Hey, everyone! Last summer during an aviation camp, my “classmates” and I took a trip to Westover ARB to get a tour of the base and one of their C-5 Galaxy aircraft. I dug these pictures up from my old laptop and figured I would share them! Enjoy!
Tail of the C-5:
Massive General Electric TF39 Engine:
View of the left wing:
Navigation/Engineering Panel featuring MADAR (Malfunction Detection Analysis and Recording System):
View of the left wing through an exit hatch:
C-5 Galaxy Cockpit:
Left wing from the ground:
Westover’s C-5 Galaxy Lineup:
Control Tower with a Blackhawk Helicopter doing patternwork:
View of the C-5 Aircraft from the Control Tower:
Blackhawk helicopter buzzing the Control Tower:
Interesting fact about the C-5 Galaxy: On the Rear Section of the Upper Deck, there is seating for up to 75 soldiers, just like any commercial aircraft. However, the seats are facing backward!
I hope you enjoyed! I had a wonderful time on this tour, and any feedback is greatly appreciated!