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#11704749 - 07/05/16 05:15 AM B-52 getting air refueled
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Registered: 06/11/10
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Had the opportunity to go up with the Missisippi Air National Guard today on their KC-135 to see them refuel one of our B-52s. Pretty cool thing to watch from their perspective.

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#11704772 - 07/05/16 06:41 AM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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woot awesome peep

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#11704824 - 07/05/16 07:37 AM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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Cool!
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#11704835 - 07/05/16 07:52 AM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 01/14/03
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Loc: Kentucky Lake
I made my living that way for years...
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#11704913 - 07/05/16 08:51 AM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: el Rojo]
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Originally Posted By: el Rojo
Cool!





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#11704927 - 07/05/16 09:00 AM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 08/13/07
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Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
That never ceases to amaze me. Dad was a crew chief on B-47's many moons ago.

Thanks for your service and what a cool pic!
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#11705042 - 07/05/16 09:50 AM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
lonestar Offline
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Registered: 07/03/01
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My son got to do that a couple of years ago in Guam. His pictures, like yours, are really awesome! Thanks for your service!

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#11706669 - 07/05/16 10:50 PM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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Cool photos! cheers
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#11706811 - 07/06/16 06:39 AM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 05/24/13
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I've been on both ends of that refueling. It's gets scary on the B-52 end when the boom comes about 2 feet over the hatch windows. I'd sit in the IP seat between the pilots so it went right over my head. My seat cushion would have a bump in it afterwards. It's amazing that those two huge planes can fly so close together. Thanks for the pictures. Brings back memories.
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#11706876 - 07/06/16 07:34 AM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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I trained pilots to do that...both ways.

First attempts were often exciting. Some, more than exciting.


Edited by Pilothawk (07/06/16 07:38 AM)
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#11707581 - 07/06/16 12:51 PM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 10/28/11
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That is what I worked on the first five years of my service. Stationed at Barksdale AFB, 2nd Bomb Wing.
I worked on the navigation systems for KC-135 and B52-Gs, which by the way, is what that one in the photo is. Awesome photos...... For anyone that does not know. That airman running the fuel boom is laying on his stomach on what looks like a weight bench. He is looking out a little window. That is where those photos were taken.
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#11707604 - 07/06/16 01:06 PM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 12/30/08
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I was a 63150 in the USAF from 1972 up until my DOS in 1978.I have seen a few of those and refueled my share of B-52`s ,KC`s,& C 130`s while in SAC from 73-75 & F4`s in Italy 76-78
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#11707615 - 07/06/16 01:11 PM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
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Loc: DFW
Love this stuff! Thanks for the memories!! thumb

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#11707651 - 07/06/16 01:27 PM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: DFW-fisherman]
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Originally Posted By: DFW-fisherman
Love this stuff! Thanks for the memories!! thumb

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My too! I use to love those F4 Phantoms.Have you Been to the office lately?
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#11707955 - 07/06/16 03:43 PM Re: B-52 getting air refueled [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 04/01/11
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Loc: DFW
Was there this morning helping Ernest install his new toy. No fishing though.

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