Aviation Photo #0984465 Lockheed C-5A Galaxy (L-500) - USA - Air Force

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While refueling with our KC-135, "JUMBO 50" holds precontact over Colorado. This C-5 is the flagship of the 97th Ops Group at Altus AFB.
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    Jeff Stoermer
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed C-5A Galaxy (L-500)
    Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
    Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
    Lockheed
    500-0041
    69-0010
    In Flight
    Colorado
    USA
    December 15, 2005
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Photo Added: December 30, 2005

Comments (16)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, such a superb photo...excellent detail, very much an "in your face" shot! Brings back many memories for me of A/R missions in KC-135s! Nice work!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I would pay some money to have this view, at least once...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Gr8 Photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a shot, just great.
Thanks for sharing, cause you do not see these kind of pics a lot, tks Jeff.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is an excellent show because the ground is clear, you can see the pilot and co-pilot looking up. I also like the shadow over the nose of the plane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning view! The pilots looking up to see what's going on, the shadow on the nose showing the tanker's wing and engine, the little bit of the boom in the top of the picture and of course the beautiful C-5 itself. The wrinkly skin is also interesting.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simpy wonderful...
Anonymous
11 years ago
There is a big fuel spot over the top of the fuselage. Doesn´t the tanker crew have to wait until all the fuel is gone before they remove the air pump? T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Like the sister or brother of this the 747 i like it
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now that, really is special!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning view of a military monster. The shadow adds a nice touch as well
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice photo, I am currently at Altus AFB in training to become a Boom Operator on a KC-135R, I should make my first real contact sometime in Feburary.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The flying whale.

Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well, "Sometime in February" from my last post came up on Wednesday the 15th. My first receiver was a C-5 (possibly even the one in this picture) from 56AS out of Altus AFB, OK. The view is amazing and looks very much like the picture; you can easily tell which pilot is talking to you just by reading their lips. It was a unique experience to have the Vice Wing commander, Col. Mark Dillon as the receiver pilot, a very steady pilot indeed.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Waaay cool, big Buzzard is what it is! Love the ground scenery & detail!
New South Wales, Australia
5 months ago
I love this!

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