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  • Vol. 42, No. 12 Thursday, March 20, 2014

    MacDill Presents Tampa Bay AirFest 2014 schedule of events

    u 8 a.m. Gates Open

    u 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies - US- SOCOM Jump and National Anthem

    u 11 a.m. Rob Holland - Mike Goulian Dual Aerobatic Demo

    u 11:10 a.m. MacDill KC-135 Demo

    u 11:15 a.m. RV-8 Demo

    u 11:25 a.m. B-25

    u 11:40 a.m. Scott Yoak P-51 Demo

    u 11:50 a.m. Larry Labriola L-39

    u 12 p.m. Matt Younkin BE-18

    u 12:20 p.m. Randy Ball - Mig-17F

    u 12:30 p.m. GEICO Skytypers

    u 12:50 p.m. Rob Holland MXS

    u 1 p.m. AeroShell Aerobatic Team

    u 1:20 p.m. T-28 Demo

    u 1:30 p.m. P-51 / F-4U Heritage Flight

    u 1:45 p.m. Michael Goulian X330

    u 2 p.m. Melissa and Rex Pemberton

    u 2:15 p.m. USSOCOM Jump - Aerial For- mation

    u 2:40 p.m. USAF Thunderbirds

    u 4 p.m. Show Ends - Thank You Tampa Bay!

  • by Senior Airman Jenay Randolph 6th Air Mobility Wing public affairs

    Media agencies from around the city of Tampa participated in a media operations flight, March 12 at MacDill Air Force Base. During the flight, a KC-135 Stratotanker con- ducted a simulated in-flight refueling train- ing mission with six A-10 Thunderbolts from Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

    The KC-135’s four-man crew consisted of a pilot, co-pilot, and two boom operators, along with roughly 15 media personnel capturing and documenting the mission through pho- tographs, video and interviews. The crew al- lowed the aircraft to soar 20, 000 feet above the ground at speeds of approximately 230 mph.

    “It is crucial that we provide the Air Force story to the community,” explains Terry Mon- trose, 6th Air Mobility Wing public affairs deputy chief. “With only one percent of the nation serving, it is vital that we enable more advocates for the military.”

    The flight was approximately four hours long; and although there was no refueling actually performed, the crew was allowed to hone their skills and allow the media to ex- perience one of the many missions of the Air Force.

    “A lot of people never get to have this op- portunity, and this is a great way to show them where their tax dollars are going. I’m glad I was able to get the opportunity,” said

    Chris Urso, multimedia photographer. “It’s my first time flying on this aircraft and it was a great flight. I would do it again in two sec- onds.”

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    MacDill conducts a media operations flight AIRFEST 2014

    Photo by Senior Airman Jenay Randolph

    An A-10 Thunderbolt simulates in-flight refueling during a media operations flight March 12, 2014 over Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the flight, a KC-135 Stratotanker conducted a simulated in-flight refueling training mission with six A-10s.

  • KC-135 - Stratotanker’s prin- ciple mission is air refueling of aircraft from all branches of the U.S. military, and to accomplish its primary mission of Global Reach and Global Power.


    C-17 Globemaster III- The newest, most flexible cargo air- craft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo.

    F-15 Strike Eagle- The F-15 is an all-weather, extreme- ly maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air su- premacy over the battlefield.

    A-10 Thunderbolt II- The A-10 is a versatile attack air- craft known for its firepower and ability to withstand the rig- ors of combat and enemy fire - a virtual flying tank.

    C-130 Hurcules - The air- craft can operate from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile ar- eas.

    B-52 Stratofortress - The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a va- riety of missions. It is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet.

    WC-130 Hurricane Hunt- er - The WC-130 Hercules is a high-wing, medium-range air- craft flown by the Air Force Re- serve Command for weather re- connaissance missions.

    T-38 Talon - The T-38 is a twin-engine, high-altitude, su- personic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance.

    HH-60G Pave Hawk - The primary mission is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environ- ments to recover isolated per- sonnel during war.

    Douglas A-4 Skyhawk - The Skyhawk is a carrier-capable at- tack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. It is delta winged and has a single-engine.

    F-16 Fighting Falcon - The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly ma- neuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to- surface attack.

    KC-10 Extender - The KC- 10 Extender is an air-to-air tanker aircraft in service with the United States Air Force de- rived from the civilian DC-10-30 airliner.

    F-22 Raptor – The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and de- feat threats.

    T-6 Texan II - A single-en- gine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots.

    C-21 - The C-21 is a twin tur- bofan engine aircraft used for cargo and passenger airlift. The aircraft is the military version of the Lear Jet 35A business jet.

    B-1 Lancer- Carrying the largest payload of guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America’s long- range bomber force.

    C-5 Galaxy- The C-5 Galaxy is a heavy-cargo transport de- signed to provide strategic air- lift for deployment and supply of combat and support forces.

    To avoid heavy traffic congestion and competing for limited parking on the base, take public transportation to the annual MacDill AFB AirFest. For more visit http://

    HART Transit during AirFest The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority will be running every 15 min-

    utes from Britton Plaza to MacDill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Southbound and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Northbound leaving the base. Please be advised, coolers, glass containers, pets, fireworks, knives, weapons of any sort and large tote bags are all prohibited to ensure the security and safety of all attendees.

    Transportation considerations

  • Heritage Flight - Jim Tobul in his Corsair “Korean War Hero” and Scott Yoak in his P-51 Mustang ‘Quicksil- ver” will be performing.

    JCSE Jump Team – The Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) provides enroute, initial entry, or early entry communications sup- port in support of permissive and non- permissive environments.

    Aeroshell AT - The AeroShell Ac- robatic Team have been performing for over 25 years; amassing thousands

    Geico Skytypers - Flight squad- ron of six vintage WWII aircraft per- forming precision flight maneuvers.

    KC 135 - The KC-135 Stratotank- er’s principle mission is air refueling. It greatly enhances the Air Force’s capability to accomplish its primary mission of Global Reach and Global Po

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