New USAF tanker


#1

Develope from the Boeing 767, the USAF introduces a new tanker aircraft: KC-46 Pegasus currently in testingimage
Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_KC-46_Pegasus#/media/File%3AKC-46_Pegasus_prepares_to_refuel_C-17_(cropped).jpg. I am just posting it since this is a new aircraft and you might not know about it.


#2

Great, I hadn’t heard of this - thanks for posting mate


#4

Same, I was checking USAF on Wikipedia and I thought that I have seen the aircraft but it’s a new one that is coming in 2019. Lol.


#5

Delivery just started but there’s been a lot of loose FOD discovered in the plane so it’s grounded.


#6

Here is just an image of KC-46 refueling a F-35 in California on January 22, 2019image


#7

I saw this airplane being built when I went on a factory tour of Boeing’s plant up at Paine Field. They mentioned that it had been delayed


#10

When you went to the factory, did you took a picture of the aircraft? If so, you can share it to here. :wink: @aviator_ryan


#11

It loooked like the picture above. Unfortunately you can’t take pictures in the plants


#12

Why can’t we do that?


#13

Cuz it’s there rules


#14

Oh yeah, I should have known.


#15

That sounds like an amazing experience, were you going with any kind of particular group or event or did you just get to go on a tour?


#16

The first time I was with a group (it was for an aviation facebook group meetup) and the second time was with my family and dads brother and his family (my aunt,uncle and cousin)


#17

Awesome! it’s a shame they don’t let you take pictures, all for a good reason I guess.


#18

Yeah, it would have been awesome if they allow you to take picture but it’s a factory and not a museum so I think that’s why they don’t allow photo taken.


#19

I’m guessing it’s to protect their manufacturing methods and secrets?

Or due to it being military?


#20

It’s not even that. It’s because it’s an active work place and they are afraid of people dropping there phones and damaging pieces of the airplanes/ hurting workers


#21

why would people do things like dropping their phones and damaging pieces of the airplanes as well as hurting workers?


#22

Nobody does it on purpose but the “no photography” rule is in place just for that reason. They don’t want someone accidentally dropping there phone