Hot pits refuel aircraft in speedy manner
Senior Airman Samuel Harrell, right, and Tech. Sgt. Joseph Flanders, both 476th Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, prepare an A-10C Thunderbolt II for a quick inspection Dec. 18, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron’s petroleum, oils and lubricants flight perform hot pits to refuel aircraft as the engine continues to run. Hot pits is a method used to speed up the refueling process, allowing pilots to spend less time on the ground and more time accomplishing sorties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)