Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center

Open Cockpit Day

Featured Exhibit for September 2016
Indoor Exhibits - Modern Flight
(including the C-5 Procedural Cockpit Trainer)

C-5 pilot and co-pilot station
C-5 pilot and co-pilot station

C-5 engineer's panel
C-5 engineer's panel

The C-5 Galaxy has been an integral part of the Travis Air Base team since 1969. It is a worldwide workhorse for strategic airlift. Take a look inside a C-5.

Recently, On August 22, 2016, NOAA’s new GOES-R satellite was transported using a C5-5M, to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite’s journey began in Denver. Mounted on a specialized semi-truck, it was loaded into the cargo hold of a U.S. Air Force C5-M Galaxy through the nose of the aircraft. At 31,000 feet, the C-5M was hauling 130,000 pounds of semi-truck, satellite and equipment, which brought the total aircraft weight to 740,000 pounds.

At Travis Air Force Base, the C-5 Procedural Trainer has been part of the curriculum for the on-going training of Air Force C-5 pilots.    More information...

August 30th:
Travis C-5M Delivers SBIRS GEO SATELLITE to Cape Canaveral
   Washington Post Article
   Travis AFB Article

Gift Shop News

Gift Shop
Gift Shop

We now have the following books in the gift shop signed by the authors available for sale:

  • Taong Labas novel by Ken Sayler
  • Calculated Risk Memoir by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
  • Just Doing My Job by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
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