Re: 707 and KC-135 relationship (The Vomit Comet)

From:         John Dill <>
Date:         19 Apr 96 02:04:06 
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The Boeing KC135 that NASA uses to train astronauts in simulated zero-g is the
oldest one flying. (The Vomit Comet)

I also believe it has the fewest flight hours. The Boeing Company monitors the
aircraft on a regular basis as the airframe is constantly subjected to g-loads
of +2 to -.1.

The original straight turbojet engines are still installed and use water
on take-off. It might also be the loudest transport aircraft still flying in
the US.