Re: C5 Galaxy at SFO?

Date:         30 Mar 99 01:53:22 
From:         ebright@coil.com (Eeeb)
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On 17 Mar 99 01:25:02 , dbromage@fang.omni.com.au (David Bromage) wrote:
>Hugh Dickson (hnlhugh@worldnet.att.net) wrote:
>> Aloha,   Could have been the support stuff for Al Gore's visit
>> to SFO on 3/8.  The secret service used to use C-141
>
>Always? They brought a C-5 to Australia when Clinton visited. The pilot
>took some convinging that he'd have to do a 180 at the end of the runway
>at Canberra as it was too heavy for the taxiway.

GOR (General Operational Requirement) (of the C-5) included:
     take-off at maximum weight from a 2,44km (8,000ft) runway;
     landing on a 1,22km (4,000ft) semi-prepared strip;

and as they have been often flown from dry dirt strips, it is doubtful
it was too heavy for the taxiway if that taxiway could handle any
heavys....

The 'light footprint' is accomplished by spreading out the weight over
a larger number of wheels... as is shown in one of the pictures on the
following page:
http://www.west.net/~brianl/galaxy.htm

707s are actually worse than C-5s in the 'overweight for runway' area.
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Jim Ebright    NET Security: http://www.coil.com/~ebright/