747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3488 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12188 times:
I would like to know if you was in the USAF and you was told you could only be part of a tanker crew. Which tanker would you pick, I have talk to a KC-10 pilot and boom operator at the Blue Angles Homecoming 2005, and they say they was blessed because they have less work to do and a bigger more modern plane. I also talk to a pilot and a boom operator on a KC-135. The pilot loved his plane but the boom operator wanted to go to a KC-10. I been told that a KC-135E is loud inside were a KC-135R is a lot quieter in side, also a KC-10 is a lot quieter inside. Also if a KC-10 crew wants to get back early, they because they have trust reverser they can on a half full load were in a KC-135 unless you in a E you can forget leaving early if there's light military traffic.