GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- His aircraft spins more than 50 consecutive times during flight and plummets toward the ground in a downward, spiral motion. Then the plane begins to perform cartwheels, a move that would invoke fear in the most seasoned pilot.
These moves don't bother Capt. Billy Werth, a KC-135R Stratotanker pilot with the 72nd Air Refueling Squadron here, because he does them in a smaller aircraft as an aerobatics stunt pilot.