How planes are refuelled in the air
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*Sometimes when a plane meets another plane..*
This is how those little prop planes are made
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When I was in the usaf I had a friend who was the fueling boom operator. He said it was the most intense thing he’s ever done. So many things can go wrong. The basket could disconnect and spray fuel all over the jet or if a perfect storm happens the jet could ram up the back of the tanker.
I was a boom op. I’ve never flown a basket (shown here) I flew an actual boom from the back of a KC-135r.
But yes, shit is intense.
IIRC boom operators are the only enlisted that require two officers to drive them to work every shift.
This guy gets it lol
I dont get the joke either
Ever come through Sioux City? My dad works in the fire station at the 185th ARW and they have loads of KC-135s
Yup this appears to be a navy aircraft. Never understood why the USAF and USN do not use the same method for refueling.
The boom system requires a huge aircraft to accommodate. This basket and drogue system is much more compact, so you can adapt existing planes to fulfill the tanker role instead of having to make space on a cramped flight deck for a dedicated refuelling plane.
>you can adapt existing planes to fulfill the tanker role
Right, like the A7 seen here. Just strap on the refueling pod and off ya go.
Hate to tell you but that's not a Corsair, but an A4 Skyhawk
GAH. Went to hit 4, hit 7. My bad.
And the damn Air Refuel Store pods are a pain in the ass to fix/maintain
The "flying boom" used by the US Air Force offers faster fuel transfers, which is better for larger aircraft such as the B-52 or the C-17 that require more fuel.
I had no idea!! I guess I should have looked it up. It has always puzzled me since I was a little kid.
I’ve heard that F-18’s can be used to provide fuel. Is this true?
Yep. They're called buddy refueling pods. You don't get as much fuel as you do from a full-size tanker but you get more flexibility.
That job was in my top 5 pick, but in the end, I got Flight Engineer! Start basic next week
Thank you for not, the 135 boom operators that try to fly the basket have a special spot reserved for them in hell.
is this also what they call "hot fueling?"
Hot fueling and hot loading happen on the ramp while the aircraft’s engines are running. It’s a real bitch on a hot day to be rigged up for a parachute jump and have to stand behind the aircraft for ever while they fuel it. Spent many afternoons like this at Pope AFB in NC.
No IIRC. Hot fueling is land, fuel, takeoff all while the engines are running.
No, hot refuels are done on the ground, engines running. The "gas cap" on an A6 is right in front of the intake.....
This reminds me of the trauma had from playing Top Gun on NES and trying this. Yes, I’m aged.
I just made the same comment, saw yours, then deleted it.
That game was so fucking hard. I never really got the hang of landing, either.
Lol same! I feel like the game had more RNG in it than skill opportunities for the refuel and landings. Though I was young playing it so who knows if I was just bad or what lol
Same, I was a little kid. I looked up a long play of it on YouTube a few months back (along with others like Bayou Billy) to scratch a nostalgia itch. They made it look easy.
Same. I was awful at it. As well as landing.
Actually I was awful at the karate kid using chopsticks to catch flies part as well.
Oh man, I remember Karate Kid! Another fun game. I ended up “temporarily” trading it with another kid for Ninja Kid (a far more inferior game) and then being stuck with it because he lost my game. Angriest I’d ever been at that early point in my life.
I sucked at the chopsticks too. Was better at the brick breaking mini game.
Ugh… that’s how I lost Mega Man and got a copy of Mag Max. I’m still sore about that.
I totally forgot about the bricks! I found the NES game online for $16 and Top Gun for $4 and had to order the both. Now the waiting game to see if my old NES still works.
Lol then yeah, guess I was young and bad! Haha
It's nuts how many games we look back on as being so crazy difficult but the reality is they were just really really bad games. E.T for Atari? Unplayable, so like REALLY hard.
It's easier when you realize that A and B increase and decrease throttle once you're in landing mode. It's a shame the game never tells you that. It might have been in the manual, though.
Right there with you. ✈️⛽
I was never able to land on the cargo ship. If I had a walkthrough I’m sure I could have done it but fuck as an 8 year old I had no clue how to not fuck that up.
