posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 03:56 PM
a reply to: Crumbles
Cessna makes quite a few business jets, including some that are used by the military. The Air Force, Army, and Marines all fly the Citation V
aircraft for certain missions and the DoD bought several as well.
The only aircraft that is grey with a yellow stripe is a KC-135 or KC-10 tanker. They could have been guiding the aircraft to a runway after a
systems failure, and they were in the area, or they could have been doing a test for something. The military frequently uses business jets to
simulate other aircraft. A good example was when they were testing UAVs for in flight refueling. They installed the software on a Lear and flew it
into different positions behind the tanker from the ground, while the pilots monitored from the cockpit.
Most small airports and gliderports don't have radar. Many of them are a UNICOM setup, and some are set up so that the pilots radio in the blind to
other planes as they're taking off or landing, and for separation.
edit on 9/23/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason
edit on 9/23/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)