Photos: Visiting Military Planes Arrive At Airport

March 21, 2013

Four military aircraft landed at the LF Wade International Airport yesterday [Mar 20] including three Typhoons and a United States Air Force Boeing KC-135 aerial refueling military aircraft. United Airways Flight 1416 to New Jersey and JetBlue Flight 1732 to New York were both delayed as the arriving military aircraft landed.

US Airforce Military Bermuda Airport, March 20 2013 (4)

The KC-135 was the US Air Force’s first jet-powered refueling tanker. The Stratotanker was initially tasked to refuel strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam War and later conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm to extend the range and endurance of US tactical fighters and bombers.

US Airforce Military Bermuda Airport, March 20 2013 (26)

The KC-135 entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1957; it is one of six military fixed-wing aircraft with over 50 years of continuous service with its original operator. The KC-135 is supplemented by the larger KC-10. Despite increased maintenance costs, studies conclude many of the aircraft could be flown until 2040.

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  1. Xman says:

    Jet fighters Aaaaaaaaaahhh!
    Just what we need to target Gang member Territory .

  2. john says:

    I have some like that!

  3. Vote for Me says:

    How were you able to be onsite to get these excellent photos? You have done better than your bigger competitors!!

    • Bernews says:

      Thanks, the airport is actually easy for us as our cameraman lives close by. His location is a pain when news is breaking in the west end, but it does lead to easy access for nice airline photos 🙂

    • nuffin but de truth! says:

      How do Bernews get these photos you ask?

      with dedication,long unsocial hours and a camera with different lens.
      in this case..a big lens!

      (also being in de right place at de right time!)

  4. Future says:

    Hosting killers is never a good thing.

    • Tommy Chong says:

      LMAO!!! You are such a goofball. Do you think that north korea is going to bomb tiny Bermuda because of this?

      Historically our assistance with the American military has saved our island from starvation more than once.

      • Serious Though says:

        thanks, @future change pen name to @real PAST

    • mangrove tree says:

      What a truly stupid thing to say.

  5. $$$420$$$ says:

    D ganja is finally back!!! hail to the good ol US-of-A

  6. Lazy In Bermuda... says:

    Seeing the Allied Military Might (UK/USA) working together is Awesome!!

  7. Ganja Mon says:

    De herb ah touchdown again!!!

  8. SexyBlacque says:

    I must agree, the photos are terrific. Good job Bernews.

  9. Eastern says:

    This is not news. For anybody that lives in the east end the Royal Airforce come through about every other month with about six or seven Typhoons and sometimes two refueling aircraft. A L1011 and a VC10.

    I must admit though that it is not very often that US Airforce Typhoons come here.

    • Bermie says:

      Eastern, it is amazing how some people can be loud and wrong. These are not US Air Force Typhoons. In fact, the US Air Force do not even have these type of aircraft in their arsenal. They are British Royal Air Force jets….. Make sure you know before you speak…

    • Sandgrownan says:

      They aren’t US Typhoons.

    • nuffin but de truth! says:

      errrr,NO,ya wrong old boy!

  10. Bermie says:

    And just as an FYI, 4 more typhoons are coming in tomorrow with a KC-10 tanker…

  11. Sav says:

    Yes now. They have count. All. The. Guns. AMD. There. Gang People. So they. Will be back. As These. Toys were. Not. Having enough. Space. Hope They. Come. Back. Quickly. Take. Der. A$$. And. Dump. Dem. In. D. Ocen

  12. Bermie says:

    Make that 1530L….

  13. thatsKool says:

    you guys should take pictures of landings from the bank above runway 30

  14. Curious says:

    So does anyone have any idea when they are leaving?