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Air to Air Refuelling
Wing Commander George Roberts

"Air to Air Re-fuelling Over Kosovo"

Tuesday 4th March 2014 @ 7.30pm

Tipsy Nipper, Fife Airport

So, you're up in the air and your fuel's getting low - how do you re-fuel your aircraft while you're up there?
Well, some would say ..... "carefully!". Nevertheless, that's what RAF and US Air Force pilots do on a regular basis; sometimes to extend their Air to Air Re-fuelling "time in theatre", sometimes to increase their flyable range and sometimes to enable them to take off with greater ordnance tonnage (necessitating a reduced fuel load for take off weight).

But how does it all work?

On Tuesday 4th March, Wing Commander George Roberts from RAF Leuchars will reveal some of the techniques and show us some of the RAF re-fuelling activities in active operation over Kosovo.

Feel free to nip over to Fife airfield if your interested in this talk night..... sounds pretty interesting.
Tally Ho... !
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