Welcome back to our channel for a feature on the heavy lift workhorse helicopter that has been in service with the US Marine Corps since the 1960s, the CH-53 Stallion. Do the transport aircraft take off with less than a full fuel capacity and then top off when they are airborne? It must take an enormous amount of energy to get all that weight off the runway. The most important thing in the transport of these Equipments must be the mooring to the ground. At 8-12 hours ground maintenance time for every hour of flight time. Imagine being in a position where you had to do 8-12 hours of training for every hour that you work, for your entire career. There are some crazy videos of those C-5s at full power. I love the scream of large turbofan engines.