From a spectator's point of view, a Coronet mission may seem
simple; a group of tankers flies with a group of fighters across
the ocean, ensuring the smaller aircraft have enough fuel to get
home. Beyond that first glance, however, the "air bridge" is a
complicated, critical mission which takes precise planning and
coordination to complete. It's also a mission the 100th Air
Refueling Wing members perform several times a week.
"Queen Of The Fleet" In The Air For The First Time In Six
It was a long time coming, but the Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
said Thursday that FIFI has returned to flight. "The Queen of the
Fleet" ... which is the world's only flyable Boeing B-29
Superfortress ... returned to the skies early Thursday morning for
its first flight since 2004.