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F-16 Hot Pit RefuelingF-16 Hot Pit Refueling
F-16 Hot Pit Refueling

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Simonson, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, (left) walks around an F-16 Fighting Falcon as he communicates with the pilot of the aircraft during a hot pit refuel, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Refueling specialists, crew chiefs and pilots assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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F-16 Hot Pit Refueling

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Milton Taylor, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operator, pulls a fuel hose toward an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft while performing a hot pit refuel, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Airmen assigned to the 20th LRS and 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron practice this technique to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Simonson (left) and Senior Airman Jason Trexler, both crew chiefs assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, police their gear while performing hot pit refueling for F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Refueling specialists, crew chiefs and pilots assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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F-16 Hot Pit Refueling

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot looks over the instruments in the cockpit during a hot pit refuel, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Refueling specialists, crew chiefs and pilots assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Milton Taylor, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operator, regulates fuel being pumped from his fuel truck to an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a hot pit refueling, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Refueling specialists, crew chiefs and pilots assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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F-16 Hot Pit Refueling

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Simonson, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals 1st Lt. Josh Reddis, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, into the hot pit in order for Reddis jet to be refueled, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Refueling specialists, crew chiefs and pilots assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Trexler, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands on the Shaw flightline holding chocks and other gear as he waits for the next F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to approach the hot pit for refueling, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Refueling specialists, crew chiefs and pilots assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Simonson, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, uses a toughbook to look over a technical order while performing hot pit refuels for F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots right back into the fight. Refueling specialists, crew chiefs and pilots assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Simonson (center) and Senior Airman Jason Trexler, crew chiefs assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, communicate with 1st Lt. Josh Reddis, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, as he taxis in for a hot pit refuel, Nov. 8, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Hot pit refueling is a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel to thrust pilots back into the fight. Refueling specialists, crew chiefs and pilots assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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Maintaining F-16 combat readiness

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is prepped and ready for takeoff, Nov. 15, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The 55th Fighter Squadron pilot of the F-16 performed a routine sortie with other 55th FS pilots. Shaw’s F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet is the number one asset that aids pilots in providing combat-ready airpower anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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Posted: 11/16/2012

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Maintaining F-16 combat readiness

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Ludwig, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, crosses his hands behind his back while standing at parade rest in preparation to launch an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Nov. 15, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Oil and dirt can be seen on Ludwig’s hands from working to ensure the F-16 was ready to fly. 20th AMXS crew chiefs and maintainers work around the clock to ensure the readiness and accuracy of the F-16s for each of Shaw’s three fighter squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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Maintaining F-16 combat readiness

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon taxis onto the runway prior to takeoff for a routine sortie, Nov. 15, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Shaw AFB is home to more than 80 F-16s, making the 20th Fighter Wing the largest combat composite fighter wing in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
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Posted: 11/16/2012

    

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