Get ready for some great photos from an impromptu refueling operation off the North-eastern Australian coast. Huge thanks to
@Usman_A and @AnonymouslyAnonymous who are both featured in these photos, and also for the ramp shots with extra company from @GBKarp — great flight today everyone!
For flight details, feel free to look at my post in the Refueler’s tracking thread. We based out of YAMB (RAAF AMBERLEY) for a two-hour op north of Brisbane airspace.
Date On Station: 07112020
Expected Time on Station: from 2215Z (Roughly 2 hrs)
AAR Anchor Waypoint: Follow Filed Flight Plan. Anchors: YCXA - TNGWG -TAPET
AAR Area: North-East Australian Coast. Airspace cleared north of Brisbane Int’l for military operations
Tanker Callsign: Air Force 354 Heavy
Flight Level: FL300
IAS: M 0.82 || IAS current: 294 kts | GS current 606 kts (subject to change)
Base Airport: YAMB
Please observe flight plan to he…
And now, for the showcase of some serious military hardware
Usman’s and Anonymous’s F-16s ready to hit the gas
My KC-10 lined up
Forming up at FL300
Boom down, clear to refuel
Fighter, tanker, moon
Easy does it
On your left squad leader
Back at the ramp, watching immediate simultaneous arrivals
Which one is your favorite? This was the first time I had trouble with the 10 photo limit.
I really did underestimate fighter/military operations, keep up the good work!
Dang We are looking good in these shots😅 Lol
Had fun man👍 pic. 8 or 9 might be my most favored…
Great pictures!! Glad to see people flying military aircrafts!
Incredible moonshot while refueling, that’s really good! (Along with your other pictures as well, nice job!) ;)
I can’t decide! Maybe the gear up one or one of the refueling shots. Great work!
Those are some really good shots mate! My favourite is picture 4
@Alec Military operations are definitely a fun group flight!
@AnonymouslyAnonymous Definitely! I have a hard time choosing a favorite
@Shane Thanks! Took a lot of attempts to get but the moonshot was definitely worth it!
@lucaviness I couldn’t decide either! Thanks!
@Qantas094 I definitely liked photo 4 as well
@GBKarp Thanks! Hopefully next time we can have you join in formation
Also side note, but if you liked the moonshot above, a flight I did earlier this spring with just the KC-10 resulted in some nice moonshots (topic linked below):
Good morning everyone! Yesterday I decided to take the Travis AFB KC-10 out of, no surprise, Travis AFB in California. Had some fun with the free cam and got a nice couple of photos. I decided to highlight my favorite stand-out picture, and put the rest in the drop-downs for a cleaner post.
Without further ado:
Flight DetailsRoute: KSUU TO KSUU
Late Afternoon to Evening [image]
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Thanks! Glad you liked them