Thursday, August 27, 2015

Throwback Thursday

We're going back to August 2012 when a Kansas road became a runway.
While it didn’t go down the street under its own power, a KC-135E Stratotanker from the Kansas Air National Guard took a trip along Topeka Boulevard to its new home at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at Forbes Field in Topeka. 
Planning the route was tricky as the jet weighs 60 tons, is 136 feet long, has a 130-foot wingspan and is 38 feet high. This jet was one of the first assigned to the 190th Air Refueling Group in 1977. It was used in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and flew more 10,000 hours on deployments before its final mission in 2007. KDOT and others assisted in traffic control.

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