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Tanked Escorted By Fighter Jets At SEA  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5687 times:

Looks like 3 fighter jets are escorting a large airplane around SEA. This happened yesterday afternoon. Anybody have any details?

Here is video from KIRO-TV here in Seattle. http://www.kirotv.com/video/15348135/index.html

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27248 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

What airline was it ??? Its a DC-10 .

User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

I can't get the video to work. Some one please tell me that thats not a KC-10

[Edited 2008-02-20 09:34:10]

User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Suggest a title change this looks like an air refueling wing........Not a commercial flight.


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User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5546 times:

I may have bad eyes but are those F-22s that are with it?

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5947 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5392 times:
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It looks like a KC-10 with a trio of F-22's. My guess is that the KC-10 is either out of Fairchild AFB and the F-22's are out of Alaska. Just my guess.

User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

Sorry for the title. I just assumed it was a few fighters escorting a passenger aircraft since the video was taken close to SEA.

User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2280 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5059 times:

I wonder if this had anything to do with the delivery of the tankers to Italy and/or Japan. I have seen planes fly in formation like that over air shows. Including simulated refueling except at low altitude. Saw Canada's 707's do this with two fighters (can't remember what they were) over Trenton Canadian Forces Base airfield when they used to host the airshow there every two years.

User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4759 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5):
It looks like a KC-10 with a trio of F-22's. My guess is that the KC-10 is either out of Fairchild AFB and the F-22's are out of Alaska. Just my guess.

Definitley a KC-10, no doubt about it. When the camera zooms in you can see the refuelling boom (in the stowed position). Probably just the news chopper filming it out of boredom and that it's simply a pretty cool sight to see.



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4540 times:



Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 8):
Definitley a KC-10, no doubt about it.

I am at home know and see the boom as well. Looks like another case of the media trying to steer things up.

As for those that can tell that they are F22s, WOW


User currently offlineAveugle From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

I can't tell what the jets are but that is a KC-10. Not an airline but still a cool thing to see.

User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1950 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

KC-10 is from SUU. F-22's are from Elmendorf.

User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3715 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5):
It looks like a KC-10 with a trio of F-22's. My guess is that the KC-10 is either out of Fairchild AFB and the F-22's are out of Alaska. Just my guess.

There are only two KC-10 bases, McGuire AFB New Jersey and Travis AFB California.



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User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

Wow thats impressive!


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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

I'm wondering if this could be a RCS excercise. What if an enemy was staring at his scope and saw a lonley KC-10 up there all by itself, being MiG-bait? Any interceptors would get a big suprise if they went up after it.  

[Edited 2008-02-20 21:56:21]


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Slow news day in SEA?  bored 

User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

Agree with those who say this is KC-10 with three F-22's. Unless there is a media story, probably no way to know exactly why they were there, but I doubt it's anything significant. Given the extensive testing done at Nellis and/or Edwards AFB's and given the F-22 is (or will be) at Elmendorf, it could be that this was a trip to/from Alaska and maybe they had reason to divert or make a stop enroute.

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