Hello all you wandering people and friends who have stumbled upon my channel. As you may or may not have seen, I have changed the name of my DA page. Additionally, I have changed my Youtube handle, Twitter, and instagram to all resemble AviatorAndy (no spaces). I have decided to make this change to allow for a better direction I want my content and name to travel. I still am, and most likely will, be a Brony for life, but I want to allow my name and content to reflect not only my aviation photography and videos, but to capture my cosplay and other photography without singling a certain genre, if that makes sense.
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Well, I did it.
One of the most challenging experiences I've been through, today I completed my instructor school and became an Instructor Boom Operator. I'm excited to finally be finished, and to get out of Altus. For those that don't know where that is, it's in the middle of nowhere 15 miles North of the Texas border in Southwest Oklahoma.
That being said, I am finally able to head back home after a little over a month in school. Of course I'm going to stop by my folks place on the Florida coast and enjoy the 4th of July weekend.
As for the next 6 months, I'm going to be kept busy just the same as the last 6 months.
On this day in 2013, three years ago, we lost a KC-135R over Kyrgyzstan as it departed Manas AB on a combat sortie. Three lives were lost, and the tanker community as a whole took a huge hit.
No one had seen the loss of a KC-135 since 1999, when 4 were killed on approach to Geilenkirchen, Germany.
Approx. 8 minutes after departure from Manas, the rudder power on tail 63-8877 failed and the airplane began what is known as a dutch roll condition. The crew tried to correct with additional rudder power which led to the condition becoming worse until the tail portion of the aircraft physically separated from the rest of the aircraft.
We as a