Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Jason H, Apr 3, 2006.
Yeah I just saw that on the news. Good to hear everyone is ok.
The military has 126 C-5s in its active and reserve inventory, according the Air Force's official Web site.[/quote]
make that 125
they are beasts. When coming in for a landing they do look like they're traveling way too slow to be airborn.
it was run by a reserve crew
Where's the funny?
Who are just a well trained as active duty personell. Unlike a 747, a Galaxy limps with an engine flame out, hence the short approach and crash.
we don't limp with a single engine out.
not even close.
50,000 lbs of thrust or so on each engine. We'd be okay with 2... we'd limp with one.
Missing an engine doesn't affect much on the plane. We'll shut them down in flight routinely if there's an issue (vibration, fuel flow, etc)
those bastards cook some mean food in the c-5 galley.
I bet a bird hit the engine and messed it up. From what I've seen, it's amazing what a bird can do to the planes. I don't know how many times I had to wait for the aircrew to board my bus while a few of them filled out some paperwork for bird damage.
that's not a plane, it's a building with wings.
they fly in the bodies of the dead from iraq and afghan to dover and we go and unload them there. thank God that it was leaving not arriving with bodies on it.
we load human remains at the front of the plane, too... pretty much where the plane split.
nothing goes in front of HR's
That's a good way to lose respect on this board real fast.
Reserves crashed a 16 this weekend too.
From their jets that I've seen and people who worked with them, they don't quite keep their jets up to par
It's amazing no one was killed.
i was in a c-17 for a jump when they lost full control of the aircraft for like 7 minutes LOL
The KC-10's don't seem to look all that bad and they are worked on by alot of reserves
woah that is something you don't see everyday