Sunday, 14 February 2016

USAF's KC-46 tanker completes first in-flight refueling with F/A-18 fighter aircraft

A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th, Boeing announced on Feb. 12, 2016. The air refueling was the program’s first using the KC-46’s hose and drogue system. During the 4+ hour flight, the tanker’s air refueling operator smoothly transferred fuel to the F/A-18 flying at 20,000 feet.
Boeing's KC-46  successfully performed first in-flight refueling with a F/A-18 fighter jet
(Credit: Boeing/John Parker)
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