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April 04, 2006

Bait for Dusty

Let's see if this will bring him up for air. Shamelessly stolen from Strategy Page who stole it from the Air Force, anyway - which means it really isn't stealing...

(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung)

Cpt. Nick DiCapua pilots his OA/A-10 Thunderbolt II observation / attack aircraft to a precontact position behind a KC-135R/T air refueling aircraft, on 26 March, 2006. Afterwards he will make a snap roll and dive thousands of feet, to his low level close air support mission below. Capt. DiCapua a native of Dallas, Tx. is deployed to the 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, from the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson, Air Force Base Alaska. The KC-135R/T is deployed to the 22 Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyz Republic, from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung.

To see the whole series - click this link: A10 Refueling and break-away.

Heh. I remember when A10s were brand-new. They've lasted a lot longer than I did... of course, it would help if I could be rebuilt now and then, too...