Let’s take a break from all the bad news and watch this cool HD video of an F-15 and B-2 Stealth perform airborne refueling over the skies of New Mexico.
Members of the 931st Air Refueling Wing from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, provide aerial refueling support using the KC-135 Stratotanker. This evolution occurred over the skies of southern New Mexico for three B-2 Spirit aircraft from the 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Whiteman AFB, MO. Additionally, three F-15-D Eagle aircraft from the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV took on fuel as well.
The 72nd TES evaluates and implements new equipment, software, and weapon systems specifically for the B-2 fleet. The 59th TES, a unit of the 53rd Wing, has several missions. They plan and execute operational tests for the Air Force’s A-10, F-15, F-16, F-22A and F-35 aircraft.
This video was shot on June 6, 2016.
Top Photo: Senior Airman Joshua Thompson and Airman 1st Class James Fulton, both 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, use communication cords to speak to pilots while performing pre-flight checks at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 24, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released)
Video: YouTube StealthB2777 channel, via SSgt Benjamin Landon
Hat Tip: Miguelm Mendoza