Check out this video. It's of a RAF F-16 taking a bird strike just after takeoff. They make a turn towards an unpopulated area and then eject. Notice how calm the pilots are (2 seater F-16). I don't think I ever real seriously considered going down in a C-5 due to a bird strike. Maybe the ensuing fire and loss of systems due to the strike, but never the strike itself. Very interesting video.