Air Commodore Tony Barmby, Air Officer Commanding 83 Expeditionary Air Group, said, "As the UK ends 18 years of combat operations in the skies over Iraq, I am privileged to have had the opportunity to command the RAF folk who support, engineer and operate the Tornado GR4 strike/recce aircraft, VC10 air-to-air refueling
tankers and C-130 transport aircraft.
The military hasn't always looked favorably on the idea of air-to-air refueling
A common pattern for US planes is an air-to-air refueling
soon after takeoff, more refueling mid-flight, if necessary, and an additional refueling on the way home.
The HC-130J is also tasked for airdrop, airland, helicopter air-to-air refueling
and forward-area ground refueling missions.
After completing a night air-to-air refueling
, the Master Caution light illuminated and an Engine Lube Low warning appeared on the pilot fault list display.
During an air-to-air refueling
connection with an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft from RAF Mildenhall, England, the world outside the Pave Hawk went white.
air strikes, British tanker aircraft have been providing air-to-air refueling
support to U.
aircraft will also be made available.
About the VC-10: The VC-10 C1K is a dual-role Air Transport and Air-to-Air Refueling
We normally provide logistical support, assault landings, expeditionary operations and air-to-air refueling
to the Ospreys, said U.
A high resolution, panoramic and 3D-vision surveillance system enables the boom operator to remotely control boom operations from the cockpit during air-to-air refueling
during daylight or nighttime operations.
The Airbus A330 MRTT, an air-to-air refueling
tanker aircraft with multi-tasking capacity, is founded on the highly successful Airbus A330 commercial aircraft.