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    Posted by IHC_Nole on March 27, 2024 at 1:39 pm

    Hey folks,

    Just looking for any recommendations on books or podcasts about Air Force aviation, specifically the tanker community so C-130, C-17 or C-5.

    I am familiar with TAP and have listened to the episode with Slap, which I enjoyed.

    Thanks

    Gram replied 1 day, 18 hours ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • CHAOS

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    April 2, 2024 at 11:56 pm
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    IHC_Nole,

    This may not specifically be what you’re looking for, but you may be interested in this:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fite-history/id1718391746

    Fite History is a podcast that documents the life of famous fighter pilots, narrated by two Barnestormin Eagle Drivers with the Massachusetts ANG.

    -CHAOS

    • IHC_Nole

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      April 3, 2024 at 1:30 pm
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      This fits the bill, thanks, I’ll check em out!

      • CHAOS

        Member
        April 7, 2024 at 1:14 pm
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        Sweet, happy to help!

  • Sharky

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    April 4, 2024 at 9:22 pm
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    IHC Nole–

    I have a few book recommendations…

    “Over the Hump” by Lt. Gen William Tunner. Considered a classic of the Air Mobility world, Tunner led the US efforts in China aerial resupply over the Himalayas in WWII as well as the Berlin Airlift. Lots of foundational stuff that formed the air mobility culture of the modern AMC.

    “Seventy-Five Years of Inflight Refueling” Richard K. Smith. An approachable USAF-commissioned summary of the development of the USAF tanker fleet from the “Question Mark” to the KC-135/KC-10. It’s available online here: https://www.amc.af.mil/Portals/12/documents/AFD-141230-027.pdf

    Cheers, Sharky

  • Gram

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    April 14, 2024 at 8:17 pm
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    Hi!

    I recently read ‘Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit’ by Mark Hasara. It is a quick read but focuses more on the operational level of Tankers rather than the actual flying.

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