Cell Takeoff – KC-135A
This is the real thing, a few years after I was in this airplane, but still the -A model with water injection.
When I get back to writing Comet 21 (or whatever it will be called) I’ll watch this video again. I had a several interesting experiences as #4 in a 5 ship formation. This is a 35 second interval takeoff; we used to practice something much shorter for wartime launches I think 15 seconds. Even as a new guy I realized that wasn’t something you needed to do very often, it looked dangerous as hell.