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DOVER AFB, Del. - Mr. Ricky Flamer of Starlight Corp., washes the landing gear of a 445th Airlift Wing C-5 aircraft.  The C-5 takes a bath at Dover every 180 days and every inch of the plane is washed.  The wash process takes one full day and includes lubricating the flight controls, landing gear, and the cargo doors.  (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andria Allmond)

DOVER AFB, Del. - Mr. Ricky Flamer of Starlight Corp., washes the landing gear of a 445th Airlift Wing C-5 aircraft. The C-5 takes a bath at Dover every 180 days and every inch of the plane is washed. The wash process takes one full day and includes lubricating the flight controls, landing gear, and the cargo doors. (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andria Allmond)

DOVER AFB, Del. - Mr. Ricky Flamer of Starlight Corp., washes the landing gear of a 445th Airlift Wing C-5 aircraft.  The C-5 takes a bath at Dover every 180 days and every inch of the plane is washed.  The wash process takes one full day and includes lubricating the flight controls, landing gear, and the cargo doors.  (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andria Allmond)

DOVER AFB, Del. - Mr. Ricky Flamer of Starlight Corp., washes the landing gear of a 445th Airlift Wing C-5 aircraft. The C-5 takes a bath at Dover every 180 days and every inch of the plane is washed. The wash process takes one full day and includes lubricating the flight controls, landing gear, and the cargo doors. (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andria Allmond)

DOVER AFB, Del. - Mr. Elmer Smith  of Starlight Corp., rinses the landing gear door of a 445th Airlift Wing C-5 aircraft.  The C-5 takes a bath at Dover every 180 days and every inch of the plane is washed.  The wash process takes one full day and includes lubricating the flight controls, landing gear, and the cargo doors.  (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andria Allmond)

DOVER AFB, Del. - Mr. Elmer Smith of Starlight Corp., rinses the landing gear door of a 445th Airlift Wing C-5 aircraft. The C-5 takes a bath at Dover every 180 days and every inch of the plane is washed. The wash process takes one full day and includes lubricating the flight controls, landing gear, and the cargo doors. (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andria Allmond)