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Flew 1000 Above A C-5  
User currently offlineTrijetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3317 times:
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Last Thursday I was flying a cross country from UNI-TZR. And upon arrival to one of my checkpoints, Rickenbacker Airport, I flew over a C-5 Galaxy in the pattern. 1000ft right below my Piper Warrior! It was quite a rush. Rickenbackers airspace starts at 3,000 msl therefore columbus approach did not advise of the traffic. I almost told them myself that I had the C-5 heavy in sight. What a scene to see. Just thought all you aviation buffs would like that. By the way this is probably in the wrong thread, but I thought it was worth a try.


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User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2725 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

It is fun to pass by something so large, and so close.

I've just recently purchased a DSLR and with it, a 70-200 lens and so far I've had to pull it out in cruise and snap a picture of whoever is passing by.

Are you building XC time for the instrument rating?


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

I flew about 30 feet above a C-17 a few months ago.  biggrin 
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/TripleSevenPhil/KC-135%20Flight/100_1170.jpg


But ah the C-5. Do I miss being at Robins AFB and watching (and hearing) those babies come in.  Smile You can tell a C-5 from anything else just because of the engine whine.


User currently offlineTrijetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3298 times:
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Yeah, I'm building some time for my Instrument. I am an aviation major. I hope to go to either ExpressJet or NetJets.


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 2):
You can tell a C-5 from anything else just because of the engine whine.

After living under and now across from CEF (Westover Air Reserve Base) all my life. It still never ceases to cause me to look up and stare each time they fly over.

[Edited 2008-04-29 21:16:04]


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10333 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3276 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
After living under and now across from CEF (Westover Air Reserve Base) all my life. It still never ceases to cause me to look up and stare each time they fly over.

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I remember being out at UMass Amherst football games a few times in high school........Needless to say, I was much more interested in the C-5's flying over than the football game.

They also used to fly into BED every now and again when I was growing up. We used to get a C-130 every weekend, and a C-5 a couple times a year, probably. Got pretty good at identifying the C-130's by sound....not so good at the C-5's.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3274 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
Needless to say, I was much more interested in the C-5's flying over than the football game.

Umass Football is always less interesting then a C5. Unless there is a riot, or they won  Wink



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10333 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3265 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6):
Umass Football is always less interesting then a C5. Unless there is a riot, or they won

Yeah, that's true.

I was actually out there with the high school marching band for UMass Band Day (hell, I'm already posting on A.net, I can't get any MORE geeky......can I?).

So the actual football game didn't matter to anyone.



Oh, and I almost forgot..........Western Mass sucks.

(not feeling creative tonight.....final exam tomorrow.............)



Sorry for the detour from topic. Reminded me of this photo:


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I also used to love the C-5's in the old camouflage (is that seriously how you spell that???) scheme:


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3260 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 7):
Oh, and I almost forgot..........Western Mass sucks.



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 7):
(not feeling creative tonight.....final exam tomorrow.............)

I'll let it slide. 1 for creativity, 7 for saying it  Wink



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

pff, thats nothing, I passed a Chinook in a '72 once. I don't think he was giving his best speed though, and I might have been descending  Wink .


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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3204 times:



Quoting TrijetFan1 (Reply 3):
ExpressJet or NetJets

hate to burst your bubble buddy, but ExpressJet is sending 300 pilots on leaves of absence as we speak and if you're still building time for your instrument, your YEARS away from flying for NetJets. Unless of course you know someone that can somehow circumvent the insurance requirements (not likely). Not trying to deter you, just throwing out info for you to chew on.

Back on topic...
Are you sure it was only 1000'? ie: did you have ADSB or something of that nature? When I was flying around PHX and screwing up the guys on the coyote arrival, I often came "close" to the airlines and would think we were maybe 500' or so away(in reality it was probably at least a mile or two). It wasn't until I got into my airline now and was able to watch a plane pass us at 1000' above on TCAS and was shocked at how HUGE even a 737 looks from that far away.



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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3193 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 2):

You mean to tell me the Air Force let you up in that?!?! Lord have mercy. How do they expect you to improve your golf game all the way up there?? Geesh.  tongue 

Kidding my friend, an awesome shot for sure. Did they let you touch any buttons? I would have been asking all sorts of fun stuff. What does this do, can I touch this? Perhaps it's better I'm on the ground, haha.

Stay safe out there buddy.

Dave



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3120 times:



Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 11):
You mean to tell me the Air Force let you up in that?!?! Lord have mercy. How do they expect you to improve your golf game all the way up there?? Geesh.

Ah, but you see Dave, getting to go up in the KC-135 was the reward for having the best golf game in the detachment. And since I shot the best round of anyone, I got to sit in the jumpseat in the flight deck for takeoff.  biggrin 

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 11):
Did they let you touch any buttons? I would have been asking all sorts of fun stuff. What does this do, can I touch this? Perhaps it's better I'm on the ground, haha.

Haha, no, I didn't touch any buttons. Probably a good thing because I would have been doing the same thing you mention- like running the boom into the windshield, spraying gas all over the other plane...that sort of stuff.  wink 

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
After living under and now across from CEF (Westover Air Reserve Base) all my life. It still never ceases to cause me to look up and stare each time they fly over.

