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09-11-2009, 04:31 PM
C-5M to go for world flight records at Dover

Staff report
Posted : Friday Sep 11, 2009 12:55:48 EDT

It could be a record-breaking day Sunday in the skies over Dover Air Force Base, Del.

A C-5M Super Galaxy will attempt to set or break 33 world records in a single flight taking off from the base, a Dover release said.

The attempt will include altitude, payload and time-to-climb records. For example, with a payload of 80,000 kilograms — about 177,000 pounds — the C-5M will climb higher than 10,000 meters. If successful, the records will “trickle down” to lighter payloads and lower altitudes.

A National Aeronautic Association official will be on board to document the world record attempt.

The C-5M is an upgraded version of the venerable C-5. The M-model flies with more powerful engines, enabling the transport, the service’s largest jet, to climb faster and fly higher with heavier payloads.

Dozens of other improvements and a digital cockpit are predicted to raise the jet’s reliability levels.


09-11-2009, 10:07 PM
thats one big plane

09-14-2009, 01:52 PM
C-5 sets unofficial records in Dover flight

The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Sep 13, 2009 17:14:52 EDT

DOVER, Del. — A C-5 cargo plane at Dover Air Force Base has taken what base officials hope will be certified as a record-breaking flight.

Base officials say the Dover crew unofficially set 41 world records during Sunday's flight.

The C-5M Super Galaxy took off before dawn. With a payload of 178,000 pounds, it climbed to 12,000 meters in less than 28 minutes — setting unofficial altitude, payload and time-to-climb records.

Those and other records are pending certification by the National Aeronautic Association. An NAA official observer was on site to document the world record attempts and says certification should take about a month.

Major Cory Bulris, the aircraft commander, says he and his seven-man crew are proud of their accomplishment.

The C-5 Galaxy is one of the world's largest aircraft.

09-15-2009, 01:58 AM
take the payload out next ,then see what will do