Awesome giant C-5 Galaxy near tailstrike take off at Oshkosh 2012

Taken by Lucas Ryan last August during the 2012 EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the following picture proves that, under certain circumstances, a big cargo plane as the C-5 Galaxy, can be cool and (somehow) maneuverable, just like a fighter jet.

Even if the telephoto lens used by the photographer magnified it a little bit, the aggressive rotation of the Travis Air Force Base beast and the consequent near tailstrike on the runway were among the highlights of the USAF Galaxy’s display at Wittman Regional Airport.

Image credit: Lucas Ryan

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.