It’s a success! The 1st test of the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling of 1600 lbs. of jet fuel to an F-16 was a complete triumph. The Pegasus aircraft is equipped with a new, advanced refueling boom, and 3-D video which is computer operated. This is a big change from the KC-135s where the operator had to lay face down, and look out a window to control the boom.
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Congratulations to pilot Steve Hinton that was given the Lifetime Achievement in Aviation award by the Commemorative Air Force on November 6, 2014. Steve has flown over 9,000 hours, has won 6 Unlimited Races and 2 World Championships. For 10 years he held the world speed record in a piston engine aircraft. Well done Steve on winning an award that is so well deserved!
The 2014 Airventure is underway at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. EAA expects attendance to top the 508,000 attendees from last year. Visitors will come from 70 different countries and the entire campground of 35,000 sites is filled. Singer Kenny Loggins kicks off the evening entertainment tonight. Of course, there is a daily airshow at 3:00 P.M. with the Thunderbirds slated to perform on August 1-3.