KC-135

Alligator blocks USAF KC-135 Stratotanker, fights with FWC Officers at MacDill AFB

Alligator blocks USAF KC-135 Stratotanker, fights with FWC Officers at MacDill AFB

Alligator blocks KC-135 Stratotanker Taken on Apr. 22, 2024 the curious photos in this post feature an alligator hiding under… Read More

4 weeks ago

Former KC-135 crew chief explains how he was able to log 10,000 Flying Hours in the Stratotanker

The KC-135 Stratotanker The Boeing Company's model 367-80 was the basic design for the commercial 707 passenger plane as well… Read More

2 months ago

KC-135 Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker low on fuel had to give 6,000 pounds of fuel to an F-4 that failed six approaches to Andersen AFB because of bad weather

KC-135 Stratotanker crew providing support of trans-pacific ferry missions As reported by the Carswell Sentinel, a squadron-based newspaper at Carswell… Read More

4 months ago

USAF F-102 pilot recalls when he was left alone in the cockpit of a KC-135 flying from the US to Okinawa

The F-102 Delta Dagger The primary mission of the F-102 Delta Dagger was to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft. It… Read More

4 months ago

That time a KC-135 Stratotanker crew crossed Vietnam DMZ and went into a dive to refuel a flamed out F-105 Thunderchief

The KC-135 Stratotanker The KC-135 Stratotanker was the first offspring of the Dash 80. It was designed specifically for aerial… Read More

4 months ago

US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight

TRANSPAC flight A transpacific (TRANSPAC) flight is the flight of an aircraft across the Pacific Ocean from Australasia, East and… Read More

5 months ago

The Story of the KC-135 Stratotanker pilot that went into a 20-degree dive to refuel a flamed out F-105 Thunderchief

The KC-135 Stratotanker The Boeing Company’s model 367-80 was the basic design for the commercial 707 passenger plane as well… Read More

8 months ago

‘Masters of the Air,’ the New Apple TV+ Series About ‘Mighty Eighth’ Air Force in WWII, to premiere globally Friday, Jan. 26, 2024

Masters of the Air On Oct. 5, 2023 Apple TV+ unveiled the first images from its upcoming World War II… Read More

8 months ago

The day a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker saved six US Navy jets over the Gulf of Tonkin

The KC-135 Stratotanker The Boeing Company’s model 367-80 was the basic design for the commercial 707 passenger plane as well… Read More

10 months ago

Utah Air National Guard now fields modified KC-135 Stratotanker able to enhance Battlespace Communications for all players in the Indo-Pacific region

Modified KC-135 Stratotanker History is being made during exercise Northern Edge 23-2 as the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air… Read More

10 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

11 months ago

KC-135 Stratotankers provide monumental air bridge to move 100 Aircraft in Europe in support of Air Defender 2023, NATO’s Biggest Exercise Ever

KC-135 Stratotankers providing air bridge in support of Air Defender 2023 The 128th Air Refueling Wing facilitated an air bridge… Read More

11 months ago

The KC-135 can now handle cargo without the need for a K-loader or a forklift thanks to the Pack and Transport Reloader crane

The KC-135 can only load and unload cargo with the support of a K-loader or a forklift. With the Pack… Read More

1 year ago

Air Mobility Command Planes Are Now Operating Without Tail Numbers, Most Markings (And Are Alarming Government Watchdogs)

Air Mobility Command directed its fleet to remove the large “U.S. AIR FORCE,” unit markings, tail numbers and other identifying… Read More

1 year ago

The day Boeing test pilot Alvin “Tex” Johnston Barrel Rolled the prototype of the Boeing 707

Boeing Company President William Allen asked “Tex” Johnston: “What the hell were you doing?” He replied “I was selling airplanes.”… Read More

1 year ago

USAF grounds entire fleets of KC-135 tankers, RC-135 reconnaissance planes, and WC-135 “nuke sniffers” to replace faulty tail pins

The inspections should take just 30 minutes and even before the order was issued, at least 90 KC-135s had already… Read More

1 year ago

KC-135 pilot explains how he and his crew safely landed a Stratotanker after it experienced a fire in the cargo compartment while Flying 200+ miles west of Hawaii

“Looking into the cargo compartment through the open cockpit door, one Crew Chief with a fire bottle between his knees,… Read More

1 year ago