Buffalo Air PBY-5A Canso
Buffalo Air, Ltd Consolidated PBY-5A Canso C-FPQM (cv-425) fires up both
Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92S radial engines at Yellewknife (NWT) airport.
Beech 18, RC-45J (SNB-5P) Expeditor N75018 Flight with Vintage Aircraft Camarillo Airshow 2002
Recorded on August 10th 2002, I took a tour on this beautiful 1944
Beechcraft RC-45J (SNB-5P) Expeditor N75018 with Taigh E. Ramey of Vintage
Aircraft at the 2002 Camarillo Airport Airshow.
Thank you to Taigh E. Ramey of Vintage Aircraft, You can check out his
website listed below.
Information listed below is from Vintage Aircrafts website on N75018
Originally built as a navigation trainer during World War II, this
Beechcraft was assigned Bureau of Aeronautics number 29585 for service with
the US Navy. BuAer 29585 was overhauled and configured for service as a
photo reconnaissance trainer in the 1950s, and it served with the Navy's
Photo School at Pensacola, Florida until its retirement to desert storage
in 1972. After 24 years of storage the airplane was acquired by Taigh
Ramey, who made it airworthy once again while preserving the airplane's
unique and historical configuration and equipment. This wonderful Beech has
been sold to a great guy in the Seattle area and will soon be heading to
her new home.
Ground footage shot by my wife Gail Whisenant
On-Board pictures shot by myself, Ed Whisenant
The Largest Aircraft in The U.S. Military
The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft built by
Lockheed. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy
intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry
outsize and oversize cargos, including all air-certifiable cargo. The
Galaxy has many similarities to its smaller C-141 Starlifter predecessor,
and the later C-17 Globemaster. The C-5 is among the largest military
aircraft in the world.
The C-5 Galaxy had a complicated development; significant cost overruns
were experienced and Lockheed suffered significant financial difficulties.
Shortly after entering service, fractures in the wings of many aircraft
were discovered and the C-5 fleet were restricted in capability until
corrective work was conducted. The C-5M Super Galaxy is an upgraded version
with new engines and modernized avionics designed to extend its service
life beyond 2040.
The C-5 Galaxy has been operated by USAF since 1969. In that time, it has
been used to support US military operations in all major conflicts
including Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan; as well as in support
of allies, such as Israel during the Yom Kippur War and NATO operations in
the Gulf War. The C-5 has also been used to distribute humanitarian aid and
disaster relief, and support the US Space Shuttle program run by NASA.