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Within days, 265 C-141B Starlifters and 85 C-5 Galaxies began landing at Dhahran Air Base, Saudi Arabia every seven minutes.
Rupp is a career aircraft maintenance officer with 18 years of experience supporting Air Mobility Command's strategic airlift aircraft, to include the C-141B Starlifter (now retired), the C-5A/B/C Galaxy, and the C-17 Globemaster III.
My "First Pilot" checkride years ago on an Air Force C-141 Starlifter was a flight from McChord AFB in Washington State (KTCM) to March ARB in Southern California (KRIV).
The building has also been used to assemble the C-141 Starlifter and the C-5 Galaxy strategic lift aircraft.
Among Ferris' works on display in Palmdale is one called ``Inspection Party,'' depicting Emperor penguins he saw milling around a C-141 Starlifter cargo aircraft.
He is a command pilot with more than 5,400 hours in a variety of aircraft including the C-141 Starlifter and C-17 Globemaster III.
During Operation Desert Storm, she flew the C-141 Starlifter, a troop and cargo carrier, delivering "everything from toilet paper to helicopters to our soldiers.
The US Air Force C-141 Starlifter then took off in the minus 25C cold to complete a 4,800-mile round trip to Christchurch, New Zealand.
They have been supplemented, when necessary, by C-5 Galaxy and C-141 Starlifter crews from the Air Force's Air Mobility Command.
It was developed as a replacement for the Lockheed Martin C-141 StarLifter (the service's first strategic jet transport) and entered service in 1995.
Without the USAF's fleet of C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster, C-130 Hercules, and C-141 Starlifter aircraft (though the C-141 is being retired beginning this summer) -- as well as Air Force Speacial Operations Command (AFSOC) MC-130 Combat Talons -- the US military machine would not have the global reach it requires to get critical personnel and supplies into theaters worldwide.
Daniels was a crewmember on a C-141 Starlifter on its flight between Japan and Hawaii.