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Old 09-11-2019, 11:21 AM   #11
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That's because they're double checking their golf scores from the previous round
During my 22 years as a boom operator I lost a boom nozzle one single time to an F-4 out of George AFB.

During the same 22 years I had NUMEROUS Navy receivers beat up the nose of their aircraft, gork up their probes or tear up my Drogue basket trying to get a contact.

I guess that means Air Force Pilots are good enough to play golf AND refuel without breaking their equipment.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:12 PM   #12
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During my 22 years as a boom operator I lost a boom nozzle one single time to an F-4 out of George AFB.

During the same 22 years I had NUMEROUS Navy receivers beat up the nose of their aircraft, gork up their probes or tear up my Drogue basket trying to get a contact.

I guess that means Air Force Pilots are good enough to play golf AND refuel without breaking their equipment.
George AFB brings back memories.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:01 PM   #13
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During my 22 years as a boom operator I lost a boom nozzle one single time to an F-4 out of George AFB.

During the same 22 years I had NUMEROUS Navy receivers beat up the nose of their aircraft, gork up their probes or tear up my Drogue basket trying to get a contact.
...because the KC-135 boom adapted drogue (AF to NV adapter) is not a good solution for navy/marine corps aircraft.

Only time i have ever seen a 135 drogue get beat up (or more importantly the right AOA probe, OAT probe, FOD the #2 eng, etc) was when the boom operator "thought" they were "helping" the pilot by moving the boom around during a plug instead of doing exactly nothing. The Ouija board effect doesn't work well during AR.

aren't anecdotal stories fun.(in jest)
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:31 PM   #14
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That's because they're double checking their golf scores from the previous round
That's not true. The front-enders are too busy enjoying our filet mignon and glass of Merlot while George handles the flying. Overhead Mother, once you bait the hook, (drogue), it's amazing how much squid you can catch …
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:26 AM   #15
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George AFB brings back memories.
My dad was stationed at George. I grew up in Barstow...Kinda sad when you say it out loud.
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