Writing about Army life during the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
AT Day 21, First Fueling Experience
Since August of 2007 when I came back in the Army, I have been in Echo Company of 2-104th Aviation. Echo has all the fuelers, but in almost five years,today was the first time I fueled an aircraft myself. It was "Cold" fuel: that is when the helicopters engines are shut down. The other option is hot fuel--the NASCAR pit stop style of fueling where the aircraft is fueled while the blades are turning. As soon as fueling is completed, the aircraft takes off.
Here is a photo of two Chinooks getting hot fuel at Schuykill County Airport