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Any KC-135 maintainers?

Discussion in 'Military' started by Tundra234, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    Grey Wolf

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    I spent way too many hrs flying in 141's over the Pacific going tdy. One time in a Galaxy from Guam to Travis.. Long ass flight. Box lunch/dinner and mostly cargo . Fun times.
     
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  2. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    I was a jarhead groundpounder who hopped a ride on a lot of KC-135's from Beale AFB to Okinawa and back, on several different tours. Got to see several refueling missions on the Blackbird. The KC-135 was cold as hell.
     
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  3. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    And they are still cold as hell....
     
  4. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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  5. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Not a KC type a communicator here, did help program Raven pods. Dating myself (possibly before both of you) but during a Wichita tour I regularly issued codes to a Stratotanker boom OP named Sinbad...yeah the comedian. At the time, as big as he was he couldn't stay off the rebellion radar. His saving grace at the time he was his popular with the base CC thanks to tops in blues.

    Enjoyed my time though, living near McChord now.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Way cool. Lots of us military guys/gals here. We all have great experiences to tell. I really like this KC thread. You always hear about how cool the fighter jets are but the KC's and crew don't get the recognition that they deserve. Unsung heroes. Hell...AF KC's refueled a lot of Marine aircraft too and Navy...
     
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  7. Apr 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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    Millions upon millions of pounds of gas on-loaded by KC-135s over the past 11+ years of flying
     
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  8. Apr 9, 2019 at 10:03 PM
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    Here is the receiving end

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  9. Apr 9, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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    First plane I worked in Air Force. Now work on RC-135's
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    I'm in a reserve KC-135 unit at Seymour. Been a flightline crew chief for about 5 years and done a couple dozen TDYs and short couple of months at Incirlik in 2017. Been a fun ride but I'm about to transfer to the NC Air National Guard in Charlotte to be a C-17 loadmaster.
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    Former 135 pilot! That count?? Oh, and a 7-lvl expediter U-2/A-10 prior that. Lol

    THAT counts! Ha!
     
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    So you know MSgt Shedd?
     
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    Name sounds familiar, is he a specialist?
     
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    CC on the active side. I think he just took a new job though until they close down the active side of the 135s
     
  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    I too was at SJ in Goldsboro.
    And, I live in the Charlotte area.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    I and the rest of my platoon were properly reprimanded for playing with the fueling boom on one while flying back from Panama circa 1995. We didn't know it was on, lol. I just wanted to lay down there and look out of the little window. Next thing i know, we were taking turns going down there and at some point, one of us figured out we could move the boom around.

    Sooo, apparently, you can feel that through the whole plane; up front the most. A few minutes into it the copilot (?) came back there with his hair on fire. Yeah... it was a quiet ride home from there on out.
     
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    And Dutch, and French, and German...Italian, Canadian(loves those midnight jaunts to Yellowknife), and Pakistani (will thankfully never do THAT again)
     
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    If you see a midget sized blonde pilot named Williams, let me know
     
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    I worked U-2's as well at Beale 2000-2003
     
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