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User currently offlineMCI10 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

About 1pm on Feb 23, as I was on the ramp and looked up I noticed an aircraft with two engines flying north with 4 Fighter jets following it. One was on the #1 side and 2 jets were on the #2 side. The fourth was trailing the aircraft. Antone know what was going on yesterday? Did hear of anything on the news.

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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Probably a Boeing 767 tanker test flight - the Italian one N767TT - out of Mc Connell AFB.
See this: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...T/history/20100223/1826Z/KIAB/KIAB



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User currently offlineMCI10 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 1):

Thanks for the info. But the flight track doesn't show it even close to MCI.


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Here is a track that did go over MCI but at a time bit later than you reported (probably N764TT)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...T/history/20100223/2349Z/KIAB/KIAB

Here is the flight at about the time you reported but not showing quite the right track (probably N767TT)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...T/history/20100223/1826Z/KIAB/KIAB



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User currently offlineMCI10 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 3):

Thanks again for the info.


User currently offlinecontrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

When did Flightaware start tracking military flights? I thought that was forbidden.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22727 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Quoting contrails (Reply 5):
When did Flightaware start tracking military flights?

Those flights were filed as commercial flights (BOE flight numbers).



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User currently offlineMCI10 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

It was a pretty cool to see them flying over us.

User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Interesting update: N764TT was recently flown to Italy using registration as call-sign. This is likely the aircraft with a flight track over the MCI airport flying as BOE64T on the day the OP saw it. As previously noted, N764TT is one of the four very delayed B767 tankers being built for the Italian Air-Force.

Seeing that N764TT was flown to Italy, it is possible that the OP saw something quite unique in the skies over MCI that day - it may have been one of the customer acceptance flights related to the delivery of this first Italian Air Force tanker. Let's wait and see if there is a Boeing press release on the tanker delivery.

[Edited 2010-02-28 20:38:48]


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