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Over Dover! See the massive C-5 Galaxy from above!
Overflight of Dover AFB to see the mighty C-5 Galaxy Aircraft!

Easy overflight - just coordinate with Dover Approach or Dover Tower - no problem if they are not busy. I was able to do a full orbit above the massive airbase and take many interesting photos of the C-5 Galaxy Aircraft and the incredible Air Mobility Museum - very inspiring to see our nation's best at work on this very important and strategic installation!

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight

Background info on Dover AFB:

Dover AFB, Dover, Delaware, USA

Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing (436 AW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), known as the "Eagle Wing", and the AMC-gained 512th Airlift Wing (512 AW) of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), referred to as the "Liberty Wing". It was previously the only base to solely operate the massive C-5 Galaxy and now operates both that aircraft plus the C-17 Globemaster III. The 436 AW has two active flying squadrons (the 3rd Airlift Squadron, which now operates the C-17 Globemaster III, and 9th Airlift Squadron), and the 512 AW has two Air Force Reserve flying squadrons (the 326th Airlift Squadron and the 709th Airlift Squadron).

Dover AFB is also the home for the largest military mortuary in the Department of Defense, and has been used for processing military personnel killed in both war and peacetime; the remains of those killed overseas are traditionally brought to Dover AFB before being transferred to family. The Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs has also been used to identify remains of civilians in certain exceptional circumstances: in 1978 for the victims of the Jonestown mass murder/suicide, in 1986 for identifying the remains of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and in 2003 for the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia. It was also a major site for identifying the remains of military personnel killed in the 9/11 attacks. During the night of October 28, 2009, before making a decision on the committal of further troops to Afghanistan, the President visited the base to receive the bodies of several American soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Two sections of the 436th Aerial Port Squadron warehouse collapsed on February 18, 2003, as a result of a record snow storm. No one was injured in the collapse that caused more than an estimated $1 million in damages. The damage covered two of the six cargo processing bays in the facility.

Dover AFB is also home to the Air Mobility Command Museum.

In 1992, with the disestablishment of Military Air Command, Dover AFB was transferred to the newly established Air Mobility Command (AMC) and the 436 MAW and 512 MAW (Associate) were re-designated as the 436th Airlift Wing (436 AW) and the 512th Airlift Wing (512 AW), respectively. Dover also served as a major port of entry and exit for the conflicts in the Balkans and Somalia during the latter half of the 1990s.

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the 436 AW and 512 AW became major participants in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. An aircrew from Dover's 3rd Airlift Squadron landed the first C-5 in Iraq in late 2003 when they landed at Baghdad International Airport and the two wings continue to support operations in the region.

Also following September 11, 2001, Army mortuary specialists organized support for Pentagon recovery efforts out of the Base. This effort evolved into the Joint Personal Effects Depot, which supports recovery and redistribution of the personal effects of wounded and killed personnel from all arms of the military. In 2003, the Depot was transferred to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Dover AFB is also where service members, from all five branches of service, killed in combat are repatriated. Their remains are processed, inspected for unexploded ordnance, cleaned, and prepared for burial before being escorted to the point of interment decided by the family. The Depot returned to Dover in 2011, when in April a new $14 million USD custom-built facility officially opened.

On April 3, 2006, a C-5 Galaxy crashed short of a runway, skidding into a farm field. No one was killed in the incident.

By 2008, the air traffic tower serving the airfield, built in 1955, was the oldest such tower in use in the United States Air Force. In 2009 the base received a new 128-foot tall tower, overlapping the original 103-foot one which was donated to the AMC museum on the base for visitors to enter.[8]
Dover Air Force Base is also the first Air Force Base to receive a C-5M "Super Galaxy", receiving the aircraft in February 2009.

On February 2, 2015 the 9,600 foot north-south runway 01-19 was closed for repairs. The runway repair was re-opened for operation on September 23, 2016. During the repair, runway the 12,900 foot runway 14-32 was temporarily cut in half so that the intersection of the two runways could be worked on. C17s could still land on either half of runway 14-32.
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Website http://www.dover.af.mil/
Phone Number 302-677-3372
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (397 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Friday, May 19, 2017
Recommended Airport
Name DOV-DOVER AFB
Distance Located on this airport
Open to the Public? No
Longest Runway 14/32 - 12903 x 150 feet, Asphalt Asphalt, in Unknown condition
Control Tower Unknown
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