“Last Friday, an Air Force buddy of mine took me and a mutual friend to family day at McGuire Air Force Base. For security reasons, I won’t release his name, but his friends call him Ssgt. “Doodad.” He’s a boom operator, which means he does aerial refueling. A quick summary in his words:
Also, for those of you that are just a little confused about what Aerial Refueling is, well, the best way I can explain it is that I plug into aircraft and give them gas in midair while flying at anywhere from 200-300 knots or so.”
What this means to me is that he has a ton of pictures of the world’s greatest fighter jets in mid-flight from 50 feet away.
There is also a full walkthrough of the KC10, which is the plane he is a boomer on. I’m normally not a big fan of seeing the inside of planes, but this is an amazing vehicle. Nothing on this plane is classified, so all of this can be published.”
There are a ton of pictures, so I decided to put them in a Photobucket. Here is the link to the walkthrough.
I put explanations under all the pictures along with titles so it’s easier for you to identify and understand what’s going on.
These are the pictures Ssgt. Doodad took. check out more here
Thank you Jeff for sending these in