Okt 02 2012

Eglin wing starts KC-130J refueling training

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 22:14 onder Global F35 News

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Two F-35B Joint Strike Fighters have conducted the first aerial refueling of its kind with a KC-130J Hercules in the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., USA.

Previous aerial refueling operations with the F-35 had been conducted with test aircraft. “It’s great to start to expand our operational capability in the context of working with the Marine Air-Ground Task Force,” said Lt. Col. David Berke, who commands the F-35B squadron, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, at Eglin. The KC-130J was from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., USA.

Source: Press Release US Air Force, Eglin AFB

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