Fill ‘er up! Looks like this F/A-18F Super Hornet is going up with his buddy refueling pod.
PACIFIC OCEAN (May 31, 2014) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Chris Cavagnaro/RELEASED)
I wonder what the pilot did to fuck up enough to be the fuel bitch for the cruise? That’d be the story I’d want to read.