The United States Air Force runs missions throughout the world. Often the missions that are flown start in one nation, take place in another and end in still another. There is seldom enough fuel onboard to go through the entire mission without refueling. It is the job of the Inflight Refueling Apprentice to help in making sure that the aircraft involved in the long missions will have the ability to get the fuel that they need.
What You Will Do
As a member of the aircrew you will be responsible for helping out with pre-flight, inflight and post-flight inspections of the aircraft. You will be responsible for helping out with emergency protocols as well as helping to refuel flights in the air. You will be the one to work the machinery which will drop the fuel line so that the aircraft can get the fuel that they need.
Get the Training
You will be able to get the training that you will need in order to learn everything there is to know about operating the equipment and making sure that the aircraft you are working with will be able to hook up properly with the fuel line. You will also be taught what to look for on the aircraft while you are making inspections as well as how to make minor repairs for problems that you might notice during inflight inspections.