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Pilots learn about avoiding midair collisions

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  • By Capt. Jeremy J. McClure
  • 185th ARW Public Affairs
The 185th Air refueling Wing's safety office alone with the Federal Aviation Administration partnered together to present a class on midair collision avoidance at the base in Sioux City, Iowa on August  8, 2015.

"We wanted to invite area pilots to the base and present them information to help keep them safe while in the air," said Maj. Eric Kilberg, chief of safety for the 185th ARW.

The 18 pilots that attended the training flew their aircraft to the airport where the base is located. They treated to lunch and a tour of a KC-135R Stratotanker flown by the unit and an A-10 Thunderbolt that was at the base's paint facility.

"I appreciated the slides that were shown during the presentation," said Ken Tusha of Creighton, Nebraska who flew. "This will help me stay current on federal regulations."

The 185th ARW plans on hosting more training in the future.