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Scott performs hot pit refueling

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

U.S. Navy Lt. Daniel Marsik, E-2D Hawkeye pilot, signals to his co-pilot to start the aircraft’s left engine during a hot pit refueling, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The E-2D was Scott’s first hot pit refueling on a fixed-wing aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

A member of the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron helps perform a hot pit refueling on a U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. In addition to crewmembers monitoring pressure gauges, air vents from the tail of the aircraft in order to prevent over-pressurization and damage to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Members of the 375th Operations Support Squadron perform a hot pit refueling on a U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. In a hot pit refueling, the aircraft does not completely shut down, which enables the aircraft to be refueled and take-off quicker, cutting hours off of a coast-to-coast flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Tom “Scrappy” Oleary, 375th Operations Support Squadron transient alert aircraft servicer, connects a refueling hose to the fuel tank during a U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye hot pit refueling, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Because of Scott’s central location in the Midwest, it is a convenient spot for aircraft to stop to refuel during coast-to-coast flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Senior Airman Austin Mapps, 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution system, helps perform a hot pit refueling on a U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. During a hot pit refueling, one engine is left on, speeding up the refueling process and allowing for quicker take offs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

Craig Reis, 375th Operations Support Squadron transient alert lead, attaches a refueling hose nozzle to the fuel tank of a U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye during a hot pit refueling, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The E-2D was developed in the late 1950s, and it is mainly used for airborne early warning and control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

U.S. Navy Lt. Brad Pennington, naval flight officer, listens to a briefing prior to a U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye hot pit refueling, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Because it was Scott’s first hot pit refueling on a fixed-wing aircraft, the crew and members of the 375th Operations Support Squadron held a classroom briefing and a practice run beforehand to help mitigate risks and review all proper procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

The U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye stops for a hot pit refueling, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. During a hot pit refueling, one engine is left on, speeding up the refueling process and allowing for quicker take offs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- U.S. Navy Lt. Daniel Marsik, E-2D Hawkeye pilot, signals to his co-pilot to start the aircraft’s left engine during a hot pit refueling, Jan. 24, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The E-2D was Scott’s first hot pit refueling on a fixed-wing aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)

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