Sunday, June 24, 2018

And Miles to Go Before We Land

I think I've probably blogged about the replacement for our aging refueling aircraft for as long as I've been blogging. And the new one is finally being tested:

The US Air Force’s (USAF) KC-46A Pegasus military aerial refuelling aircraft is set to begin its flight tests from Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) to demonstrate its capability as a receiver aircraft.

KC-46A Pegasus will be based at Edwards AFB through this month as the aircraft manufacturer Boeing and USAF’s 418th Flight Test Squadron will carry out tests with the new tanker.

We are far from everyplace but friendly Canada and Mexico. So we need to move planes long distances to get to the fights. Which means we need refueling planes that aren't falling apart in flight.