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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Friday, May 8, 2020

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: Boeing Plaza - KC-135 Stratotanker

The Aero Experience continues with our coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation, with this look at the tankers - the unsung heroes of military aviation – on display in Boeing Plaza. The U.S. Air Force's 128th ARW, Wisconsin Air National Guard, displayed one of its Boeing KC-135R Stratotankers. The unit's tankers regularly provide in-flight refueling services in the U.S. and when deployed around the world. The unit was founded in 1947 flying fighter aircraft, and it has performed the aerial refueling mission since 1962 flying the KC-97 before receiving KC-135s in 1977. This aerial refueling tanker represents 60 years of service for this particular jet, and it will continue to serve as an air refueling tanker for many years to come.

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