Air-to-air refueling

KC-46A Pegasus flies 36-hour, non-stop record-breaking endurance sortie, Air Mobility Command’s longest mission to date

KC-46A Pegasus flies 36-hour, non-stop record-breaking endurance sortie, Air Mobility Command’s longest mission to date

A KC-46A Pegasus a 36-hour non-stop endurance mission covering 16,000 miles, on Nov. 16-17, 2022 Air Mobility Command’s longest mission… Read More

14 hours ago

Republic of China Air Force could rent tanker services to refuel its F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets

The chief of the Republic of China Air Force, Lt. Gen. Huang Chih Wei, told lawmakers that the service is… Read More

3 weeks ago

KC-46A Pegasus Tanker Approved to Refuel 97% of Joint Force Receivers

In the last 12 months, the KC-46A Pegasus tanker demonstrated growing operational capacity at a swift pace, despite restrictions and… Read More

6 months ago

The story of the crazy wing-to-wing in-flight refueling procedure of the Soviet Tu-16 Badger medium bomber

There was a joke in the Soviet Air Force that you could identify the pilot of an in-flight refueling -capable… Read More

1 year ago

KC-46 can’t refuel the A-10 and some variants of the C-130 because USAF Did Not Effectively Oversee Development of its Refueling Boom

Results of tests conducted in 2018 showed the boom was problematic when the company tried to test full functionality of… Read More

2 years ago

Texaco! The story of the Intruder as a Tanker

The presence of "Texaco" overhead was usually mandatory during night cyclic operations, and the tanker was almost always the last… Read More

2 years ago

USAF KC-135 loses air-refueling hose over Finland while refueling a Finnish F/A-18. And it’s not the first time.

The fall of the KC-135 Stratotanker hose did not cause any damage to the equipment or personnel. On Mar. 16,… Read More

2 years ago

Video Shows Airbus A330 MRTT Aircraft completing world’s first ever fully automatic refuelling contact

This milestone is part of the industrialisation phase of automatic air-to-air refuelling systems ahead of its implementation in the A330… Read More

3 years ago

CH-53K King Stallion demonstrates long-range logistic support capabilities with first, successful air refueling tests

The 4.5 hour test was accomplished over the Chesapeake Bay with a KC-130J aerial refueling (AR) tanker. The CH-53K King… Read More

3 years ago

Former C-17 Instructor Explains What Happens if the Aircraft Thrust Reversers are accidentally Deployed during Aerial Refueling

What happens if a C-17 pilot accidentally deploys the aircraft thrust reversers in flight? Thrust reversal, also called reverse thrust,… Read More

3 years ago

VFA-106 F/A-18F Damaged While Getting Refueled by another Gladiators Super Hornet

The F/A-18F sucked debris into both of its engines during the mishap which took place on Jan. 27, 2020, causing… Read More

3 years ago

That time a KC-135 Crew saved an F-16 Pilot from ejecting over ISIS Territory

After the F-16 disconnected a second time, the pilot went through his checklists and told the crew he had a… Read More

3 years ago

This RCAF CF-18 Hornet features kill marks for broken refueling probes

Although we don’t know exactly the story behind this photo, a “broken probe” is not an uncommon incident. The unusual… Read More

4 years ago

The Story of North Star, the KC-135 Stratotanker that Saved an F-4 Phantom over the Atlantic

The KC-135 Stratotanker North Star had its landing gear down and its engines at idling speed in an attempt to… Read More

4 years ago

Remembering Shell 77, the KC-135 that crashed in Kyrgyzstan while it was departing for combat aerial refueling mission

Shell 77 crew encountered a condition they had not realistically experienced in training, which left them with an unrecognized hazardous… Read More

4 years ago