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.

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