Organized by the 155th ARW at the Nebraska Air National Guard base, crews studied particle flow on the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17 Globemaster III and C-130J Hercules aircraft, followed by tests on the KC-46 Pegasus, KC-10 Extender and C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft, which all have the capacity to transport multiple passengers.
In any of these aircraft, the air flows from the front to the back, which is a good thing. It's pushing air away from the crew members. But these aircraft are very different. They have different configurations inside, different environmental systems, so the crews are looking to see where that air flows and if any of the air could flow back towards the pilots or the aircrew compartments.
Air Refueling Wing.
Flight crew, personnel who operate an aircraft while in flight.
The associated authorities should further remind aircrew and ground personnel about measures to prevent transmission of COVID-19.