Yea, you watch one takeoff and you're just thinking to yourself "how does that thing manage to get airborne?" And I've seen them get airborne in less than half of the 10,000 foot runway at Robins before.


User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Yeah they do that a lot over at Rick, Its a really fun to do T&Gs there....And its very possible to be mixed in the pattern with some pretty interesting planes.

try doing an XC out near Springfield...While doing my 2nd XC to Richmond Indiana, I got buzzed by a couple F-16s a few times...

On Return out of Wright brothers, I was at the same altitude looking straight at a C-5 in the pattern at Wright Pat....he turned Right Base about 2000 feet off my left wing...amazing sight.

Quoting TrijetFan1 (Reply 3):
Yeah, I'm building some time for my Instrument. I am an aviation major. I hope to go to either ExpressJet or NetJets.

Good Luck Mate, ExpressJet isn't doing well right now, Suggest Republic or Shuttle America...Build some time for Netjets, they don't Hire very easily...if you want to, you might try and get a corporate job with Netjets, and then build time through their flight school...they have CFIs here too...


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3103 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
I remember being out at UMass Amherst football games a few times in high school........Needless to say, I was much more interested in the C-5's flying over than the football game.

When I went to school at Univ. of Dayton we were under the arrival (and sometimes departure) lane for Wright Patterson AFB. A lot of C141's for my first two years then they moved a bunch of C-5's to be stationed at WPAFB. It was awesome sitting on my porch having a beer hearing the C5's take off or land. Every now and again I'd see AF1 come over head which was cool.

The worst was sitting in a boring class and hearing a C5 take off and I wanted to listen to it but the professor's voice would not allow me to hear it clearly...Grrr.  Wink



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3093 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 14):
Every now and again I'd see AF1 come over head which was cool.

That wasn't AF1.. It was NAOC.


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3085 times:



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 15):
That wasn't AF1.. It was NAOC.

So you knew the specific time I saw it?  Wink

At least 1x it was AF1 ;GWB was making a speech or something that day.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3082 times:
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Quoting Soku39 (Reply 9):
pff, thats nothing, I passed a Chinook in a '72 once.

I've raced Dodge Vipers around a gigantic circle track in a 172 and gotten beaten very badly.

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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

I remember flying into MIA one morning several years(ok, many) and the USS Saratoga was anchored off Miami Beach. I flew a visual approachthat gavev the left side of the airplane a wonderful birds-eye Discovery Channel view of her. A fond memory.

User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4865 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

someone had to say it, but:
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must have been a pretty cool experience for you though!  Smile



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9738 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Good chance to shed a tear over the closure of Rhein-Main AB. How I miss those C-5s. Ok, Ramstein is a good hour down the road....


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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4163 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2604 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
They also used to fly into BED every now and again when I was growing up. We used to get a C-130 every weekend, and a C-5 a couple times a year, probably. Got pretty good at identifying the C-130's by sound....not so good at the C-5's.

I recall that too, at Hanscom. I lived in nearby Concord, Massachusetts and the C-5s would come into BED to haul Raytheon radar-installation components to far-off places.


User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2225 times:



Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 13):
Yeah they do that a lot over at Rick, Its a really fun to do T&Gs there....And its very possible to be mixed in the pattern with some pretty interesting planes.

try doing an XC out near Springfield...While doing my 2nd XC to Richmond Indiana, I got buzzed by a couple F-16s a few times...

On Return out of Wright brothers, I was at the same altitude looking straight at a C-5 in the pattern at Wright Pat....he turned Right Base about 2000 feet off my left wing...amazing sight.

I got a bit closer to some F-16's than I ever intended to flying out of Moraine here a few weeks ago. 2 flying in formation came right over top of me and then peeled apart from each other. Pretty cool after the initial pucker factor.

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 14):

When I went to school at Univ. of Dayton we were under the arrival (and sometimes departure) lane for Wright Patterson AFB. A lot of C141's for my first two years then they moved a bunch of C-5's to be stationed at WPAFB. It was awesome sitting on my porch having a beer hearing the C5's take off or land. Every now and again I'd see AF1 come over head which was cool.

UD, that's nothin. Try living near the Fairfield Commons area in Beavercreek.  Silly I think on some of their takeoffs I could actually grab onto their gear and go for a ride around Fairborn and back if I really tried.


User currently offlineChris133 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Having done a lot of flight training at DOV I have have more than my share of C-5 experiences.Two of the most interesting were having a C-5 on a 5 mile final while i'm back taxiing on the active (talk about a big shadow coming right for you) and the second is knowing your going to be late on your cross country flight when the tower tell you to expect at least 30 minutes for wake turbulence.

User currently onlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 7117 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

A few years ago I was flying with a friend in his Mooney (I was flying) near Westover with flight following from Bradley approach. I was proceeding as instructed when coming straight towards me at my altitude was a C-5A. I called Bradley and said I had traffic here; he said "Uhh-yes. Turn right." That would have put me square in his path, so I said "No way-I'm turning left." Which I did; but we passed close enough that I could see the pilots. Much closer than I ever wanted to get to a C-5A in the air. The controller then came back on and apologized; apparently the C-5A was talking to the military controllers and not to him.


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