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Why A Bunch Of KC-135s At Pease In NH?  
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4120 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

I understand that a whole flock of TN KC-135s are sitting, snow-covered, up here at Pease in New Hampshire. Pease has its own batch of KC-135Rs as part of the 157th, so are these boneyard-bound planes? Is Pease the only base that has real-estate for these birds before they take their last flights? I think the observer said that these are mostly TN aircraft, and maybe a KS one in there as well.

It seems rather strange to fly them up to New England if their final resting spots will be out in the southwestern desert.

Who has the straight scoop on these KC-135s?

[Edited 2008-02-26 10:34:18]

[Edited 2008-02-26 10:35:36]

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User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

They could be deploying somewhere or on a training mission.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16878 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

The Air Force is removing the KC-135Es from flying duty but Congress will not allow them to be retired, they are parking KC-135Es and running the engines and changing tires.

I'm not sure if this is what they are doing at Pease but if they are E models I can gurantee you that they are in storage there, Congress will not allow the E models to go to the Boneyards and the Air Force is not flying them no more nor do they want them clogging up ramps at active bases.

Pease post BRAC has a ton of ramp space, so it would make a great place to park E models.



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User currently offlineArluna From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3964 times:

Hi all,

I think the term is called "Flyable Storage". There were some -135E's stored at McGhee Tyson ANGB but I' haven't been out there in a while so I'm not sure if they are still there. (I'm retired from the Tennessee Air National Guard.)

J


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4120 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3929 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
The Air Force is removing the KC-135Es from flying duty but Congress will not allow them to be retired, they are parking KC-135Es and running the engines and changing tires.

I'm not sure if this is what they are doing at Pease but if they are E models I can gurantee you that they are in storage there, Congress will not allow the E models to go to the Boneyards and the Air Force is not flying them no more nor do they want them clogging up ramps at active bases.

Pease post BRAC has a ton of ramp space, so it would make a great place to park E models.

I think this is exactly what's going on here. They are E models...at least a dozen up here, in addition to the Rs that the 157th flies. The person flew into and out of PSM yesterday and saw them all snow-covered. It would make a pretty cool photo, if someone could get close enough to do it justice.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3791 times:



Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 4):
I think this is exactly what's going on here. They are E models...at least a dozen up here, in addition to the Rs that the 157th flies.



Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 4):
It would make a pretty cool photo, if someone could get close enough to do it justice.

Yes, perhaps someone from the NHANG can post a picture? Do we know what units these KC-135Es came from? NJANG? MEANG?

Is Congress funding the storage at PSM? What contractor is taking care of these birds, or is the NHANG doing it?


User currently offlineN1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

people are always asking on here, why do I see X at KXXX or why did I see a X fly over KXXX. Theres hundreds of possibilities, who knows.

here's a few.
stop enroute
weather diversion
just felt like it
new aicraft for the local fleet
home station is having runway repairs
some random mission came up


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4120 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3759 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):

Yes, perhaps someone from the NHANG can post a picture? Do we know what units these KC-135Es came from? NJANG? MEANG?

Yes, the person who flew through Pease the other day said a whole bunch of Tennessee and at least one Kansas...at least a dozen in all.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

I'll never forget the night back in 1995-96 we saw an "Elephant Walk' out of PSM. Very cool. It was back when Sadam massed all those troops back on the Kuwait border...... the funny part, some of the locals made a big stink out of it wanting to know why they had to do that....!!!! "Hey dumb @##... you watch the news...???"

[Edited 2008-02-27 18:27:28]


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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Anyone heard anything about a Pan Am Clipper/Boston-Maine 727 losing a fan blade and hitting a 135 at PSM? I read about it on another forum but haven't been able to find any info.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3593 times:



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 9):
Anyone heard anything about a Pan Am Clipper/Boston-Maine 727 losing a fan blade and hitting a 135 at PSM? I read about it on another forum but haven't been able to find any info.

This is the first I have heard about that incident. Any more details?


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4120 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

I have nothing good to say about the present incarnation of Pan Am...run by a bunch of huckster railroad guys. The once-proud Pan Am logo is seen on more railroad boxcars than aircraft. I think they've lost their certification to fly, thanks to the corners they've cut.

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