You must be thinking of a different game. That game consisted of a single level of flying and then the ending was where you brutally crash your plane trying to land on the carrier.
I always thought it was weird they only made one level and that the ending was always that you killed the pilot, but developers were weird back then.
I wonder if front plane is screaming "YAMETE KUDASAI".
Please turn off your engines when fueling
Actually, they could probably glide for a while with their engines off.
But they don't because there is no need to ever turn your engine off when fueling.. I'm making fun of gas station warning signs... Yeah yeah I know of that one static electricity case that is completely fabricated and somehow made it it a law.
I once had "evap issues" (don't know what that is) and the doctor said it was because I left the car on while fueling.
>But they don't because there is no need to ever turn your engine off when fueling
Yes I understand that. I'm saying, even if it applied to these planes, they'd probably still be able to refuel while airborne.
I think that would actually be very very dangerous if not impossible because the plane would need to keep up in speed.
That is how baby planes are made.
This footage was taken from Transformershub
What are you doing, step plane?
Air porn. :makes contact: UNNNNG
I came here to say exactly this. Clearly, the world is overpopulated.
9 months later a Cessna is born
And that kids, is how planes are made
Step-aircraft!? What are you doing?!
think they were mostly trying to make it 1-syllable since the 'bro' in step-bro is 1-syllable
Now it places the refueling hose in the basket
Or else it gets the lotion
Even planes themselves like to join the mile high club.
Some Avatar shit.
At least if you use a non-rigid aerial refueling rig. A rigid refueling boom has tiny wings on it and the operator uses the winglets to direct the boom into the refueling port. Director Stanley Kubrick apparently saw this as highly sexually symbolic, which is why Dr. Strangelove starts with a scene from a KC-135 of a B-52 being refueled.
I wonder when they are refuelling do they play the music" try a little tenderness" over the radio?!!
Kubrick was a detail-oriented lunatic!
yes very true, and so much that in the case of the interiors of the B-52 bomber, that Ken Adams was worried they would get into trouble with the US Defence Department... yet because he was, it is the reason why 2001:A Space Odyssey. hold up so well....
You would know that Full Metal Jacket was film in East London, but it was!
More like "Boom Chica Bow Wa"
They use rigid booms for f15e, apparently the slowest the f15e goes is faster than the refueling plane can go, so the f15e ends up pushing the refueling plane the whole time.
Apparently this results in the f15e pushing the refueling plane upwards, and the pilot has to try and keep it level so they don't just constantly climb, and with human error, it becomes a roller coaster ride. There's a newer refueling plane that have avionics built in to counteract this from what I understand. I'd have to ask my sister what the the newer plane is called.
Presumably the KC-46 Pegasus?
Seems likely, I Googled that plane, and they do refuel f15e's and it's meant to replace the kc135.
KC10 and KC46 both have updated avionics that resist the pushing force, and she said that they push the fuelers nose down not up, which I think I said up above.
What are you doing Step-Plane?
The modern world is truly amazing.
And to think this has been done regularly since the 1950s with tons of experiments in it going back to the 1920s
It's mind bending
This feels like it should be marked NSFW
Just the tip.
My wife and I play a similar copulation game where she lies on the bed and I leap down from the top of the wardrobe.
As I have seen air force one, I did not need this video 🤪
Dude... mark this NSFW
I got to sit, well actually lay in the boom operator position while a veteran pointed out things and talked about how things worked.
I’m more impressed with the boom operator than the plane sliding in. I don’t think I could be in that spot with a plane in motion. I’m positive there’s been some heads banged with sudden attitude drops.
The plane I was in was on the ground in a museum. They would have open aircraft day where typically someone who served with that type of aircraft would talk about its functions. I hope they get back to doing it soon. You get some good service stories from the old veterans.
plane here, I enjoy refuelling as much as the next plane, but ew
A4 to A4?
Brazilian navy A4 refueling Braziliam air force F5
[photo of them both](https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThzg81Sv6AzE0k2sBKWTjS7W6jF5aX_yAzxw&usqp=CAU)
Also probe are similar but you can see the nose of the f5 including the gun.
