Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

Type: Product
Name: Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Monster Machines: NASA's Vomit Comet Trains Astronauts In The Ways Of Weightlessness

With limited lab space aboard the ISS and skyrocketing launch costs, only the very best extraterrestrial experiments make it into orbit. To put prospective experiments and astronauts alike through their weightless paces over the last six decades, NASA ... [Published Gizmodo Australia - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

A cold, cold war

The temperature was maintained at a rather cool and uncomfortable degree for decades.During that period, some notable politicos representing their citizenry played a game for control of the thermostat. Most games we enjoy are designed to score goals, ... [Published Kokomo Perspective - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Tanker program $300M below budget, but delays possible report says

The Air Force’s top acquisition priority could be more than $300 million under budget, but risks months-long testing delays to replace an aging fleet of refueling tankers half a century old, the Government Accountability Office reported.The GAO estimated ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Disaster in the Sky Old Planes Inexperienced Pilots—and No More Parachutes

Christians and Tyrants Both pilots graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2008, shortly after the service decided it couldn’t afford to keep parachutes on KC-135s. ';A lot of time, ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Refueling

A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is refueled in-flight by a KC-135 on Jan. 23, 2013, over the Pacific Ocean. Two B-2 crews from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo., flew training missions out of Andersen AFB, Guam in support of in-theater training objectives. ... [Published Military.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force budget focuses on preserving capability, not aircraft

[embedded content]WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The debate over force structure reductions outlined in the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget should be about capabilities and missions, not aircraft, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate ... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 5 reports

Disaster in the Sky: Old Plane, Inexperienced Pilots—and No More Parachutes

Part of the tail of the doomed KC-135. Vladimir Pirogov / Reuters A routine Air Force mission supporting the Afghan war turns tragicPutting young, inexperienced pilots into a 50-year-old Air Force plane seems like a risky idea. Even riskier? Getting ... [Published Time - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

China's ADIZ defends regional stability: Global Times

China's controversial air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea is an important strategic move to improve national defense and regional stability, according to a commentary published Monday in the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices ... [Published Want China Times - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

KC-46 testing may delay new jet tankers

A new government report says Boeing Inc. is making good progress manufacturing the Air Force's next-generation aerial-refueling jet but warns of the possibility of unforeseen delays in such a complex program.The report last week by the General Accountability ... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Guard, Reserves Train to Find 'Lone Survivor'

(KUTV) A joint military seek, find, and rescue exercise sent Black Hawk and Apache helicopters into the cloudy skies of the west desert on Saturday."The scenario is we have a downed pilot," said Lt. Col. Steve Fairbourn, Public Affairs Officer with the ... [Published KUTV.com - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

its activities to vacate

The Air Force completed its final KC-135 aerial refueling mission from the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, according to a base release. The KC-135 sortie took place on Feb. 24; the tanker refueled A-10s and F-16s supporting operations in Afghanistan ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Aircraft actvity at Pease brings on the noise

PORTSMOUTH — Residents and businesses near the Pease Air National Guard Base may have noticed a high volume of noise from visiting aircraft, which remained in the area through Thursday.Twelve U.S. Marine F/A-18D Hornet combat aircraft, assigned to the ... [Published Seacoast Online - Apr 04 2014]

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"We lost some good men," said Wilson. "I lost four of my best buddies. The one's that were lost were my tent mates and it was hard to get over it."
While the aircraft has seen "good progress," the GAO said "the next 12 months will challenging as the program must accomplish a significant amount of work and the margin for error is small."
...“The Inflight Manual prohibits pilots from practicing dutch roll recognition and recovery in the aircraft, specifically stating ` "intentionally-induced dutch roll and aerobatics of any kind are strictly prohibited’” the investigation noted."

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B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Refueling [Published Military.com - Apr 15 2014]
Air Force budget focuses on preserving capabili... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 15 2014]
Disaster in the Sky: Old Plane, Inexperienced P... [Published Time - Apr 15 2014]
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Disaster in the Sky: Old Plane, Inexperienced P... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Apr 15 2014]
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KC-46 testing may delay new jet tankers [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Apr 14 2014]
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Disaster in the Sky: Old Plane, Inexperienced P... [Published TIME.com - Apr 15 2014]
Putting young, inexperienced pilots into a 50-year-old Air Force plane seems like a risky idea. Even riskier? Getting rid of crew’s parachutes to save money. More FBI Tried To Recruit Member of 9/11 Plotters’ Legal Team, Lawyers Claim U.S. Army Rejects ...
Disaster in the Sky: Old Plane, Inexperienced P... [Published Swampland - Apr 15 2014]
Putting young, inexperienced pilots into a 50-year-old Air Force plane seems like a risky idea. Even riskier? Getting rid of crew’s parachutes to save money. More FBI Tried To Recruit Member of 9/11 Plotters’ Legal Team, Lawyers Claim U.S. Army Rejects ...
Disaster in the Sky: Old Plane, Inexperienced P... [Published The China Blog - Apr 15 2014]
Putting young, inexperienced pilots into a 50-year-old Air Force plane seems like a risky idea. Even riskier? Getting rid of crew’s parachutes to save money. More FBI Tried To Recruit Member of 9/11 Plotters’ Legal Team, Lawyers Claim U.S. Army Rejects ...
Disaster in the Sky: Old Plane, Inexperienced P... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Apr 15 2014]
Putting young, inexperienced pilots into a 50-year-old Air Force plane seems like a risky idea. Even riskier? Getting rid of crew’s parachutes to save money. More FBI Tried To Recruit Member of 9/11 Plotters’ Legal Team, Lawyers Claim U.S. Army Rejects ...
KC-46 testing may delay new jet tankers [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Apr 14 2014]
A new government report says Boeing Inc. is making good progress manufacturing the Air Force's next-generation aerial-refueling jet but warns of the possibility of unforeseen delays in such a complex program.The report last week by the General Accountability ...
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