02 July 2010
The picture to the right is a tv console on board that the operators use to monitor the wire. At the end of the wire is a drogue, which creates drag that keeps the wire fully extended and steady.
The second mission I observed was a mid-air refueling from an Air Force KC-10 tanker. I cannot say enough about the flying skill that is required from our aviators to make this happen. I think the pictures below tell the story best for this one.
I was once again impressed with our TACAMO Sailors and really enjoyed the opportunity to ride with them and observe first-hand these outstanding professionals at work.
All the best, JCHjr