KC-10 Extender

Tomcat RIO recalls Challenging Long-range Practice Strike where his F-14 flew with an overlooked protective cap on one AIM-9 Sidewinder

Tomcat RIO recalls Challenging Long-range Practice Strike where his F-14 flew with an overlooked protective cap on one AIM-9 Sidewinder

Tomcat RIO So there we were, Hap and me in our F-14A Tomcat, in filthy mid-November weather at 3 AM,… Read More

1 month ago

The only KC-10 lost by the USAF: the sad story of the Extender that exploded on the ramp at Barksdale AFB

The KC-10 Extender A modified McDonnell Douglas (later Boeing Company) DC-10, the KC-10A entered service in 1981. Twenty KC-10s were… Read More

4 months ago

The story of the US Navy F/A-18 that was able to land safely without canopy, with a KC-10 refueling basket stuck in its refueling probe

Air-to-Air Refueling, a dangerous process Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) is a force multiplier. Aerial refueling allows aircraft to remain in the… Read More

7 months ago

USAF KC-46 and KC-135 tankers to conduct flyovers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of air refueling on Jun. 27

100th anniversary of air refueling On Jun. 27, 2023, the US Air Force (USAF) will celebrate the 100th anniversary of… Read More

12 months ago

Former A-10 pilot explains how he was able to listen to music (also via KC-10 Tankers) aboard his Warthog during cross Country Flights

Fighter pilots are not allowed to carry music players with them. However, many fighter pilots break that rule. They just… Read More

2 years ago

“USAF should not retire KC-135s and KC-10s to avoid tanker shortage while KC-46 is delayed,” head of US Transportation Command says

The USAF wants to cut 29 KC-135s and KC-10s, but the House and Senate’s drafts of the 2021 defense policy bill blocks… Read More

4 years ago

The sad story of the KC-10 Extender that exploded on the ramp at Barksdale AFB

KC-10 tanker tail number 82-0190 exploded on the Barksdale ramp while undergoing routine maintenance after a mission. Taken on Sep.… Read More

5 years ago

That time a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet landed safely with a KC-10 refueling basket stuck in its refueling probe

The refueling basket became disconnected from a USAF KC-10 during an air-to-air refueling mission, shattering the Hornet’s canopy Taken on… Read More

6 years ago

ANOTHER CLOSE CALL IN THE SKIES OVER SYRIA: RUSSIAN FIGHTER PERFORMS BARREL-ROLL OVER A USAF KC-10 TANKER

Russia apologized after the incident was reported via official channels As reported by CNN Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, Commander, U.S.… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S HOW U.S. AIR FORCE TANKERS MADE POSSIBLE B-2 NIGHT STRIKES AGAINST DAESH TRAINING CAMPS IN LIBYA

B-2 strikes against Daesh in Libya As reported by major media outlets in the late hours of Jan. 18, 2017… Read More

7 years ago

Growler Ball 2016: the awesome video that celebrates the U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft

Growler Ball 2016 Join the EA-18G Growlers of the Pacific Northwest in celebrating Growler Ball 2016. The video-compilation in this… Read More

8 years ago

RAAF and USAF tankers complete first ever formation flight in support of combat aircraft involved in Mosul offensive

Mosul offensive As reported by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs in the article Interoperability accelerates… Read More

8 years ago