MaxSez: We used to call this bad old boy “Red Crown” back in the day as a FAC(A). She & her sisters are currently in the war zones AWACS’ing.
I’ve seen one at Pardubice Airport in the Czech Republic. It was from NATO. Really loud but really cool. Have a photo but it’s buried in the depths of my PC.
Great video. The Boeing 707 variants are going strong across the globe. I was recently back in Wichita at McConnell AFB. Large deployment there of the KC-135 Tanker… Another 707 sibling. Some of the planes in your video are still sporting the older engine models. I think they actually used a water injection system on that engine for added power during take off.
Thanks for sharing the video!
@wolffan21… This bird is not USAF. If you look close when she’s in profile/plane view the fusillade marking could say “NATO”. Regards, Max
@david.harper. Think it’s could be the same plane. Old engines for sure it/they appear to be Smoker! Thanks for the reminder on the KC-135. Lov those
Leading Edge Slats… Regards, Max
Huh - I didn’t realise they still flew these!
Wombat, there’s a lot of GranPa era specialized aircraft still making a living. Take the “Buff” for example it’s still our 1st line Strike Nuc Carrier at 50+ yrs. A lot of older Tac aircraft and air carriers are still in service. Watch “Buffalo Airways” TV Series an Alaska civil carries, they were still flying C-46/47’s w/ WWII log books. Believe Buffalo has been bought out by Saga but the TV Series will hang in there forever it’s a classic. Max
He’s got a lot of extra bits and pieces, the raked wingtips look great on the 707. Good to see it still flying at all!
Im heading to good old Oklahoma next week and will be in the KTIK final approach, love me some E3B AWACS I was stationed with the 966th AACS and 964th AACS man I miss Tinker AFB.
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