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

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

2 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

2 months ago

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

With only 300 pounds remaining one of the F-8s hooked up with the second KA-3 even as it was taking… Read More

4 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

From the warfighter in the air, to the commander on the ground, everyone’s situational awareness is enhanced through the Utah… Read More

4 months ago

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

On Jun. 27, 2023, the US Air Force will celebrate the 100th anniversary of air refueling with global flyover events.… Read More

6 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

The 128th ARW KC-135 Stratotankers acted as a flying gas station, using a boom system to transfer fuel to the… Read More

6 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

7 months 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

9 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months ago

KC-135 saves the day: Stratotanker crew refuels B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber in emergency situation after long-range test mission

The weather conditions were poor due to a nearby storm, but the KC-135 crew was able to extend the boom… Read More

12 months ago

KC-135 navigator tells the story of when his Stratotanker towed a badly damaged F-111 Fighter Bomber through the skies of North Vietnam back to Thailand

The KC-135 Stratotanker crew verified the location of the distressed F-111 Aardvark and headed north until the two aircraft were… Read More

1 year ago

USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft draws ‘sky penis’ near Syria’s Tartus — Russia’s naval facility in the Mediterranean

A USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling plane crew pulled off a ballsy maneuver near Moscow’s base in Syria in the… Read More

1 year ago

Two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft have set a new endurance mission record of 72 hours demonstrating multi-day tanker mission generation capabilities

The previous record for a KC-135 Stratotanker endurance mission was 40 hours. Two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft simultaneously conducted 72-hour single-aircraft… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft that exploded after a failed pressure test

The photos in this post show the result of failed pressure test on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. On modern aircraft,… Read More

1 year ago