Date: July 14, 2014

Place: Off the coast of Hawaii

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet aircraft connects to the basket on a RCAF CC-130T Hercules aircraft to refuel off the coast of Hawaii July 14, 2014, during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security of the world’s oceans.

DoD photo by Sgt. Matthew McGregor, Canadian Forces/Released

Aerial refueling. Video from YouTube and Interesting Engineering.