Air Force flyover above the Florida Capitol celebrates 100 years of aerial refueling
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Large Air Force transport planes soared over Tallahassee during the Tuesday lunch hour, just one of fifty flyover celebrations planned coast to coast to mark a century of mid-air refueling.
Just before noon, a crowd gathered near the Florida Capitol to watch three planes, including a KC-135 “Stratotanker” and a C-17 “Globemaster III”, fly overhead.
The Air Force said modern-day air refueling “serves as a force multiplier, increasing the speed, range, lethality, flexibility, and versatility of combat aircraft.”
The first successful attempt occurred on June 27, 1923, in California.
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