The California-based scales solutions provider runs calibration on weighing scales for the military air force base.
SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. - Quality Scales Unlimited is calibrating weighing equipment at the Travis Air Force Base in preparation for the base's attempt at breaking world cargo weights on April 4.
The event will include a mixed crew of active-duty and reservists from Travis Air Force Base, working with the C-5M Super Galaxy, to attempt 45 world aeronautical records in a single flight, in addition to the 41 existing world records claimed by a 436th Airlift Wing C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew in 2009. The base is hoping to beat the previous records of the Russian An-225 (73 records) and the B-1B Lancer (83 records) by aiming for 86 world records, to position the C-5M Super Galaxy as the world's top aviation record holder.
A 436th Airlift Wing C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew was able to set 41 world aeronautical records in 2009. In just four more days, a mixed crew of active-duty and reservists from Travis Air Force Base will attempt to claim 45 additional world records in a single flight!
If successful, this will position the C-5M Super Galaxy as the world's top aviation record holder with 86 world records, surpassing both the Russian An-225 (73 records) and the B-1B Lancer (83 records).
Throughout the week, we will be posting photos and video from all aspects of this record-breaking flight to include: the National Aeronautic Association-sanctioned aircraft weighing, cargo loading and the pre-flight crew brief.
The record attempt includes National Aeronautic Association-sanctioned aircraft weighing, cargo loading and pre-flight crew brief, among others. As personnel at the Travis Air Force Base train and prepare for their attempt to break all previous world records, representatives from Quality Scales Unlimited will assist them by ensuring that their cargo scales and weighing equipment are correctly calibrated.
In order for the recorded weights to be perfectly accurate, weigh scales for aircraft need to meet and be traceable to the standards set by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), or equivalent FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approved standards. On April 1 and 2, service technicians from QSU will perform calibration on all aircraft and cargo weighing equipment to ensure that they are in accordance with these traceable standards.
About Travis Air Force Base
Travis Air Force Base is a United States Air Force air base under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command, located three miles east of the central business district of Fairfield, in Solano County, California. The base handles more cargo and passenger traffic through its airport than any other military air terminal in the United States.
About Quality Scales Unlimited
With six heavy capacity test trucks and 15 experienced scale technicians, Quality Scales Unlimited is the largest scale company in Northern California. The company offers customized weighing equipment and 24/7 services for over 50 different industries in California and Nevada.
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