The National Aeronautic Association has confirmed the records claimed by a C-5M Super Galaxy during a Sept. 13 flight out of Dover AFB, Del., NAA told Air Mobility Command and Lockheed Martin in an e-mail, according to a Nov. 12 AMC release. “I am pleased to announce that all 41 of the records claimed … have been approved as US records.” Among the records broken was one formerly held by a Russian Tu-160 and seven were held by the USAF C-17. The Federation Aeronautique International still must certify the records as world records. The C-5M, with the full C-5 upgrade package including avionics and re-enginging and reliability enhancements, entered operational test and evaluation in October.
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