Air International 2015-03
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N.Pittaway - Operation Okra /Military/
The wingman of a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet watches as his leader prepares to refuel from a US Air Force KC-10A tanker aircraft mid-air as the sun sets over Iraq.
A KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft maintenance crew prepares to launch the jet at dusk, beginning another mission refuelling Coalition aircraft over Iraq.
Two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornets break away after air-to-air refuelling to begin their mission over Iraq.
The wingman of a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet watches as his leader prepares to refuel from a US Air Force KC-10A tanker aircraft mid-air as the sun sets over Iraq.
Royal Australian Air Force armament technicians load live ordnance onto an F/A-18F Super Hornet.
A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet arrives back at Al Minhad Air Base after dark, completing another Operation Okra mission.
Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet A44-224 with the afterburners engaged as it breaks away from the tanker during a mission over Iraq.
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail A30-005 in the skies of the Middle East during Operation Okra.
The crew of an E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft during a mission over Iraq.