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in the boom operator’s seat

today we went to the Air Show down at Mac Dill Air Force Base. I had been once when I was a little girl, but I had forgotten how cool it is. we waited in line for 1 hour and 30 mins to go inside of the KC-10. the KC-10 is designed for aerial refueling. dlb was a boom operator on the KC-10 for 4 years. the boom operator is responsible for operating the boom for refueling other aircrafts while in flight. I was excited to see the plane that he spent so much time on. it was pretty neat going down into the boom pod. I got to sit in the boom operator seat, which was really cool. I definitely have more appreciation for what he did after seeing all the buttons and crazy switches!