Watch This Pilot Refuel Air Force Pave Hawk in Midair Skillfully

An Air Force Combat Rescue Pilot demonstrates the process of refueling HH-60G Pave Hawk midair.
Derya Ozdemir

Watching aircraft take the skies and fly free is a fascinating experience on its own, which might be the reason why many of us don't think about it's, one might say, less appealing sides of it, such as refueling.

In this video, an Air Force Combat Rescue Pilot demonstrates the process of refueling with the HH-60G Pave Hawk, which is designed to rescue downed pilots behind enemy lines.

Well, everything is trickier when you do it midair. The Pave Hawk is actually one of the few U.S. Air Force aircraft that uses the drogue refueling system. Refueling of the helicopter midair from an accompanying HC-130J is demonstrated skillfully by the pilot, and the one-minute-long video is taken at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

Moreover, the video has footage from the Pave Hawk cockpit and the open rear ramp of the tanker. So put on your seatbelt, and prepare to enjoy nice piloting skills!

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