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More: USA - Colorado, December 15, 2005
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69-0010 (cn 500-0041) While refueling with our KC-135, "JUMBO 50" holds precontact over Colorado. This C-5 is the flagship of the 97th Ops Group at Altus AFB.
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A visitor from United States posted Wed September 30, 2009:
Waaay cool, big Buzzard is what it is! Love the ground scenery & detail!

A visitor from United States posted Sat February 18, 2006:
Well, "Sometime in February" from my last post came up on Wednesday the 15th. My first receiver was a C-5 (possibly even the one in this picture) from 56AS out of Altus AFB, OK. The view is amazing and looks very much like the picture; you can easily tell which pilot is talking to you just by reading their lips. It was a unique experience to have the Vice Wing commander, Col. Mark Dillon as the receiver pilot, a very steady pilot indeed.

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu January 26, 2006:
The flying whale.

Great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Sat January 7, 2006:
Very nice photo, I am currently at Altus AFB in training to become a Boom Operator on a KC-135R, I should make my first real contact sometime in Feburary.

A visitor from Canada posted Thu January 5, 2006:
Stunning view of a military monster. The shadow adds a nice touch as well

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu January 5, 2006:
Now that, really is special!

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 3, 2006:
Like the sister or brother of this the 747 i like it

A visitor from Mexico posted Tue January 3, 2006:
There is a big fuel spot over the top of the fuselage. Doesn´t the tanker crew have to wait until all the fuel is gone before they remove the air pump? T.B.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue January 3, 2006:
Simpy wonderful...

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon January 2, 2006:
Stunning view! The pilots looking up to see what's going on, the shadow on the nose showing the tanker's wing and engine, the little bit of the boom in the top of the picture and of course the beautiful C-5 itself. The wrinkly skin is also interesting.

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 1, 2006:
This is an excellent show because the ground is clear, you can see the pilot and co-pilot looking up. I also like the shadow over the nose of the plane.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat December 31, 2005:
What a shot, just great.
Thanks for sharing, cause you do not see these kind of pics a lot, tks Jeff.

A visitor from Israel posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Gr8 Photo!

A visitor from Spain posted Sat December 31, 2005:
I would pay some money to have this view, at least once...

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 30, 2005:
Wow, such a superb photo...excellent detail, very much an "in your face" shot! Brings back many memories for me of A/R missions in KC-135s! Nice work!!

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