Fighter fuel stop

An A-10 Thunderbolt II makes its way toward the boom of KC-10 Extender to receive fuel during a local training flight above Maryland Aug. 20. The Air Force Reserve tanker aircrew assigned to the 514th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, here, met up with the Air National Guard pilots from the 104th Fighter Squadron for an opportune practice mission. The KC-10's boom operator controls refueling operations through a digital, fly-by wire system. Sitting in the rear of the aircraft, the operator can see the receiver aircraft through a wide window. During boom refueling operations, fuel is transferred to the receiver at a maximum rate of 1,100 gallons (4,180 liters) per minute. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Emily Rautenberg)

PHOTO BY: 1st Lt. Emily Rautenberg
VIRIN: 160820-F-AF999-006.JPG
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