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#1 miccullen

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Posted 29 September 2021 - 05:34 PM

Spokane's Fairchild AFB launched a 20 plane sortie of KC-135s today.

 

https://www.kxly.com...0-jet-take-off/

 

The pics ought to stir a couple memories.

 

 

https://twitter.com/...0-jet-take-off/


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Posted 29 September 2021 - 06:21 PM

Spent almost every morning for three years on that 2 mile runway checking aircraft arresting barriers. Pretty cool, until you think about all the fuel used to do that.

Reminds of the 48 hour touch and goes they would do at the end of the month. Sole purpose was to burn enough fuel so they hit the totals of fuel used so the fuel budget would not get cut.
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Posted 29 September 2021 - 07:17 PM

Spent almost every morning for three years on that 2 mile runway checking aircraft arresting barriers. Pretty cool, until you think about all the fuel used to do that.

Reminds of the 48 hour touch and goes they would do at the end of the month. Sole purpose was to burn enough fuel so they hit the totals of fuel used so the fuel budget would not get cut.

It is the end of the month


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