Airmen from the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, remove snow from Winter Storm Nemo at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 9, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)
Airman 1st Class Christopher Kelley, a KC-135 crew chief from the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, marshals a jet into its parking spot in southwest Europe after a mission over Africa Feb. 3, 2013. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall deployed to southwest Europe in January to support French operations in Mali. (U.S. Air Force […]
A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft with the 22nd Air Refueling Wing refuels a B-2 Spirit bomber with the 509th Bomb Wing over Kansas Aug. 29, 2012. (DoD photo by Airman 1st Class Maurice A. Hodges, U.S. Air Force/Released) True to the tanker crew adage, no body kicks ass without tanker gas. I never really gave much […]
I love this photo, actually, I pretty much love all the photos that the boom operators take of the planes when they come in to refuel. It’s probably the best perspective ever. From what I’ve read, it’s pretty noisy back there and you have to lay on your belly for hours on end while you’re […]
130215-F-AX443-100, a photo by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos on Flickr. We don’t normally get to see this angle. Notice the chin rest. Via Flickr: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Danilowski, a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator with the 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron (EARS), refuels a French fighter aircraft Feb. 15, 2013, over […]
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker as Artwork, a photo by KDavidClark on Flickr. A different view of a line of KC-135 Stratotankers lined up at Eielson AFB in Alaska. I love the snow on the planes. Did you guys notice the stick propped under the boom to keep it from falling down? I thought that was interesting.
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker as Artwork, a photo by KDavidClark on Flickr. This is a sexy shot of a line of KC-135 Stratotanker jets taxiing. I almost hate to see these planes be replaced, but all good things must come to an end.
Turbofans, a photo by Elsie esq. on Flickr. These are the engines on a KC-135 Tanker. I’ve been on a tanker plane love kick recently, so I figured this post would be good. Did any of y’all see that episode of dirty jobs where Mike Rowe had to get inside the bladder where they store […]