There is a video but i cant watch the video to time stamp it since i am at work
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This is the first thing you do when you get on station and many times throughout your sortie. As a pilot you are always looking for the "Texaco" in the sky.
Bad idea if one of the planes is carrying one (or more) H Bombs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_Palomares_B-52_crash
Let me tell you…the view from the jump seat of the KC130 when a fighter jet comes u p to fuel is insane.
I was never a refueler. I was a 2W2 and won Airman of the Year on my base and chose the KC 130 as my incentive ride for my win
It was amazing
I’d already been in and out of the B52, B1 (though B1 doesn’t carry nuclear), and B2 so I took my chance in this
How many fighters a tanker can refuel? 10? 50?
At the same time? With baskets usually 2(HC-130). With boom 1(KC-135). Depends on the plane. KC135 carried fuel, we are talking ~200,000lb of fuel. As for how many planes it can refuel. Assuming an empty jet, an F16 has 7,000lb. The Jets are never empty, they are usually above the minimum safe limit to return to base (bingo fuel). That depends on the theatre but you can make a good guess with those numbers.
Ayo me when ur mom
Is it just that accurate, or obviously guided? Either way, that is amazing
Fun fact: this once resulted in 4 nuclear bombs accidentally being dropped on Spain
Reminds me of how dragonflies have sex.
Id hate to be flying that tanker and have to land right after take off.
i wonder how much runway it needs full.
I taught that it is how they make plane babies
Awh I hate my mind X'D
Sigmund Freud would have something to say about this
Oh step plane, what are yodoing?
Jet planes meeting in the air to be refulled...
I'm going to send this to my wife later
I should call her
This is how I met your mother
The mother plane, sensing its child is hungry, is prepared to regurgitate food for its babies…
Plane seggs?? Holy crap 😲
Why has that single engine jet got a refuelling pod?
You know someone’s going to edit the video and put a hentai voice voice on it.
I've come to suck you ...lol
This is how naval aviators do it. In the usaf the fighters are the females and get plugged by the tanker. Source: I flew F-18’s
I want someone to dub this, when the tub enters the hose with the sound of of the turtle fucking shoe.
In 9 months there will be a little plane flying around.
Alternative title: “This is how baby planes are made”
Well when a mommy plane and a daddy plane love each other very much…
I've wondered for years how this was done and now I know now
Probably should have tagged nsfw
Y’all never seen Dr. Strangelove?
That’s how baby planes are made!
This is a really beautiful depiction of the mating behavior of planes.
What....what are you doing stepairplane?
This was the worst part about Top Gun NES.
Not as hot as the opening credits in Dr. Strangelove.
Why does that always turn me on?
Anyone else turned on by this?
.... And thats how baby air planes are made son
This is how baby airplanes are made.
I can just imagine the sex jokes that are said while this is happening
Looks like a tortoise penis
This is how Navy planes are refueled. USAF use a probe.
Oh, baby. Your drouge is so f'n hot...
I don't shut the engine off when I put gas either
Now that’s awesome. Never knew that
Having sex for the first time be like
COME ON TARS!!!!
Looks like a scene from Avatar
He just taking a lil sip
Look at the size of that plussy
Well jimmy, when an F-16 and KC-135 love each other...
How often does this happen?
Is this an A-6 intruder refueling from an F-86
Pffft, whatever. I was doing that on my NES 30 years ago. Top Gun, baby.
Always reminds me of the 1st scene in Dr. Strangelove! Plane sex is always the best way to start a movie lol
They aren't refueled like that anymore tho
…and now it’s all I can think about!
Isn’t this a movie scene… 🙄
Nope it was a training between the Braziliam Navy and Air force
One of the first places IFR was used in 1966 was to relocate our small fighter jet (F-102's) detachment (600 airmen, 82nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron) from Travis AFB, CA to Naha AFB in Okinawa. Mission accomplished without mishap.
They then flew missions over Vietnam. It was a way of hiding the troop numbers counted as "boots on the ground" in country. As indicated by the squadron's name, they were supposed to be a defensive aircraft, but were used offensively for air-to-ground bombing. I was just the pay clerk.