thanks, i did a night sortie once but could not really take photos, but the view was amazing at night all the same. We were breifed that no one could take pictures using a flash, for obvious reasons. Some idiot decided to say "well the other pilot has plenty of distance to recover". the officer briefing us repliyed "yes that is true but remember hes only 20 feet away from our plane!" lol
Every time I see images of a mid-air refueling, I am impressed at the entire operation, from the skill of the pilots to the steadiness of the airmen that guide the tanker from the rear of the aircraft while the transfer is taking place. This image certainly proves that it takes nerves of steel to complete this operation. Wonderful capture, Buzz.