This story happened to me today (Nov, 23) when I decided fly in a fighter jet from Puerto Vallarta - MMPR to San Diego - KSAN.
I’ve chosen the F-22 and started my flight. It was an 1h flight but unfortunately, I was running out of fuel in the middle of the route.
I called my friend @Alberto_Trigo_CMS and said what was happening to me. He just answered: “Tell me the nearest airport”.
Suddenly, I saw him taking off and I went toward the refueler. Thanks to him I could refuel my aircraft completely.
Half an hour later I was arriving at San Diego completely safe because I got saved by a refueler.
Thank you for reading my topic :)
Wait. Refuelers can refuel your aircraft mid-flight??
Yes. These planes are specialized for that. (“refuelers”) ;)
Great story and pictures @JoeWestMarks. :)
Dang. I didn’t know that. That’s really cool!
Yes it is :), a great feature if you ask me
A tanker once saved me when i was doing PHOG-KLAX in an F-16 once
I had no idea that the KC-10 could do that…
That’s a really cool story!
It’s KC-10 when it serves as a air-air refueling tanker
Just love when those days happen, on purpose or on accident!
Great photos too!
This is awesome. A little act of kindness can make a person’s day.
We’re here to help, my bro! As a F22 lover, I know how frustrating it can be its fuel flow to long range missions… (He was going M2.00)
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