Random postcards from a National Guard Blackhawk crew chief.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
A hat tip to the Air Force
KC-10 on approach to Luke AFB
Living as I do near Luke AFB, I get to see lots of F-16s in the pattern, as well as the occasional C-5, C-17 or KC-135. Haven't seen many KC-10's, probably because the Air National Guard operates KC-135's out of Phoenix. Today, however, I did manage to catch one on it's way in. Since the fighter mafia won the PR wars in the Air Force, we see a lot of imagery of F-15's, F-16's and F-22's, but not much of the cargo and tanker force. That's a pity, because those guys do a lot of heavy lifting. Hat's off to you guys from an Army aviation type.