Air-to-air refueling

US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight

US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight

TRANSPAC flight A transpacific (TRANSPAC) flight is the flight of an aircraft across the Pacific Ocean from Australasia, East and… Read More

4 months ago

C-5M offloads 23,500 pounds of fuel to KC-10 in reverse air refueling proof of concept to enhance tanker aircraft capability

Reverse air refueling proof of concept An aircrew from the 22nd Airlift Squadron (part of the 60th Air Mobility Wing… Read More

4 months ago

An Omega KDC-10 is the first commercial tanker to refuel USAF fighters

The first commercial tanker to refuel USAF fighters The US Air Force (USAF) is shifting the way it builds and… Read More

5 months ago

Here’s why the Tu-16 wing-to-wing in-flight refueling system took a heavy toll on Badger crews’ nerves

The Tu-16 Badger The establishment of NATO posed the need for the Soviet war machine to create a fast jet… Read More

6 months ago

USAF KC-46 and KC-135 tankers to conduct flyovers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of air refueling on Jun. 27

100th anniversary of air refueling On Jun. 27, 2023, the US Air Force (USAF) will celebrate the 100th anniversary of… Read More

10 months ago

KC-135 Stratotankers provide monumental air bridge to move 100 Aircraft in Europe in support of Air Defender 2023, NATO’s Biggest Exercise Ever

KC-135 Stratotankers providing air bridge in support of Air Defender 2023 The 128th Air Refueling Wing facilitated an air bridge… Read More

10 months ago

US Navy A-7E Corsair II tanker pilot explains why air refueling at night is a challenge for a single-piloted tanker aircraft

‘When I was flying an A-7E configured with a buddy store tanking pod, the lowest I would go to catch… Read More

1 year ago

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

3 years 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 years ago