Super Galaxy Sets Records

A combined crew of active duty and Air Force Reserve Command airmen likely set 41 world records in a C-5M Super Galaxy Sept. 13, reports the 512th Airlift Wing at Dover AFB, Del. The crew, comprising eight Reservists of the 512th AW and four active duty airmen of the 436th AW, also at Dover, climbed to 12,000 meters in less than 28 minutes with a payload of about 178,000 pounds, setting altitude, payload, and time-to-climb records. The National Aeronautic Association documented the attempt and should publish results in a month, according to NAA observer Kristan Maynard, who said that setting 41 records “doesn’t happen very often, … not in one flight.” Continue