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Altus AFB line up

Post by david14 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:03 pm

Just a nice line up at Altus AFB of C17s and KC46s, from a visit last month

ImageIMG_9506_edited-1 by david santhouse, on Flickr

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by dragonchaser » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:49 pm

Wow!! that’s very impressive, is it taken inside the base?

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Post by paddyboy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:51 am

Nice catch :thumbs:

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by Yunglee » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:22 am

Impressive, thanks for sharing

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by MrBlueSky » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:06 am

Wow- Likewise with all the other comments- superb pic.

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by adderman » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:21 am

dragonchaser wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Wow!! that’s very impressive, is it taken inside the base?
No.
Looks to have been taken from US-62(Colonel Aaron C Burleson Memorial Highway) which runs just south of the base. Gives good views over the southern ramps.

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by Evergreen 44 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:47 am

Agreed, thanks for sharing Dave.
Great line-up
Any chance of confirming the serials please or perhaps a couple of zoom-in shots
Many thanks in advance

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by toom317 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:00 pm

See they have a KC135 there as well, in case the 46's don't work. :D
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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by ST0RM » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:53 pm

Nice to see someone visit my part of the world.

The KC-135s are still being flown and its training pipeline open, despite the KC-46 being brought online. The 56th ARS (KC-46) is currently only teaching their instructor cadre, growing it.
The KC-135 is expected to be in service for another 20 years.
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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by david14 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Thanks for the comments

Yes, there's good views from the south, to get closer to the KC135s it seems you need better (drier) weather than the two times I have been there - to be comfortable driving the dirt roads to the east.

Here are a few more

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by david14 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:19 pm

Sorry - pressed the wrong button

There are some more C17s further west and here's a rather distant view of the KC135 ramp - it was beginning to get dark

ImageIMG_9511_edited-1 by david santhouse, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9512_edited-1 by david santhouse, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9507_edited-1 by david santhouse, on Flickr

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by Evergreen 44 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:19 pm

Thanks for the extra photos David
Looks like access is pretty good
Much appreciated
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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by apex » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:01 pm

That's quite a line up from a unit seldom seen on this side of the pond.

Anyone know whether the KC-46s here and elsewhere are likely to get tail marks denoting their home base?

Makes them far more interesting from a photographic viewpoint.

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by Blackcat1 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:55 pm

Okie I guess 😂
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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by Seahawk 11 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:15 pm

I do like these, many thanks for sharing them,

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by Bluesteel » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:23 pm

Nice line of frames.

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Re: Altus AFB line up

Post by ST0RM » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:08 pm

apex wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:01 pm
That's quite a line up from a unit seldom seen on this side of the pond.

Anyone know whether the KC-46s here and elsewhere are likely to get tail marks denoting their home base?

Makes them far more interesting from a photographic viewpoint.
So far, AMC and AETC will not get any tail markings. However, my best friend got word that Pease requested and has been granted permission to add their state tail flash to their KC-46s. So the ANG once again does it right.

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