Minimum Interval Takeoff

Fairchild sets record with 20 KC-135 Stratotanker minimum interval take-off (MITO) departure

Fairchild sets record with 20 KC-135 Stratotanker minimum interval take-off (MITO) departure

The process of getting a single KC-135 into the air is complex and takes a multitude of professional Airmen working… Read More

3 years ago

Former KC-135 Pilot Explains how a Typical Tanker/FB-111 Minimum Interval Takeoff (MITO) Took Place

“These aircraft of Armageddon go from sitting asleep to airborne in minutes, cold starting engines with explosive cartridges belching thick… Read More

4 years ago

MITO SAC Style: watch B-52Gs and KC-135As performing a Minimum Interval Takeoff Departure

The B-52G's and KC-135A's featured in the clip are from the 416 BMW, at the former Griffiss AFB, NY. The… Read More

5 years ago

The sad story of the 1969 Loring Air Force Base B-52 Crash

“The B-52 had crashed shortly after takeoff, killing everyone on board and, because it was fully loaded with hundreds of… Read More

5 years ago

Former B-52 driver explains what it’s like performing a Minimum Interval Takeoff (MITO) departure

"One of the most insane maneuvers we practiced in SAC was the MITO, where we would take off fifteen seconds… Read More

6 years ago

MISAWA AIR BASE F-16 FIGHTING FALCONS CONDUCT ELEPHANT WALK EXERCISE

Often an elephant walk takes place right before a Minimum Interval Takeoff  Taken on Sep. 16, 2017 during exercise Beverly… Read More

7 years ago

30 FULLY ARMED HOGs CONDUCT ELEPHANT WALK EXERCISE AT MOODY AFB 

The term elephant walk dates to WW II when those who observed this said that the taxiing of these large… Read More

7 years ago