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Reverse Air Refuel

Often during In-Flight Emergencies (IFEs) aircraft are required to either dump or burn fuel to reduce their gross weight; many aircraft have the ability to reverse air refuel (i.e., pump fuel back to an air refueling tanker).
When the IFE is not a "barn burner" and there is a tanker available, aircraft should make it a standard to reverse AR so we are not wasting the fuel by dumping it or by using higher burn rates to... more »

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