Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Watch out these photographs of 14 KC-135 tankers performing an “Elephant Walk” at McConnell AFB

 On Mar. 24, fourteen KC-135 Stratotankers performed an “Elephant Walk” as part of an exercise aimed at testing the rapid mobility capabilities and teamwork of the crews at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.
Elephant walks are periodically performed at airbases all around the world to train fighter jets, bombers, airlifters as well astankers for war-time operations and test crews ability to quickly and safely mass launch base aircraft within minutes of being notified of a mission; depending on the purpose of the training event Elephant Walk may terminate with the aircraft taking off in sequence, or taxi back to the apron.

source :http://theaviationist.com/2016/03/29/watch-out-these-photographs-of-14-kc-135-tankers-performing-an-elephant-walk-at-mcconnell-afb/

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