New Window for Flight Deck

(From Left) Staff Sgt. Urian Pickett and Senior Airman Garrett O’Kuley, 161st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, change the window in the flight deck of the KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft, 161st Air Refueling Wing, Phoenix, Jan. 29, 2015. “In order to remove the window, first the sealant, which acts as a moisture barrier and helps keep the flight deck air tight for pressurization, needs to be scraped off,” said Tech. Sgt. Chad Weber, 161 MXG crew chief and supervisor. Additionally, the wiring for the heating elements, glare shield and wiper motor need to be removed in order to replace the window. “The reason the window needed to be replaced was because the bubbles in the glass were in the pilots’ line of sight, obstructing their vision,” said Weber. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Enos/Released)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Courtney EnosReleased
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