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  • 914th conducts first periodic inspection on KC-135

    Niagara's 914th Air Refueling Wing conducted it's first 'in-base' periodic inspection on the KC-135 Stratotanker. This type of inspection is one of the most thorough and time-consuming conducted on an aircraft. It is done every 24 months, 1,800 flight hours or 1,000 landings.
  • ISO Inspections: Keeping Planes Flying

    Every 540 days, the aircraft from Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station’s workhorse fleet, the C130 Hercules, are towed into a hangar on base for inspection. A thorough analysis is performed and, depending on the findings, planes may be stripped to the bone. Panels are removed, engines taken apart, propellers detached, noses lifted, wires checked, and