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José Sanches Boeing KC-135 instructional materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-10-31
This small collection is comprised of assorted documents and pilot training materials acquired by José Sanches during his 1980-1988 United States Air Force service. The materials relate to the Boeing KC-135 and Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington (state). Examples include "Cockpit Procedures Trainer Program Systems Facts and Review," "Setting Takeoff Thrust - KC-135," "KC-135 Cold Weather Procedures,"KC-135 Mito/Cell Formation Techniques," and "Fairchild AFB EWO T/O Data."


  • 1980-1988


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research but has not been fully processed. Access to the collection may be limited or may require additional processing time. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.05 Cubic Feet (1 letter size file folder)

Biographical note: José Sanches

José Sanches was born in San Jose, California on October 21, 1958. He attended San Jose State University and obtained a Bachelor's in Aeronautics. Sanches served with the United States Air Force from 1980-1988 and spent time flying Boeing KC-135s. After his military service, Sanches joined Delta Airlines as a pilot. No further information is known.


Biography derived from donor information.

Separated Materials

The following materials have been separated from the archival component and are kept in the Library:

  • Flight Manual Basic, Operational Supplement, USAF KC-135
  • USAF Series KC-135A Aircraft Flight Manual
  • Warnings and Cautions Flight Manual
  • Flight crew checklist for KC-135, two copies

Additionally, there are a few items kept in Objects storage:

  • One pair of unused black leather flight boots
  • Brown leather flight case (previously held instructional documents)
  • One pair of headphones

Processing Information

This collection has not been fully processed.


Guide to the José Sanches Boeing KC-135 instructional materials
Completed - Level 2
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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