Look at all this crowd! United States Air Force / Air Reserve Command Lockheed C-5B* Galaxy (87-0041 / 127th C5 built) from 439th Airlift Wing based in Westover Air Reserve Base takes off from Gdansk (Poland) Lech Walesa Airport, runway 29 after delivering US equipment for upcoming military exercise.
This has to be the best C-5 takeoff video on the entire Internet.....I keep coming back. This is like the 10th time I've visited this......and I always watch it a couple of times at least each visit. I guess it's because we can't ever get that sound again in real life, now that they've updated them. So yeah, this is the one for that "fix" we need every so often.....
Was privileged to fly these bad boys for 15 years. It's an amazing airplane in so many ways. The aerial refueling was probably the most challenging part of flying but it opened up a whole new aspect of the plane's capabilities. Loved flying it.
The most incredible sound, never to be heard again... Loved living at Travis for 4 years while my father was a Crew Chief on these beasts. Cool story. Went to the base with him on a Saturday while they did engine runs. My brother and I sat in the truck. (I was only 5 at the time) The Captain came and got me out of the truck, took me into the cockpit, sat me on his knee, and let me flip all the switches, and introduce fuel on startup. If only that guy knew he started my aviation career that moment, which I now make a living flying corporate jets.