Comin’ in hot: F-16 Fighting Falcons receive “hot pit” refueling

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matt Mac Rae, left, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental technician, and Airman 1st Class Tyler Shirk, right, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, move a Type-4 hydrant system hose after refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a “hot pit” at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 28, 2017. An aircraft’s engine stays running during a “hot pit” allowing approximately 1,300 gallons of fuel to be administered 30% faster than a typical refueling process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Preston L. Cherry
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