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Awac Refuelling Brown-trouser Moment  
User currently offlinethowman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 363 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6655 times:

Nasty moment while refuelling a NATO E-3. Fun starts around 24 seconds.

http://youtu.be/A4O8kaKMv_U

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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6478 times:

Holy crap! That is crazy! Glad it turned out okay, but phew!


As the top rated comment on this video states: "Dude any time a 300,000 pound aircraft separates from the tanker there are aerodynamic forces that cannot be avoided. The AWACS starts down without moving aft, when all that low pressure is acting on the horizontal stab the auto-pilot starts to trim to equalize those forces. That’s what you see. The tanker crew did everything right out of the -1 and vol. 3. Hope that helps. And by the way I was there in the boom pod yelling GO GO GO after clamly performing breakaway procedures." Mr. Philkok



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User currently offlinetxjim From United States of America, joined May 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 5694 times:

Video was removed by the user....  

User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

Quoting txjim (Reply 2):
Video was removed by the user....

Maybe someone higher up in the food chain didn't like that it was getting so much attention...



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User currently onlineSSTeve From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5548 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 3):
Maybe someone higher up in the food chain didn't like that it was getting so much attention...

One of the comments sure seemed to reflect that.

Not a great idea to play chicken with a billion bucks of airplane.


User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5527 times:

Video has been removed by user  

User currently offlineryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

Alternate link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbQ9LXZwJ78&feature=related


User currently offlinechecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5356 times:

Quoting SSTeve (Reply 4):
Not a great idea to play chicken with a billion bucks of airplane.

Certainly not the case in the video...and nowhere near a billion dollars of airplane going on there.


User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

The AF throws around a $270 million figure for an AWACS. Not sure about the 135 but it's kind of hard to put a $ value on an out of production, non replaceable asset. I'm not sure how you price the crew. I think I was valued at around $127.50 when I was a grunt.


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlinewindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2755 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5201 times:

Having seen many refuelings and even some that went wrong I rather enjoyed all the youtube comments instead of the video itself. Amazing how many people who gave their    who have no clue as to what is going on.


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User currently onlineSSTeve From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5069 times:

Quoting nomadd22 (Reply 8):
The AF throws around a $270 million figure for an AWACS. Not sure about the 135 but it's kind of hard to put a $ value on an out of production, non replaceable asset.

I was thinking replacement value for both... which is a lot. And I of course rounded up to the nearest billion.


User currently offlinethowman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4993 times:

Quoting nomadd22 (Reply 8):
The AF throws around a $270 million figure for an AWACS.

Good job it was a NATO AWACS then!  


User currently offline135mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 412 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4922 times:
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Quoting nomadd22 (Reply 8):
The AF throws around a $270 million figure for an AWACS. Not sure about the 135 but it's kind of hard to put a $ value on an out of production, non replaceable asset. I'm not sure how you price the crew. I think I was valued at around $127.50 when I was a grunt.

Two years ago, I was informed (while still working them) that the est (replacement) value was at $53M.

135Mech


User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

Holy that looked scary, was it as close as it looks? Might be the angle it was filmed at?

User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

It's created a bit of a firestorm around here...basically we're all talking about it and using as a valuable lesson on what NOT to do during separation procedures.

User currently offlineKC135Hydraulics From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Someone should thank that boomer for keeping the boom in one piece saving us a boom change! Look at those reflexes. BTW, for the boom to disconnect and auto-retract like that, the AWACS had to have been within 6ft of the ice shield on the boom. That's pretty close to begin with, then add in that porpoise move there. Close one!

User currently offlinedkswim From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

One of my buddies was a former boom opperator, he told me a story that happened to him. He was refulling a fully loaded C-5 with a new pilot at the wheel. After conclusion of the refulling the new pilot didnt do a proper disconnect and decended, sucking the air out from under him and him riding the rollercoster in the back.

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