Raptor Surge

Senior Airman James Hadaway, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics specialist, along with Airmen from the 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 673rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, perform a hot pit refuel with an F-22 here. Hot pit refueling is a procedure performed in order to rapidly refuel the aircraft and allow it to complete a second sortie in a short amount of time. During a hot pit refuel the pilot will stay in the cockpit with the jet running while the maintenance crews perform safety checks and refuel the aircraft allowing it to return to flight in minimum. (U.S. Air Force/Capt. Ashley Conner)

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