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Old 12-06-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Refueling F-16

I filmed this over the Sea of Japan. Don't remember if we were heading to Okinawa or the Philippines on this trip. Standing behind the boom operator on a KC-10
Slowly getting my old VCR tapes digitized.

https://youtu.be/QaLDBo7luXs


https://youtu.be/DuYKo5MeX1Y

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Old 12-06-2017, 05:34 PM   #2
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Excellent
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:35 PM   #3
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Thats pretty dang cool. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 12-06-2017, 05:36 PM   #4
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So how much fuel could that put in in 2 1/2 minutes?
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:42 PM   #5
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Thats pretty neat!
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:43 PM   #6
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Cool. The only time I've watched refueling from behind the boom operator, they were refueling a B-52.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:01 PM   #7
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So how much fuel could that put in in 2 1/2 minutes?
If I remember correctly around 1000 gallons per minute. 7000 pounds internal and 5000 in two wing tanks.

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Old 12-06-2017, 06:10 PM   #8
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Great video thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:34 PM   #9
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Cool video, a bit of a tribute to the last ever f16 that rolled off the line just a month or so ago.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:52 PM   #10
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Cool video, a bit of a tribute to the last ever f16 that rolled off the line just a month or so ago.
Just moved the production to South Carolina.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:07 PM   #11
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Cool video! The bomber factory really changed from '80 until I retired a couple of years ago.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:34 PM   #12
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Best jet I ever worked on.

Thanks for sharing those Ron.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:59 PM   #13
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Cool! Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:07 PM   #14
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I can recall going to Turkey in 1986 on a C-141 and watching the boom from the passenger area of the 141 looking up through the flightdeck.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:14 PM   #15
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Very cool, thank you for sharing.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:48 AM   #16
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How much do they charge the pilot at the pump?
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:02 AM   #17
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I got to see that first hand flying to Okinawa back in the early 90's. One of the coolest things I've ever watched. I have a few pictures around somewhere. Great video.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:12 AM   #18
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I filmed this over the Sea of Japan. Don't remember if we were heading to Okinawa or the Philippines on this trip. Standing behind the boom operator on a KC-10
Slowly getting my old VCR tapes digitized.

https://youtu.be/QaLDBo7luXs


https://youtu.be/DuYKo5MeX1Y
What squadron was the KC-10 out of? I used to be with the 70th Air Refueling Squadron out of Travis A.F.B.

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Old 12-07-2017, 08:17 AM   #19
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Great job..

AMERICA!!!!!!!
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:26 AM   #20
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THANKS for the video. Love that.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:30 AM   #21
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Neat
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:31 AM   #22
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Thats awesome. Gotta feel like an eternity being refueled.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:43 AM   #23
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:43 AM   #24
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Coolest refueling I ever saw was a KC-130 refueling a helicopter. This is not my video and not the refueling I saw.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...67DA&FORM=VIRE
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:08 AM   #25
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Great video. I was on the other end for refueling in a B-52.


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Cool. The only time I've watched refueling from behind the boom operator, they were refueling a B-52.
And I missed the sticker sighting.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:35 AM   #26
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:33 AM   #27
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Ron
Get a job and you will not have time to digitize you VHS tapes

Thanks for sharing
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:57 AM   #28
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Has to be one of the coolest things I've seen. Thanks for sharing the video.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:11 PM   #29
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My father was a Chief in Technical Publications for the F16 project @ Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics. He retired several years ago after a 46 year tenure.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:42 PM   #30
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My father was a Chief in Technical Publications for the F16 project @ Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics. He retired several years ago after a 46 year tenure.
Name? I worked Tech Pubs for 18 years. 7 active duty and 11 as a Tech Order writer.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:43 PM   #31
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Ron
Get a job and you will not have time to digitize you VHS tapes

Thanks for sharing
Had a job once. Don't want another.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:50 PM   #32
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Name? I worked Tech Pubs for 18 years. 7 active duty and 11 as a Tech Order writer.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:10 PM   #33
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I remember the name.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:12 PM   #34
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What squadron was the KC-10 out of? I used to be with the 70th Air Refueling Squadron out of Travis A.F.B.
No idea. Great way to travel. They just showed up at Misawa AB and off we went.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:22 PM   #35
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Did that in H-53's off of C-130's; day and night. Always a fun experience.

Thanks for sharing, brings back the memories.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:34 PM   #36
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I took a hop once from California to my home base McConnell afb in Wichita Ks. And we refueled a b-52 at night over Texas-Oklahoma I was allowed to lay next to the boom operator and watch. We were in a kc-135r. The most awesome experience ever!
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:06 PM   #37
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Very cool video!
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:25 PM   #38
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Cool, I commented on your vid...I used to load munitions on 15s back at Holloman years ago...the "travel pod" on the left wing is a napalm shell, usually stuffed with pilots luggage and golf clubs....neat video!!
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:38 PM   #39
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Very Cool!
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:23 PM   #40
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Get a job and you will not have time to digitize you VHS **** tapes!
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:24 PM   #41
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Started with a P and ended in a N.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:28 PM   #42
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My uncle's father was Neil Anderson, Chief test pilot for the F-16 program.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:43 PM   #43
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Very cool.
My dad was a flight mechanic for KC-135s when he was stationed in Altus
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