Defense

September 9, 2013

Hot pits keep F-35s flying

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr.

 
Maintainers from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, attach the fuel hose to an F-35A Lightning II during a hot pit session on the 33rd Fighter Wing flightline at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen, Marines and sailors are refueling their F-35 variants for multiple sorties via 96th Test Wing fuel trucks while construction is completed on the 33rd’s hot pit area.

 

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr.

 
Sailors from Strike Fighter Squadron-101, watch as their F-35C Lightning II is refueled during a hot pit session on the 33rd Fighter Wing flightline at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen, Marines and sailors are refueling their F-35 variants for multiple sorties via 96th Test Wing fuel trucks while construction is completed on the 33rd’s hot pit area.

 

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr.

 
A maintainer from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, monitors preflight checks on an F-35A Lightning II after a hot pit session on the 33rd Fighter Wing flightline at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen, Marines and sailors are refueling their F-35 variants for multiple sorties via 96th Test Wing fuel trucks while construction is completed on the 33rd’s hot pit area.

 

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr.

 
Sailors from Strike Fighter Squadron-101, refuel an F/A-18 Hornet during a hot pit session on the 33rd Fighter Wing flightline at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen, Marines and sailors are refueling their F-35 Lightning II variants for multiple sorties via 96th Test Wing fuel trucks while construction is completed on the 33rd’s hot pit area.

 




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