Message posted by Pinyon72 (Member since 02/09/2013) on November 30, 2023 at 2:52:17 PST:
Coincidentally, I have recently met both Chris Gibson and a friend of mine who was a WSO on F-111s in the UK in the mid-1980s.
The latter knows nothing about such an event, although he is well-connected to other Aardvark retirees. I asked him whether an F-111 with wings folded (eg so that the jet has a triangle appearance) could formate with a KC-135 and he said yes, if flying at a high angle-of-attack. But he couldn't think why one would do so.
One has to ask why F-111s would be in formation with a classified airplane. Fighter escort? Hardly, they were not suitable or tasked for that mission.
In Reply to: Re: Possible living F-111 and KC-135 pilots who flew in the AARA 6A refueling zone over North Sea in 1989 posted by Vahe Demirjian on November 29, 2023 at 20:02:09 PST:
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