Here's how the Air Force trains its crew chiefs to keep its biggest planes in the air

Posted On: Oct 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Here's how the Air Force trains its crew chiefs to keep its biggest planes in the air

The Air Force has also sorts of planes for all sorts of missions, with aircrews to match each.
But it's the service's biggest planes that keep the Air Force and other branches in fighting shape - here's how aircrews learn to keep those heavy airframes flying.
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Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas - In a team, there's a leader, a lancer, the smart guy and the lovable big guy.
In the Air Force, it's the fighter jets, the stealth bombers, the drones and the cargo planes... except they aren't as beloved as the big guy.
Often overshadowed by their more aggressive, quicker and sleeker cousins, the fighter jets, the heavy aircraft are the airframes that carry the US Air Force and sister-service components, and it is about time they get the love they deserve.
Some people tend to think the Air Force is all about the pilots that bring the fight to the enemy and protect America's freedoms from the sky with sleek, supersonic fighter jets. They're not wrong, to a point....

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