RAF Mildenhall Base Tour
On 16th September 2014, Reheat Aviation were invited onto RAF Mildenhall for a base tour, the day would start with us being shown around base ops.
Base Ops is used by crews to organise and file their flight plans, also the crew can organise their billeting and they can also check aeronautical charts so they know their way-points for their flight plans. Another thing that the base ops supply is Ornithological information, for example bird types that they may encounter on the airfield, and where to be vigilant for the birds as well as the current bird condition of the airfield, which runs in bird condition low, medium and high.
After we visited the tower we went over to the 351st Air Refuelling Squadron (ARS), where we were taken out to a KC-135R Stratotanker tail number 63-8021, we where taken down into the boomers pod and up to the cockpit, also we were taken around the jet.