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KC-46 Tankers On A Test Flight Offered To Refuel F-15s During Stolen Q400 Incident

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posted on Aug, 13 2018 @ 10:50 PM
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Somebody is Always listening these days. During the recent Q400 incident Oregon Air National Guard F-15Cs that are tasked with defending the Pacific Northwest launched to intercept the stolen plane. They had to use afterburners to catch up with the plane quickly and needed fuel to stay airborne or they would have to land.

A pair of KC-46 tankers on a test flight offered to provide fuel to the Eagles in the event another tanker could not make it in time. As the article notes it would have been the first time that an F-15 had tanked with a KC-46 test or otherwise. A KC-135 eventually saved the day but its cool to see everybody trying to help out in what was a chaotic situation.

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posted on Aug, 15 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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That's my complete Air Force guys and I helped bring the 23rd Air Division online with new computers and radars from 1982 to 1985. I like to see that Can Do attitude. My best,



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