KC-135 Stratotanker tasked for an air-fueling mission over Iraq on 12 August 2014.
I’ve always been fascinated by the ability of the military to refuel planes in flight. The margin for error must be extremely thin. (Brief vids of air-refueling mishaps on next post)
The KC-135 Stratotanker pictured below was tasked for an air-fueling mission over Iraq on 12 August 2014 to refuel US aircraft blasting the terrorist murderers of ISIS advancing on Ebril.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrea Delosreyes inspects the boom with Airmen 1st Class Christopher Morgan and Jacob Manuel before an in-air refueling mission over Iraq, Aug. 12, 2014. Before each mission, the aircraft commander does a walk-around inspection to validate the safety of the aircraft. Delosreues, a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, and Morgan and Manuel, KC-135 Stratotanker engine mechanics, are assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)
Capts. Andrea Delosreyes, Trent Parker and Airman 1st Class Kevin Haggith, 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew, step to their aircraft for an in-air refueling mission over Iraq, Aug. 11, 2014. The aircrew is scheduled to offload more than 40,000 gallons of fuel to Fighter Aircraft completing missions in Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)