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Comment on: Air Force transport jet arriving from Germany suffers âin-flight incident,â may be diverted to Hanscom AFB - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 02/08/2014 05:20:44 EST
Muddy, the C-5 is fully pressurized. The passengers sits up in the troop compartment in airlines type seats. When the C-5 cargo compartment is used for passengers, the same airlines seats are mounted more »
Posted 02/08/2014 05:11:57 EST
Westover is a C-5 base with maintenance and parts. As stated earlier by another poster, they would have to fly in a maintenance recovery team if the crew chief was not able to fix the condition by him more »
Posted 02/08/2014 05:04:09 EST
The C-5 Galaxy is the largest aircraft in the U.S. Air Force Inventory and for a long time the largest in the world. The Soviets built the AN-225 which was just a few feet longer at the wings.
Posted 02/08/2014 05:01:07 EST
w00fy, If the crew had no other issue with the plane after landing, they can request a one-time flight waiver, to fly below 10,000 feet unpressurized to nearest C-5 Base. I did it many time while crew more »
Posted 02/08/2014 04:56:04 EST
I am a retired Air Force Crew Chief that flew many missions on C-5 Galaxies that had decompression problems. 99% of the time, the crew was monitoring the condition before it developed into a rapid de more »
Comment on: Mass murder -- Horrible enough without hype - James Alan Fox - Crime & Punishment blog - Boston.com
Posted 12/15/2012 12:15:56 EST
Thank you Mr. Fox for a great piece. My thoughts and prayers goes out to all the families affected by this unspeakable act. As a parent and a grand parent, my heart is saddened to see the media stick more »
Posted 12/15/2012 12:15:42 EST
Posted 12/15/2012 12:15:28 EST
Comment on: 'Boxing great Joe Frazier dies at 67 of cancer'
Posted 11/08/2011 07:09:26 EST
Rest in peace Champ. more »
Comment on: 'Sox sign up Crawford for $142m'
Posted 12/09/2010 04:27:36 EST
Warm up the Duckboats. I feel a parade coming soon!All Hail Theo, The Yankee,s Slayer!! more »
Comment on: 'Roxbury rink has new lease on life'
Posted 02/20/2010 04:27:26 EST
Makattack, Thank you for your service. My family still live in the Egleston Square area. I stayed there for one year after retiring from the Air Force. I was so please to see how much the area was upg more »
Posted 02/20/2010 01:04:09 EST
I grew up just around the corner from Washington Park. My summer days were spent playing baseball and my nights were spent watching the roller disco at the rink. My friends and I all graduated from Bo more »