A C-5M Super Galaxy which had undergone programmed depot maintenance at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex recently experienced a rare set of events prior to its return to home station.

Test pilots and flight engineers from the 339th Flight Test Squadron performed a landing gear skid check on the flight line March 18, and later that afternoon they flew and conducted the first flight of a four-hour functional check flight profile.

Both of these major tasks had not been conducted on the same day in more than eight years, according to Dave Nakayama, 559th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron director.