Defense

November 28, 2016
 

KC-10 Extender refuels CV-22 Ospreys

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick

Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct pre-flight inspections of a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 18, 2016. Pre-flight inspections are done to check for any issues that may interfere with the flight mission.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick

CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron takes off at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 18, 2016. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission, Nov. 18, 2016. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron connects to a KC-10 Extender air-refueling receptacle during a training mission over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 18, 2016. The air-refuel mission marked the first time an 8th SOS aircraft has connected to a KC-10.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick

An Air Commando with the 8th Special Operations Squadron observes as a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches a KC-10 Extender air-refueling receptacle during a training mission over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 18, 2016. The air-refuel mission marked the first time an 8th SOS aircraft has connected to a KC-10.
 
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An Air Commando with the 8th Special Operations Squadron observes as a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches a KC-10 Extender air-refueling receptacle during a training mission over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 18, 2016. The air-refuel mission marked the first time an 8th SOS aircraft has connected to a KC-10.




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