Stormin From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4327 times:
I know they have practiced air-refueling the VC-25s as part of normal training for the crews. Have they ever used air-to-air refueling while the President was on-board? (his recent trip to Baghdad? 9/11?) I know the 747 has the range to basically go where ever they need to normally so it would not be a normal procedure.
KC10Boom From United States of America, joined May 2004, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3926 times:
The skill level of the pilots and the request of a senior boom operator probably eliminate the paint job issues. The slipway is an added bonus, in the F-4 and F-111 days the receptacle just popped up and that's all you had to shoot for.
Why is it my best contacts are when no one else is looking!