Ellington Field: June 9, 2015
A friend told me there was a C-5C from Travis AFB on the ramp that was supposed to stay over-night. Hearing this I had to make the trip over since a C-5 is a very rare visitor. And, it’s the last C-5C in Travis’ inventory which made it all the more reason to make the trip. That same friend told me that very soon this aircraft will be sent off to be converted to a C-5M Super Galaxy. From a photographers perspective this might be one of the last times this particular jet will be photographed as a Charlie model. So, needless to say it was an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up.
After photographing the Galaxy I drove around to other locations along the fence line to see what else there might be. The first thing I came across was a T-6A from NAS Corpus Christi which is a frequent visitor. What I liked about this particular one was how it had one of the engine cowling panels opened. That was a first for me so I could not resist photographing it.
I also came across the Collings Foundation TA-4F that was being serviced over by their hangar and a US Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin that was idling on their ramp.
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