Fairchild completes historic 72-Hour KC-135 endurance mission

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE — Two KC-135 Stratotankers simultaneously conducted 72-hour single-aircraft endurance missions, demonstrating multi-day tanker mission generation capabilities Oct. 4-7.

For over 72-hours the aircrafts only landed to refuel, change crews, and service engine oil while keeping at least one engine running. This mission was accomplished with crews from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, along with mission partners from the 141st Air Refueling Wing, 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, California, and 134th ARW at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, cont...


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