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“The left afterburner technique” and SR-71 special problems: here’s what made Blackbird air refueling challenging
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
“The left afterburner technique” and SR-71 special problems: here’s what made Blackbird air refueling challenging
RAF Lightning pilot recalls when with both engines missing compressor blades from stage eight onwards he was able to land after having experiencing a double engine failure on take-off
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RAF Lightning pilot recalls when with both engines missing compressor blades from stage eight onwards he was able to land after having experiencing a double engine failure on take-off
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US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight
C-5M offloads 23,500 pounds of fuel to KC-10 in reverse air refueling proof of concept to enhance tanker aircraft capability
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
C-5M offloads 23,500 pounds of fuel to KC-10 in reverse air refueling proof of concept to enhance tanker aircraft capability
An Omega KDC-10 is the first commercial tanker to refuel USAF fighters
Military Aviation
An Omega KDC-10 is the first commercial tanker to refuel USAF fighters
The story of the US Navy F/A-18 that was able to land safely without canopy, with a KC-10 refueling basket stuck in its refueling probe
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the US Navy F/A-18 that was able to land safely without canopy, with a KC-10 refueling basket stuck in its refueling probe
Here’s why the Tu-16 wing-to-wing in-flight refueling system took a heavy toll on the Badger crews’ nerves
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Here’s why the Tu-16 wing-to-wing in-flight refueling system took a heavy toll on Badger crews’ nerves
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USAF KC-46 and KC-135 tankers to conduct flyovers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of air refueling on Jun. 27
Aviation History / Military Aviation
USAF KC-46 and KC-135 tankers to conduct flyovers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of air refueling on Jun. 27
KC-135 Stratotankers provide monumental air bridge to move 100 Aircraft in Europe in support of Air Defender 2023, NATO’s Biggest Exercise Ever
Military Aviation
KC-135 Stratotankers provide monumental air bridge to move 100 Aircraft in Europe in support of Air Defender 2023, NATO’s Biggest Exercise Ever
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 had to Light one Afterburner during Aerial Refueling? Blackbird Pilot explains why
‘‘USAF needs Stealth Tankers to Survive Chinese Missiles,’ Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall Says
Military Aviation
‘USAF needs Stealth Tankers to Survive Chinese Missiles,’ Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall Says
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel its Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their Stratotanker’s throttles frozen to refuel an SR-71 Blackbird
F-4 inverted tanker
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
During the Vietnam War a fully loaded USAF F-4 Phantom II went inverted on a tanker at night in a thunderstorm
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that pitched up and collided with a KC-135Q tanker during an air refueling over El Paso
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that pitched up and collided with a KC-135Q tanker during an air refueling over El Paso
Use of KC-46A Centerline Drogue System approved as first Pegasus Interim Capability Release milestone to meet joint force air refueling requirements
Military Aviation
Use of KC-46A Centerline Drogue System approved as first Pegasus Interim Capability Release milestone to meet joint force air refueling requirements
Remote Vision System 2.0 Boeing KC-46 Pegasus autonomous aerial refueling
Military Aviation
Remote Vision System 2.0 could give Boeing KC-46 Pegasus autonomous aerial refueling capability
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