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Video answers: ‘Air refuelling’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. They’re approximately 30ft from each other travelling at between 200 and 350 knots.
  2. It extends the range of a plane and allows it to continue its mission with no interruptions.
  3. They pump fuel at 1,200 gallons per minute.
  4. He has to be careful of hitting the other plane with the refuelling boom.
  5. Night vision cameras and 3D glasses have made the operator’s job easier.

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