F-22 Rapid Refuel
By , 477th Fighter Group Public Affairs
/ Published May 01, 2013
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska --
Airmen from the 3rd and 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons perform a hot
pit refuel with an F-22 here May 1. Hot pit refueling is a procedure
performed in order to rapidly refuel the aircraft and allow it to complete a
second sortie in a short amount of time. During a hot pit refuel the pilot
will stay in the cockpit with the jet running while the maintenance crews
perform safety checks and refuel the aircraft allowing it to return to
flight in less than 30 minutes.
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