Image Cache: What a view. Here’s a KC-135 Stratotanker refuelling a F-15 in the air from the perspective of the air tanker. Actually, it’s almost like seeing the whole process from the perspective of the boom, as we see the probe arm reach into the receptacle. It’s such an awesome angle. More »
The United States and Australia have come to an agreement in principle that may see American bombers and tankers fly through Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, the head of Pacific Air Forces said on Wednesday.
US air strikes have been only “minimally effective” in destroying oil infrastructure in the hands of jihadists, a military spokesman said Wednesday, explaining why tanker trucks in Syria are now being targeted instead. The US-led coalition that has been conducting drone and plane...
First Off, the US Air Force is looking to base bombers and tankers in Australia: While I hear there are still difficult details to be ironed out, the United States and Australia appear close to agreeing to regularly fly strategic bombers and airborne tankers from Darwin and Tindal air base in Australia.Gen. Show More Summary
The U.S. Air Force says Seymour Johnson Air Force base in eastern North Carolina has been selected to host a new fleet of aerial tankers beginning in 2019.
Four times a week, a fighter jet from California lifts off from Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a rendezvous in the skies with one of the military's newest machines.
A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft has used its air?to?air refueling boom for the first time on operations while refueling a RAAF E-7A Wedgetail last week during a Coalition mission above Iraq. The air-to-air boom refuelling process involved two large aircraft, military versions of the Airbus A330 and Boeing 737-700, approaching
Washington and Madrid finally signed an agreement to finish cleaning up the village of Palomares in southern Spain, where a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber and a KC-135 tanker collided and, besides killing seven airmen, also rained down 40,000 gallons of jet fuel … and four hydrogen bombs. In 1966....
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has completed the first fuel transfer with the air refuelling boom from a RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to a US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Joint Strike Fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A total of 59 contacts were conducted of which five contacts transferred 43,200
In a sign that this town is slowly coming back to life after a laconic August, the Senate Armed Services Committee has written Defense Secretary Ash Carter about mistakes made about the price of the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) in two reports to Congress and raised questions about the latest delays to Boeing’s problem-plagued KC-46 tanker. link.
A behind-the-scenes look of the key staging base in Moses Lake, Wash.
After a series of postponements, the US Air Force’s KC-46 tanker plane was set to undertake its first flight at the end of the month. But yet another mishap has pushed that start date even further, after mechanics mistakenly pumped a corrosive chemical into the aircraft’s fuel line.
Wildfires are terrifying things, but we humans have become quite adept at fighting them. Such is the case in central Washington right now, where the town of Chelan was evacuated after wildfires proved to be too difficult to contain.Show More Summary
The folks over at Contemporary Issues and Geography have done an amazing job at creating highly detailed inventory charts of different air arms, and they are currently knee-deep detailing the USAF’s entire force structure. They haveShow More Summary
The town of Chelan in central Washington state is currently under evacuation orders as wildfires sparked by lightning prove difficult to contain. But that didn’t stop KOMO News photographer Eric Jensen from getting this amazing shot of a 10 Tanker Air Carrier DC-10 making a drop directly over his head.http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watching-this-... Read more...
All different kinds of aircraft that have been used to fight fires, from tiny Air Boss tankers to the oversized Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter. But the biggest and baddest of them all was the Evergreen Supertanker, a modified 747 that has recently been sidelined due to financial woes. A new company plans to change that. Read more...
Foxtrot Alpha’s contacts in Europe have noticed some interesting movements heading west out of the Middle East. Apparently, five Israeli Air Force F-15C/Ds and five F-15Is, along with five Jordanian Air Fore F-16s, have been dragged across the Mediterranean to Lajes Field by Israeli Air Force KC-707 Tankers. Show More Summary
Wildfires have been particularly nasty in 2015. Flames turned an LA freeway into a post-apocalyptic wasteland last month, and many other parts of the American west are currently a gigantic conflagration. Fortunately, there are some highly specialized aircraft on call to take down the fires from above. Read more...
Iran placed an order last week for Russian tanker aircraft so it can refuel its air force mid-flight, thereby extending the range of Iranian warplanes, Israeli-based military intelligence website DEBKAfile reported.