Posts Tagged ‘Air Force Transport Planes’
The Indian Air Force has a checkered history. Formed in 1933 as the Royal Indian Air Force, it dropped its prefix Royal after India gained independence in 1947 and became a republic in 1950. The Indian Air force had its first transport squadron incorporated in 1946 with a fleet of 10 DC3 (Dakota). These aircraft did yeoman service for the IAF and were used for the airlift of troops to Srinagar in 1948 after the Pakistan backed raiders had almost reached the capital. In fact the first Dakota with 28 troops of the Sikh regiment landed in Srinagar to Read the rest of this entry »
Air Force Cargo Planes
All I hear about are C-17′s and how they are going to make our work load a lot easier and not what they are going to do with the C-5′s. The C-17 it’s primary transport for outsized equipment. It seems the Air Force is doing the something with the 17′s as the Marine Corps wants to do with the MV-22, and that is to put all their eggs in one basket. The C-5 (A model?) has among the longest “down” times of any aircraft in the inventory.
Yes, only applies to this base; I have Read the rest of this entry »
Though an unpleasant thought for many, serious accidents and severe medical conditions do happen. Such extreme circumstances can require the services of air ambulance companies. Air ambulance providers utilize a variety of aircraft types to provide critical lifesaving services. The types of aircraft utilized depend on the patient’s condition and distance to appropriate medical care. Perhaps the best known category of medical transport aircraft is the rotorcraft, or helicopter. These aircraft have the advantage of being able to take off and land in confined spaces. Helicopters are particularly useful in remote areas and locations far from airports. In addition, Read the rest of this entry »
Air Force Cargo Planes
It was a sparkling late afternoon in April 1975. Abruptly the news flashes raced across the base: A U.S. Air Force C-5A Galaxy transport plane carrying 243 Vietnamese orphans had gone down shortly after leaving Tan Son Nhut airfield, near Saigon. Air Force officials feared sabotage.
Only a few of the adult passengers, including some U.S. Embassy personnel covertly leaving Vietnam, managed to make their way to the limited oxygen masks. The overcrowded transport plane should have been carrying no more than 100 children, rather than the 243 who had been loaded aboard. With enormous difficulty, Read the rest of this entry »