First Aerial Refueling At Night

Posted 22 March 2012
Photo by Tom Reynolds

The F-35 flight test program aerial refueled for the first time at night on 22 March 2012. USAF Lt. Col. Peter Vitt was the pilot for the flight from Edwards AFB, California. The mission, which lasted 3.1 hours, marked Flight 103 for F-35A AF-4. The aircraft was refueled from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker.

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