Flyin' around the flag pole

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind., -- A giant C-5 Galaxy cargo aircraft assigned to the 445th Air Lift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, passes over Grissom recently. The airlifter's crews were "shooting approaches" for training where they practice lining the aircraft up for different types of landings. Grissom?s Midwest location away from major cities and population areas makes it ideal for aircraft from bases all over the eastern United States to practice ?approach? procedures for training. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. The C-5 can carry more cargo than any other airlifter. Although C-5 aircraft are almost 40 years old they continue to play a key role in strategic airlift for the nation. (Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chris Bolen)

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