Full Service Fuel Stop: VMGR-252 Supports Training with Mid-Air Refueling | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Oshkosh Day Four

Oshkosh Day Five

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Oshkosh Day Four

Oshkosh Day Five

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Sat, Jan 02, 2010

Full Service Fuel Stop: VMGR-252 Supports Training with Mid-Air Refueling

A KC-130J Hercules aircraft from Cherry Point’s Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 performed mid-air refueling over the waters of the Atlantic in support of a training mission, Dec. 15.

The VMGR-252 crew took off from the Cherry Point flight line in the morning expecting to refuel five AV-8B Harriers from Marine Attack Squadron 542. The five Harriers were slated to provide close air support for the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic during a ground combat training exercise.

However, as the morning progressed the Harriers were forced to stay on the ground. The VMGR-252 crew, however, stayed in the air practicing general in-flight procedures and in time received a message over the radio informing them of two F/A-18D Hornet fighter jets in the air in need of refueling. The Hornets, from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 553 stationed out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., were in the area providing close air support for the ground combat exercise.

After successfully refueling both jets, the KC-130J returned to Cherry Point for post-flight maintenance. According to Cpl. Robert W. Emerson, a crew chief on the flight, the mission was a success.

“We had planned to do more with the Harriers but it was still a very successful flight,” Emerson said. “It just so happens that the F/A-18s can do more in this type of weather. This was a good opportunity for our new crewmembers to get some proficiency training done.”

Sgt. Brandon P. Pratt, a loadmaster for the flight, said he agrees it is important for VMGR-252 air crews to keep their mid-air refueling skills sharp.

“If we didn’t provide mid-air refueling, these aircrafts would not be able to stay in the air as long or even make it to their destinations,” Pratt said. “These types of missions are very necessary.” [ANN Salutes Lance Cpl. Santiago G. Colon Jr., Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point]

FMI: www.marines.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.28.16-Oshkosh Day 4: Mike Huerta Addresses Oshkosh, King Schools

Also: Evolution Aircraft, Sporty’s/Savvy Breakdown Assistance, Comprehensive Jack Pelton Interview, Part 4 FAA administrator Michael Huerta came to town at EAA AirVenture 201>[...]

Dynon Avionics Certifies Outstanding Osh16 Special Event Coverage!!

Leading Edge Sport Avionics Company Pushes The Envelope For Both Sport and General Aviation Markets! Founded in 2000, Dynon Avionics’ mission is to create the best avionics a>[...]

Pilot Training System Teaches Us The Way To Oshkosh 2016 Special Coverage!

Pilot Training System Has A Knack For Educating Aviators... Via Innovative Programs Established in 2011, Pilot Training System’s (PTS) online flight-training solution provide>[...]

Only Sporty's!!! Sporty's Pilot Shop Helps ANN Cover Oshkosh 2016!

Sporty's Pilot Shop Is A Pivotal GA Resource! Sporty’s Pilot Shop was founded over 50 years ago by a flight instructor, and ever since has been for pilots and by pilots. Hal >[...]

Trig Avionics Stacks The Deck To Provide ANN's OSH16 Special Event Coverage

Trig Excels In Affordable Avionics That Fit YOUR Panel! Trig Avionics are experts in the design and manufacture of compact and innovative certified avionics for light aviation. Our>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC