HEADING OUT & UP

20150215-IMG_977820150215-IMG_978320150215-IMG_9788Notice how the jet exhaust curls around so nicely? The setting sun is high lighting this jets contrail beautifully!

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A FUEL RUN! THREE KC-135 STRATOTANKERS HEADING TO ALASKA

20150108-IMG_550720150108-IMG_5522I saw three jets flying close to each other today! I knew instantly that they had to be military! I asked a friend what they might be & he suggested they were the KC-135 Stratotankers.
It looked like they were heading to Alaska. These are the planes other planes fuel up from in mid air.
They can carry 200,000 lbs of fuel. Equal to about 8 fuel trucks (2 axel). They at cruise at 530mph & can carry up to 37 passengers. Here is a link that better describes them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_KC-135_Stratotanker