Lockheed Martin re-delivered the 31st C-5M Super Galaxy from its conversion line at Marietta, Ga., Oct. 23. The former C-5B, serial number 84-0060, was first delivered in April 1984, and logged some 20,930 flying hours before being upgraded, according to a company release. After undergoing cockpit upgrades, re-engining, and structural modifications to bring it up to C-5M standards, the aircraft was ferried to Stewart ANGB, N.Y., for interior remodeling. Once complete, the aircraft will fly to Travis AFB, Calif., becoming the 13th Super Galaxy assigned there. Travis crews tested the first C-5M-SCM converted from a former C-5C airframe for compatibility with outsized NASA space cargo earlier this month, and dispatched its last legacy C-5 to Marietta for conversion this summer. The Air Force is upgrading a total of 52 legacy C-5s under the combined Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program and Avionic Modernization Program.
Feb. 26, 2024
Two B-52 Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing conducted a flyover at Changi Air Base during the Singapore Airshow late last week. The BUFFs, currently deployed to Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, flew to Singapore to be featured at the biennial event, which concluded Feb. 25.