Heavy with chase plane?


#1

At approximately 11:30am EST 3-21-07, I was working on the outdoor landscaping and noticed a quad jet flying overhead, at cruising altitude, so I was unable to correctly identify it. Off to the left side of the jet there was a very small plane seemingly flying “with” it. I immediatley searched flightaware but niether of the flights appeared. My location is KTRI, in northeast Tennessee. This most likely some type of military exercise? Refueling perhaps?


#2

Most likely it was Air Refueling. It’s standard for fighter recievers to fly formation off the tanker while other members of the flight are taking their gas. And the KC-135 (the work horse of the USAF tanker fleet) is a four engine jet. There is an AR anchor and an AR track that cross NE TN.