C-5 takeoff

After watching this video you’re going to have two very important exclamations.

  1. I hope they don’t run out of runway, and
  2. Where the hell was their rate of climb? Sheesh!

By the way, the C-5 was loaded to the max at 700,000 pounds — which is 317.5 tons — on a 99° F day. It could only have been worse had they been taking off at, say, 6,000-feet AGL.