The Tranquil, Tron-Like Beauty of a Plane Refueling in Mid-Air

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You're looking at a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft being refueled by the 151st Air Refueling Wing over southern Idaho last week. But those are just details. What you're really looking at is a shock of beautiful, caught at a moment of technological awesomeness. [Flickr]

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HenryHiggins
HenryHiggins

Seems to me that a mid-air refueling would be only slightly more "tranquil" than a nighttime carrier deck landing.