Politics & Government

September 22, 2009 5:39 PM

Refueling in midflight, even on simulator, is no easy task

idea is simple: Fly a 7-inch-diameter nozzle into an 8-inch-diameter air refueling receptacle on a C-17 Globemaster that's 50 feet away while traveling at 260 knots at 27,000 feet, and unload 4,000 pounds of fuel.

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