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Video: ‘Air refuelling’

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This week’s video that describes how military aircraft are able to refuel in mid-air and continue their missions.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What speed and distance are the aircraft from each other during the refuelling?
  2. Why is air refuelling necessary?
  3. How fast do they pump fuel to the other plane?
  4. What does the air refuelling operator have to be careful of?
  5. What technological advances have made the operator’s job easier?

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