Video: Air-to-air refueling in an F-16

Getting a ride in an F-16 is an amazing experience, but getting a ride in one while doing aerial refueling is even more exhilarating. You’ll get to do exactly that in this amazing video and see how the process works from the fighter and the KC-135 tanker. The key is precise flying and good communication.

Video courtesy of FliteTest.

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Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. He is an ATP and also holds ratings for multiengine, seaplanes, gliders, and helicopters. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Air Facts, John is a Vice President at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, responsible for new product development and marketing.