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News | Feb. 23, 2024

157th Air Refueling Wing KC-46 performs at El Salvador air show

By Master Sgt. Charles Johnston

A six-person aircrew from the 157th Air Refueling Wing treated thousands of spectators to KC-46A Pegasus flyovers this weekend at the Ilopango Air Show in El Salvador.

The aerial passes were in conjunction with a New Hampshire National Guard-El Salvador state partnership visit that included a senior leadership meeting, donation of personal protective equipment, Humvee mechanic exchange and performances by the 39th Army Band.

“They said ‘Come down low and give us a show,'" said pilot 1st Lt. Taylor DiRocco.

And low they went.

Pilots dropped to an estimated 1,000 feet in their state-of-the-art refueler over throngs of visitors.

“It’s a way to contribute," said Lt. Col. Paulo Morales, aircrew commander. “It’s part of our state partnership mission to collaborate.”