Pictures requested by popular demand of planes in Groom and the NTS

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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Yes I got a lot more. I've been moving from an apartment to a house so it's been pretty hectic. But I'll get to scanning again eventually...




posted on May, 16 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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Excellent thread boomer. Those pictures are incredible. what a cool job!



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 07:41 AM
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yeah idd verry cool job



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 07:49 AM
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Booking my seat, thank you for posting OP.
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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Very interesting thread and some really cool pics, thanks for starting it. Look forward to more!!



posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 07:41 AM
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I know it's been months and all but you are correct. It is the Rivet Joint, not the JSTARS.

I finally got everything all moved into my house so I'll be firing up the scanner soon in the next couple days to get some more pics posted. I think it's about time....



posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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Excellent to hear, very much looking forward to your next batch of pictures!



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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Ok I've been slacking a$$ recently on scanning pictures but a buddy of mine from edwards just told me that "something" is about to be released publically that I "may" have a picture of. I won't post it until I see it on the internet somewhere but it'll tickle your fancy a touch. I have scanned some more pics just need to upload them to the net in the next couple days. stay tuned...



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 04:30 AM
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Boomer135, when were the F-117 shots taken? No need for exact dates just general time period! Thanks man!



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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Let me get home and take a look at the dates on the back of the pics. If I had to guess now and your talking about the grey ones, it would be from 03-05. But that's just a guess



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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looks like i got it developed in march 2004 so I would say early 2004 for the grey f-117



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 06:16 AM
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remember ... no one kicks ass without tanker gas



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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NKAWTG.....N!!!!



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 02:16 AM
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Pages 28 and 29 of "I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me." From observation of the range, the tanker in question uses callsign Sierra99 and is from Travis. It flies to the Nellis range in the evening hours. There is a Sierra98 whose function hasn't been figured out yet.

Trevor has more patches for what I assume is for a 2nd edition of the book.



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:45 AM
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You talking about the little spy dude holding the boom in his hand?



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 07:08 AM
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Originally posted by gariac
reply to post by boomer135
 


Pages 28 and 29 of "I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me." From observation of the range, the tanker in question uses callsign Sierra99 and is from Travis. It flies to the Nellis range in the evening hours. There is a Sierra98 whose function hasn't been figured out yet.

Trevor has more patches for what I assume is for a 2nd edition of the book.




I'll tell you this...Sierra 99 does fly secret missions in the NTS. But they don't do have the support that the KC-135's do flying out of Edwards to the NTS. Just remember, if a new plane like the F-35 is being refueled by a KC-10, it has already been approved for a/r with a KC-135. They won't let the computerized fly-by-wire boom of a KC-10 test a new planes air refueling systems without using the manual boom of the KC-135 first.



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 07:12 AM
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Can't wait to find out what it is.

The suspense is killing us.



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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I see Sierra99 has been
79-1951
87-0119
87-0117
87-0123
86-0034
84-0185
86-0029

All KC-10 type. There are no manual controls on the KC-10 boom?



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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That is the badge. It would look like a stick in his hands if it wasn't for the "wings" on it.



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 05:35 PM
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The boom itself is fly-by-wire. Its all computerized. Just like on the new tanker. When you move the joy stick, the computer moves the boom. On a KC-135, it's all hydraulic and mechanic. When you move the joy stick, you can actually "feel" the inputs on the boom. It's like flying an old school airplane that's not fly-by-wire. Imagine now, the new tanker isn't going to have a boom pod in the back of the jet, but instead using 3D screens from the cockpit to run the boom. That's a scary thought and it was fought tooth and nail from every boom operator in the Air Force. But the generals will get what they want I guess.

I read recently that the KC-10 is actually having problems with broken booms because of the computer. I'll have to dig out the website. You don't get that with a -135. So when a new aircraft is being tested, do you want a test flight boom refueling with a boom that he can control without the aide of computers or a boom that can go haywire and knock the canopy off the receiver aircraft?
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