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#1 higgi1fc

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

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Hey everybody, it's been a while since I've been on here, but just wanted to say hi and share a few pictures!  

Impressive thunderstorm throwing out some crazy lightning



Landing and taxiing in Germany



F-16 receivers taking off in front of us



Playing around with the radar and painting other airplanes around us...737 4 miles ahead
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A bunch of cargo
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A shot out the back of the boom operators window while flying over Atlantic City
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F-18s on the wing
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Closer shot
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Middle East sunsets are some of the best in the world
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Engineer Panel
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Me taking the runway for departure
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Off the coast of New York
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Big storm
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Got sent this from a spotter at Prestwick...us landing for a fuel stop.  (I did not take this)
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Another one from the spotter
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Squeezing through.....
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Hope you enjoy & hope everybody is doing well!


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#2 Brandon-M

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

Totally awesome man, thanks for sharing!

#3 shamupilot

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

Awesome pics dude! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:59 PM

great shots!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:48 PM

Incredible!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:12 PM

Always love these videos/pictures. Also like your chart holding contraption ahah excellent, does the job :P

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:43 PM

Cool pictures!

What is your callsign? We hear Reach a lot over here in the gulf and the occasional big dog!

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:04 PM

GREAT POSTS AND GREAT VIDEOS!!!!

Thanks for amazing post and thank you for your continuing brave service with American military.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:41 AM

How often do you visit PIK? McGuire's KC-10s are somewhat regular visitors, the spotter you speak of has many other shots of your fleet :D

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#10 higgi1fc

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:29 PM

Thanks everybody!  Glad you like them!

View PostPeter797, on 29 September 2013 - 09:12 PM, said:

Always love these videos/pictures. Also like your chart holding contraption ahah excellent, does the job :P

Haha yea, our charts are all in bound books and have to be re-used, so we cant just take out the page and put it on the yoke :(

View PostVisionary, on 03 October 2013 - 02:43 PM, said:

Cool pictures!

What is your callsign? We hear Reach a lot over here in the gulf and the occasional big dog!

We use lots of different callsigns depending on the mission, but yea Reach is definitely one of them, and we spend a lot of time in the Gulf :D

View PostIain_, on 04 October 2013 - 10:41 AM, said:

How often do you visit PIK? McGuire's KC-10s are somewhat regular visitors, the spotter you speak of has many other shots of your fleet :D

I can't really say how often we visit, but it's a common fuel stop for us!  And some of THE most hospitable people I've seen at any airport we visit.  Yea, I am trying to get him one of our squadron patches since he hooked us up with these pictures.


Here's another video I put together real quick of a local training/currency flight we did a couple nights ago.  Departure and refueling at sunset off our cellmate.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 08:58 AM

Sorry, here's the video



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:10 AM

Great video!   I did not know there were three person crew in cockpit of KC-10.  I always thought it was two person crew in cockpit of KC-10.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:24 AM

View PostAharon, on 05 October 2013 - 09:10 AM, said:

Great video!   I did not know there were three person crew in cockpit of KC-10.  I always thought it was two person crew in cockpit of KC-10.

Yup, and the boom operator sits up there when we're not doing tanker stuff...so for takeoff and landing, it's a 4-person cockpit.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

Cool!!!  I know that there is boom operator abroad KC-10 but I never knew that there would be third person on KC-10 cockpit to make it grand total of 4 person cockpit.

So what are exactly responsibilities of the third person (not boom operator) in the cockpit if you are allowed to answer and it is not classified?

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#15 higgi1fc

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

It is a flight engineer (See the picture in my first post to see his panel).  He manages all the systems on the airplane, reads all the checklists, calculates all the takeoff/landing data, etc...basically everything computers do in modern airplanes.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:53 PM

ohh  thanks, Higgi1fc for answers.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:16 PM

Goodness all these pictures and videos are getting me all excited to start signing up with the USAF! Keep em' coming, I'd love to see more :)