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Posted: 5/24/2022 4:16:53 PM EDT
No pics, but saw one over Centerville a short while ago.

Pretty cool I thought.
Link Posted: 5/24/2022 11:13:42 PM EDT
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Very cool.

I sure do miss the C-5s.
They used to fly directly over my home in South Charleston, as they did touch and goes.
My house was at the far end of their turnaround to go back to base.
As they passed overhead they were what seemed like 1,000 ft overhead and in a steep bank, turning sharply.
The pic below is how high the C-5's typically flew.  It is hard to describe how cool it was to see (and hear) them multiple times a day.


2008 Tattoo, I saw a ton of cool stuff doing laps from basically my house to Wright Patt.
These were taken with an old crappy 1 or 2 MP digital camera back then (prior to smartphone cameras)
I just watched the videos, there was a B-1, B-2, F-22, B-52, F-117, C-17, C-5
Here is a B52 to show how low the aircraft were.





Link Posted: 5/28/2022 6:15:27 PM EDT
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Buffs stationed there or just passing through?


I grew up ne of the flight path, watching them come and go all day long as a kid.

The first time I remember seeing my Dad was at the wpafb hospital when he came back from Vietnam.

I remember my first trip to the px. I was probably 4 or so
Link Posted: 5/28/2022 6:25:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CavVet:
Buffs stationed there or just passing through?


I grew up ne of the flight path, watching them come and go all day long as a kid.

The first time I remember seeing my Dad was at the wpafb hospital when he came back from Vietnam.

I remember my first trip to the px. I was probably 4 or so
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No, mostly just C-17 there these days. used to be tons of C-5's it was awe inspiring.
Link Posted: 5/28/2022 8:19:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
No, mostly just C-17 there these days. used to be tons of C-5's it was awe inspiring.
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I remember those well.

Cross the street had the answer for the wood they would give me! 😉
Link Posted: 5/29/2022 8:53:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CavVet:
Buffs stationed there or just passing through?


I grew up ne of the flight path, watching them come and go all day long as a kid.

The first time I remember seeing my Dad was at the wpafb hospital when he came back from Vietnam.

I remember my first trip to the px. I was probably 4 or so
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Passing through.  I've seen an assortment of military aircraft fly overhead through the years. Not just AF, but Navy, Marine and Army stuff also.

I believe they use WPAFB as a refueling stop for the most part, but it is also a temporary relocation spot for aircraft from coastal installations threatened by hurricanes.
Link Posted: 5/29/2022 9:53:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
Very cool.

I sure do miss the C-5s.
They used to fly directly over my home in South Charleston, as they did touch and goes.
My house was at the far end of their turnaround to go back to base.
As they passed overhead they were what seemed like 1,000 ft overhead and in a steep bank, turning sharply.
The pic below is how high the C-5's typically flew.  It is hard to describe how cool it was to see (and hear) them multiple times a day.


2008 Tattoo, I saw a ton of cool stuff doing laps from basically my house to Wright Patt.
These were taken with an old crappy 1 or 2 MP digital camera back then (prior to smartphone cameras)
I just watched the videos, there was a B-1, B-2, F-22, B-52, F-117, C-17, C-5
Here is a B52 to show how low the aircraft were.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/46582/IMG_2700_JPG-2396291.jpg


https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/46582/IMG_2701_JPG-2396296.jpg
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there were a couple of C-5's in and out of Columbus (CMH not LCK) a couple of weeks ago.
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