SWA TPA
Topic Author
Posts: 1456
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2001 6:10 am

MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:56 am

http://news.tbo.com/news/MGA549I4XGD.html

Cant wait to see those over head! I will certainly miss those -135's though. Something about looking up and seeing 4 engines overhead is just special to me Big grin
I believe I can fly.....
 
B747
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:08 pm

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Sun Jun 15, 2003 4:12 am

To me that is a shame, because I would love to work those airplanes,(Acft Maint in USAF) but I was raised in Tampa, and personally am not very fond of the area. (I am putting my true feelings for the area VERY mildly)

I am sure they will put them other places as well, I know MacDill wont get all 100 of them.

Brian
At Pope, where not happy, until you're not happy!
 
SWA TPA
Topic Author
Posts: 1456
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2001 6:10 am

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Sun Jun 15, 2003 4:21 am

We are getting up to 32 of the 767's. As for the other 2 bases, if memory serves correct, one was out towards the the Northwest and the other was possibly around North Dakota or that part of the US. Dont quote me though. The news just flashed a map up with no states, just 2 dots on the US, real fast last night when I was half asleep during the story.
I was born and raised and still stuck in TPA. Maybe one day I will escape  Big grin
Its not that bad of a place. A little boring though.
I believe I can fly.....
 
B747
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:08 pm

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Sun Jun 15, 2003 4:23 am

I would think that the USAF would want to establish the new tankers in the Northeast. The reason being, during the latest actions with Iraq almost ALL C-17's, and most C-5's were refueled off the NE coast of the US on there outbound to Europe. C-17's because of there short range (non-ER models), or to avoid a stop in Bangor, ME for fuel. The C-5's because of the heavy loads, and some short runways at the bases cargo was picked up, they simply had to sacrifice fuel to get airborne, and thus required a tanker.

Now I know that the tankers can go TDY, or fly long distances to get to there refueling tracks to perform their services, but we will have a presence in the Middle East for sometime to come, and to me it makes since to have the infrastructure where it is needed.

Brian
At Pope, where not happy, until you're not happy!
 
B747
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:08 pm

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Sun Jun 15, 2003 4:38 am

Thanks SWA TPA,
The one in the Northwest must be Fairchild AFB, WA, in Spokane, and North Dakota must be Grandforks, ND, both are well established tanker bases.

Brian
At Pope, where not happy, until you're not happy!
 
L-188
Posts: 29881
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:39 pm

Are the tankers on the west coast flown out of Fairchild or do they come out of McChord?

Yup, there where still lots of 135's on GFK AFB when I was up there.

I wonder if any of the 135's up at Eilson will eventually be replaced?
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
User avatar
STT757
Posts: 13312
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 1:14 am

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:53 pm

When will the Guard and Reserves get new KC-767s?
Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
 
B747
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:08 pm

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:46 am

L-188,

McChord is C-17's now that the C-141 is gone. No Tankers there.

The Tankers are at Fairchild AFB, in Spokane.

Brian
At Pope, where not happy, until you're not happy!
 
2912n
Posts: 1978
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2001 2:12 pm

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:27 am

Both the ANG and Reserve fly KC-135's out of March Air Reserve Base.
 
L-188
Posts: 29881
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:44 pm

I thought Fairchild was B-52's with Tanker support.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
B747
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:08 pm

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:08 am

L-188,
The B-52's have long ago been moved to just 2 locations in the country, those being, Barksdale AFB, LA, and Minot AFB, ND.

Hope this helps,
Brian
At Pope, where not happy, until you're not happy!
 
bigphilnyc
Posts: 3874
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2002 10:43 pm

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:19 am

Anyone have nice pictures of this plane?
Phil Derner Jr.
 
LY744
Posts: 5185
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2001 11:55 pm

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:44 am

Boeing does:



Obviously not a real picture, but those things haven't been built yet so this is as good as it gets.  Smile


LY744.
Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
 
Alpha
Posts: 1367
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:03 am

RE: MacDill AFB To Get 767 Super Tanker

Mon Jun 30, 2003 7:08 am

Look at

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1120204/

Future AMI 767TT still in primer c/s.

Steph

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Max Q, seahawk and 1 guest

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos