huge nose and cargo ramp were both opened, and visitors were allowed inside the cavernous cargo bay. This specific aircraft, from Travis AFB, is actually a C-5M Super Galaxy, an updated version of the C-5 with new engines producing 22% more thrust and other improvements.

Fan Submissions: Theme Week 16 – Military Heavy Lifters

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Thank you to all of our fans for submitting to our Military Heavy Lifters theme week! Once again we had over 100 submissions from our fantastic fans. We posted some of our favorite military heavy lifter photos throughout the week, and asked you to share some of your own shots to be featured right here on our blog. Check out just a sampling of the submissions in the slideshow below!

Do you have some photos you’d like to share? This week’s theme is P-51 Mustangs! Got a great shot of a P-51? If you would like to contribute to our next theme week, go to our Facebook page, like the page, and upload your photos to our wall!

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