• Short Summary

    AFTER SIX WEEKS OF TESTING IN THE ARCTIC, THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRCRAFT.....THE LOCKHEED C5 GALAXY....HAS?

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    GV THE C5 TAXIIS AFTER LANDING AT EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE
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    2.
    SV BASE SIGNBOARD
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    LV THE AIRCRAFT PARKED
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    SV PILOTS BOARD
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    LV AIRCRAFT TAXIIS ON SNOWY RUNWAY
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    GROUND TO AIR TAKING OFF
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    CU PILOTS BACK WITH BROOKS MOUNTAIN RANGE IN B/G
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    CU MAJOR STREBEL
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    AIR TO GROUND AIRCRAFT OVER NORTH SLOPE
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    CU ILLUMINATED INSTRUMENT PANEL WITH LONGITUDINAL AND LATITUDINAL DATA FIGURES LIGHTING UP
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    GV SUNRISE THROUGH COCKPIT WINDOWS
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    AIR TO AIR THE C5 OVER MOUNTAINS LANDING ON RUNWAY AT EIELSON
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    Background: AFTER SIX WEEKS OF TESTING IN THE ARCTIC, THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRCRAFT.....THE LOCKHEED C5 GALAXY....HAS JUST RETURNED PERFORMANCE.

    FOR ITS ARCTIC TRIALS THE C-5 WAS BASED AT EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE IN ALASKA, WHERE GROUND CREWS OF TEN WORKED IN TEMPERATURES OF 35 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

    THE C-5 IS 248 FEET LONG, 65 FEET HIGH, AND HAS A WINGSPAN OF 223 FEET. PARTICULAR INTEREST WAS CENTRED ON ITS CAPABILITIES AT SHORT FIELD LANDINGS. NEW BRAKE AND ANTI-SKID SYSTEMS WERE GIVEN A THOROUGH WORKOUT ON ICE-SLICK RUNWAYS DURING THE PERIOD OF TRIAL.

    THE AIRCRAFT'S MAIN TEST WAS AN EIGHT-HOUR FLIGHT TO THE NORTH POLE AND BACK TO EIELSON BASE. UNDER THE COMMAND OF MAJOR JOHN HURLBUT THE C-5 WAS AIRBORNE IN LITTLE MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FEET. THE BROOKS MOUNTAIN RANGE WAS PASSED EN-ROUTE TO THE POLE. A SHIFTING MAGNETIC FIELD IN POLAR REGIONS OFTEN PLAYS HAVOC WITH NAVIGATIONAL INSTRUMENTS BUT ALTHOUGH IT WAS DARK WITH NO GROUND REFERENCES, AS THE C-5 REACHED THE EARTH'S NORTHERNMOST AXIS, THE CREW...AIDED BY NEW EQUIPMENT....CIRCLED AND HEADED BACK WITHOUT DIFFICULTY.

    HAVING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TEST FLIGHTS IN THESE FRIGID TEMPERATURES THE LOCKHEED C-5 GALAXY LATER RETURNED TO ITS OHIO BASE. THIS SUMMER IT FLIES SOUTH FOR TRIALS IN THE HEAT OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABXWO7VT7QKFDANRAZ3FDAE0C
    Media URN:
    VLVABXWO7VT7QKFDANRAZ3FDAE0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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