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C5 Galaxy Over Maryland's Eastern Shore?  
User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6306 times:

Hey guys,
I was recently out in the middle of nowhere near the town of Galena on Maryland's eastern shore when I heard a roar and saw a C5 flying directly overhead. Needless to say, I snapped tons of photos! I am pretty sure that a/c was from Dover AFB, but what would they be doing with C5s other than tsunami help? Besides, it was heading east. Thanks in advance!

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JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

Just an idea:




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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 6006 times:

You think the only thing they have to do is Tsunami relief?

How about aircrew training, Iraq, Afghanistan, support of US forces in Europe, disaster relief that doesn't make the news, joint airborne training for the Army, Pacific theatre, etc?

[Edited 2005-01-25 19:52:51]

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5981 times:

Prolly some kind of training mission would be my guess...

Greg



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User currently offlineBH From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

I have to agree with N328KF and SATL382G them guys are everywhere these days.When were out on the ramp at BWI you can see the whole armada of C-17's, C-5's and C-141's flying the approach into Andrews (and the departures going the other way.) Hopefully we will see a slow down soon.


User currently offlineB747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5805 times:

All aircrew need proficiency training. The C-5 you saw was probably on one of there 4-hour training flights. They call these "Locals".They do this everyday of the week. Sometime they will venture several hundred miles from home, but usually stay within 50-100nm of Dover.

Brian



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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5788 times:

Hey,
I wasn't aware that Dover was sending a/c to Iraq but I guess so. As I said before, the a/c was heading inland rather than toward the ocean. I am sorry that you thought I only considered tsunami relief, I didn't think of the other things!

Regards
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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5736 times:

C-5's fly in and out of Baghdad International all the time.


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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

My point is that the a/c was not going out toward Iraq, it was heading inland. Unless it was going to pick up something, I don't know where it might be going.

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5701 times:

Your original post leaves out a lot of detail. It could be doing anything, even going to Iraq, based on your description.

What was the altitude, speed, configuration, etc.? With some of that kind of info one MIGHT be able to arrive at a conclusion.

..and then you contradict yourself (1st post "Besides, it was heading east", Reply 8 "it was heading inland") which really muddies things.


User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5663 times:

Sorry SATL382G, I did contradict myself! The a/c was heading WEST. I have completely scanned this message for error and it is correct.
It was at about 20,000 feet at cruising speed and looked just like this one-

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I doubt it was that exact a/c but it was in the gray scheme. Otherwise I couldn't tell much else about it.

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5654 times:

Heck from that location and at 20K it could have been going anywhere and doing just about anything, including going to Iraq....

Now if it'd been down low, under 5k, it'd be a bit more interesting...


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

Lets see......

A Training flight...
Moving Supplies west..
Moving personal west...
Going out on Deployment west...
Coming back from deployment in Europe/Middle East....

I grew up near NAS Brunswick and we would have C-5's come up all the time and do touch and goes. They'd do about 10 or so and then fly on back to their base.

The military uses cargo planes just like FDX and UPS does. They'll fill up a C-5 with 'stuff' and fly it there there... the same goes with personal headed out on deployment. Back to NAS-Brunswick, when ever a squadron would head out on deployment, they'd fly in a C-5 for all the support personal and parts and fly them out.



[Edited 2005-01-30 04:42:43]


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User currently offlineC5Loadmaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

Hello everyone. The C5 in question may have been returning from the Tsunami relief area. But then again it could have been to any of the military bases in the country and returning to Dover, or and this is the most likely reason and it was at Andrews AFB outside of Washington doing Presidential Support and it was returning to Dover. The C5's have been to just about everywhere in the world to include Iraq. We are a CARGO plane so we bring supplies and troops, and helicopters, trucks, tanks, and anything else the military owns to anyplace in the world that they are needed at. And we also do humanitarian relief such as the Tsunami.

User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

Hello C5Loadmaster,
Thank you for the info. The C5 is quite an impressive plane! I was down in the same area recently and saw another one, but it was much higher and heading toward Dover. In that case I'm pretty sure where it was heading!

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile



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User currently offlineFredplt From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4560 times:

Hi
Looks like what you saw could be a C5 from just about anywhere, Dover, Travis, and most likely if it was heading towards the coast it was either going to land at Dover or it was coasting out towards Europe. Hell, I could have been flying it. I have been flying missions to Iraq and back on a constant basis, and even though I am a Travis AFB C5 pilot, we never go to the pacific anymore. The C5s are carrying close to 50% of all cargo into iraq, even at a fraction of the number of tails as compared to the C17s and C130s. You would be astounded as to the amount of places the C5 goes, but if I was a betting man, I would say it was eventually destined for the middle east!  Smile


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