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Old 07-13-2016, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by init4fun View Post
And as to Franklin's post, that must have been both great and a bit scary at the same time to be so close to another , huge , aircraft in flight during the refueling process !
We called the KC135 "The Iron Maiden" because it's easy to rip off a probe (very bad thing on a trans-oceanic flight). KC10 is a nice and stable mushy basket. KA6 was the best, A6E or S3 with a buddy store weren't bad. But those were organic tankers working off the ship.

None are fun at night and / or bad weather / or both. KC135 much less fun than the rest.
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