The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

The size difference between a C-130 and a C-5:

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I have not studied the exact measurements of each plane, but I knew the C-5 was a gigantic beast, however I had no idea that the difference was this big.
 
The dimensions are "just" about 1:2 to 1:2.5: the C-130 is between 30m and 35m long while the C-5 is 75.5m. Height is almost 12m vs. almost 20m. That said, the Hercules can carry "just" up to 19 tons of freight while the Galaxy can carry almost twice the MTOW of the Hercules (127 tons; the Hercules has a MTOW of 70 tons). That's the power of jet engines compared to propellers I'd say...
 
The dimensions are "just" about 1:2 to 1:2.5: the C-130 is between 30m and 35m long while the C-5 is 75.5m. Height is almost 12m vs. almost 20m. That said, the Hercules can carry "just" up to 19 tons of freight while the Galaxy can carry almost twice the MTOW of the Hercules (127 tons; the Hercules has a MTOW of 70 tons). That's the power of jet engines compared to propellers I'd say...
The C-130 is a turboprop, so it is powered by jets - just not the turbofans of the C-5.

Also the fact that the C-5's engines are nearly the size of the C-130 fuselage might have something to do with the power discrepancy...
 
Pilot ejected near Charleston, but was on autopilot, crashed in a lake or the Atlantic Ocean?
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If I was going to guess, I'd say it was a computer problem. The F-35 is pretty much the most powerful computer to ever be given wings; if something went wrong while on autopilot that required an ejection, chances are it was a computer issue.
 
Yup, it's called highway strip, those have been built during the cold war but are (were) often being removed when the highways are redesigned. Let's see if the ones remaining will stay because of the rising tensions in the world...
 
One of many things we've kept, as we know our neighbour..
 
And yet, not that long ago
 
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