F-15C Eagle hot pit

Airmen from the 44th and 67th Aircraft Maintenance Units refuel jets in a hot pit on Kadena Air Force Base, Japan, April 14, 2020. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)
Airmen from the 44th and 67th Aircraft Maintenance Units refuel jets in a hot pit on Kadena Air Force Base, Japan, April 14, 2020. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Airmen from the 44th and 67th Aircraft Maintenance Units refuel jets in a hot pit on Kadena Air Force Base, Japan, April 14, 2020. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Senior Airman Patrick Badion, an F-15C Eagle crew chief with the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, controls a dead man switch on the flight line at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 14, 2020. The dead man switch uses air to pressurize the fuel system from the ground, fuel truck and aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)
Senior Airman Patrick Badion, an F-15C Eagle crew chief with the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, controls a dead man switch on the flight line at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 14, 2020. The dead man switch uses air to pressurize the fuel system from the ground, fuel truck and aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Senior Airman Karon Horton, a 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit engine specialist, executes a hot pit refueling on an F-15C Eagle, April 14, 2020, at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. Each of the low-drag conformal fuel tanks located beneath the F-15C Eagle’s fuselage can carry 750 gallons of fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Senior Airman Patrick Badion, an F-15C Eagle crew chief 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, marshals an F-15C Eagle forward to begin a hot pit session April 14, 2020 at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Senior Airman Patrick Badion, an F-15C Eagle crew chief 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, marshals an F-15C Eagle forward to begin a hot pit session April 14, 2020 at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

F-15C Eagles fly over Kadena Air Force Base, Japan, to begin a hot pit session on April 14, 2020. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

An F-15C Eagle flies over Kadena Air Force Base, Japan, to begin a hot pit session on April 14, 2020. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Airmen from the 44th and 67th Aircraft Maintenance Units refuel jets in a hot pit on Kadena Air Force Base, Japan, April 14, 2020. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Staff Sgt. Josh Lusk, an F-15C Eagle crew chief with the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, marshals an F-15C Eagle forward to begin a hot pit session April 14, 2020 at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. Hot pitting allows for aircrew to fly back to back missions without having to shut down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

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