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Subject:  Re: Marine Mid-air Date:  12/8/2018  11:29 AM
Author:  folgore Number:  38335 of 38400

Air-to-air refueling accident

{Refueling fighters from prop-driven tankers is DANGEROUS. Which is why the USAF quit doing that in the 1970s!}


I just read an article on the accident myself and had difficulty imagining a high speed jet fighter like the F-18 slowing down enough to refuel from a ridiculously slow C-130. (No aviation experience; recently retired from the Army Reserve after serving 31.5 years - strictly on the ground!) Hopefully the Pentagon gets the message. BTW, what do Navy pilots use to refuel their planes?
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