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posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 10:28 AM
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This past Friday, a C-5M departed Travis AFB, with 265,000 pounds of cargo in the hold, on a one hour flight. The aircraft reached a maximum altitude of nearly 37,000 feet. During the flight, a total of 45 records were broken. It will take several weeks for certification to come from the National Aeronautic Association as well as the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, which tracks aviation records.


List of records established

1. Altitude in horizontal flight.
2. Altitude with 35,000 kg payload.
3. Altitude with 40,000 kg payload.
4. Altitude with 45,000 kg payload.
5. Altitude with 50,000 kg payload.
6. Altitude with 60,000 kg payload.
7. Altitude with 70,000 kg payload.
8. Altitude with 80,000 kg payload.
9. Altitude with 90,000 kg payload.
10. Altitude with 100,000 kg payload.
11. Altitude with 120,000 kg payload.
12. Greatest payload.
13. Time to climb to 3,000 meters.
14. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 35,000 kg payload.
15. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 40,000 kg payload.
16. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 45,000 kg payload.
17. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 50,000 kg payload.
18. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 60,000 kg payload.
19. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 70,000 kg payload.
20. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 80,000 kg payload.
21. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 90,000 kg payload.
22. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 100,000 kg payload.
23. Time to climb to 3,000 meters with 120,000 kg payload.
24. Time to climb to 6,000 meters.
25. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 35,000 kg payload.
26. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 40,000 kg payload.
27. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 45,000 kg payload.
28. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 50,000 kg payload.
29. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 60,000 kg payload.
30. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 70,000 kg payload.
31. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 80,000 kg payload.
32. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 90,000 kg payload.
33. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 100,000 kg payload.
34. Time to climb to 6,000 meters with 120,000 kg payload.
35. Time to climb to 9,000 meters.
36. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 35,000 kg payload.
37. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 40,000 kg payload.
38. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 45,000 kg payload.
39. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 50,000 kg payload.
40. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 60,000 kg payload.
41. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 70,000 kg payload.
42. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 80,000 kg payload.
43. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 90,000 kg payload.
44. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 100,000 kg payload.
45. Time to climb to 9,000 meters with 120,000 kg payload.

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edit on 4/6/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 10:46 AM
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WOW, that is an amazing amount of weight to the amount of altitude gained. What was it carrying, or did that not matter, just going for the gold.



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: Glassbender777

They had 33 pallets of various cargo on board. The sole point of this flight was to set records, so they loaded whatever they had on hand.



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 10:49 AM
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Nevermind, just read the article, so it was for the record/ mission/ training.



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: Glassbender777

Mostly the record, with a little training thrown in.



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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If they needed dead weight, they should have loaded the Congress and Senate on board. Of course hot air isn't all that heavy....



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 11:54 AM
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Always loved the C-5 - do you thnk they'll put them back into production again in future?



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: neformore

I'd love to see them build one using composites, and advanced technology. Just the upgrades they did for the M improved the reliability a lot. But I doubt we'll see a new one built.



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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The record was it functioned long enough to get to that altitude...lol!



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

Looks like they just put a bunch of load plates into stacks, wrapped them, and loaded them.



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 03:49 PM
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Ooopppsss sorry,those photos were from a previous record set back in 2009 it says when I'm not too lazy to read what it says on Flickr about them.

The Lockheed-Martin photostream has got some nice photos on it though.......

BF-1_Pax_A rrival_1__26 by Lockheed Martin, on Flickr
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posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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I've never seen so many Blackbirds in one place at the same time.......

SR-71 Blackbirds by Lockheed Martin



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

the C-5 is am amazing feat of engineering even with the new upgrades got to wonder how long they will be able to stay around with all the work they get.

but then again if they were thinking about keeping the B-52's around for 100year life cycle who really knows.

i wonder how much gas they went threw in that hour



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Part of the upgrades involved a detailed airframe inspection. The best aircraft were upgraded.




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