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Thread: ALB 3-16-15 USAF KC-10 Extender

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    ALB 3-16-15 USAF KC-10 Extender

    I have been waiting to grab the KC-10 at ALB for ages. The opportunity finally presented itself today. She came in from McGuire for some touch-and-goes and practice approaches.



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    Nice Mark! How rare are those up there, you just haven't been able to connect with one or they just don't go up there at all

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    It seems that they're pretty rare. I've heard of them coming in, but never seen one in person. Then again, they don't show up on ADS-B sites or FlightAware, so it could be more often than what I see. If I had to guess, I'd say once or twice a year, at most.

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    We used to go up there a lot more, but for a few reasons don't drop in as much.

    Tougher to drop in during the winter months too when the weather/runway conditions are less favorable for touch-and-goes. We also have other scheduling restrictions during these months which make it more valuable training wise to just come back to McGuire.

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    Were you shooting over the fence at the Sicker Road dead end? Snow banks are getting shorter making that harder to do!

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    Yep, some through the gap, and some on the snow.

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    My spotting days are getting fewer and farther between the older my kids get. Hopefully that pattern will turn around at some point. I did, however, have a short session while the airport was using 28 a few weeks ago. There is(was) a huge snow pile at the dead end on the south side of the runway that I had a couple of nice shots from. You have to take advantage of those opportunities when they exist!

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